Winter Preps, Mighty Broccoli And Death To Cabbage Whites

Aside from keeping everything alive with regular watering and feeding, our most pressing job is sowing and planting the winter food garden. No mean feat when it’s hot and dry. Planting Tips For Hot Days Use the evening for all of your planting and pricking on Be sure the soil you are planting into is […]

Boozy Plums

Every year we put down some boozy fruits – vanilla brandy apricots, raspberry gin, peach rosemary vodka, damson gin, pears in cider, spiced plum brandy…  best fun preserving! Sterilise your jars and lids. Let the jars cool to warm. Halve and stone the fruit or if not freestone then simply prick the fruit all over. […]

Easy Peasy Compost + Letting Carbon:Nitrogen Ratios Go

I’ve been making compost for 20 odd years now – and the longer I do it, the less I fuss with it. Compared to the labour intensive style I began with (a keen pup in my 20’s), I’m positively lazy about it now and the truth is, it’s the best compost I’ve ever made. Working […]

Thai Salad And A Bowl Of Rice

A quick fresh bowl, using all that fresh summer goodness from the garden. Rice Cook up whatever rice floats your boat Dressing 4 Kaffir lime leaves finely sliced 1 chilli, chopped 1 clove of garlic, finely sliced 3 Tablespoons soya sauce 5 Tablespoons of lime or lemon juice 1 tsp coconut sugar or honey 1 […]