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Records are broken!

Records are broken!

The mercury is rising and all sorts of records are set to be broken. Personally, the amount of produce I’m starting to get from the plot is record breaking in every area. I’ve had my pear tree produce fruit for the very first time. Upon…

Springing into Spring

Springing into Spring

What a glorious few days we have had!  Most unseasonal, but most appreciated, glorious sunshine has seen me make a good start to this year on my plot. I’m having a bit of a redesign down at the allotment and it has taken longer than…

May Already!

May Already!

My new year’s resolution was to write more on here, yet here we are in May already and I haven’t posted once. Mr S and I returned from our American adventure with stinking colds so took a week or 2 to recover. Just as we…

Belated Merry Christmas

Belated Merry Christmas

But still in time to say that I hope you have a very Happy New Year! I have always found this week between Christmas and New Year a reflective time – a time to look back over the previous year and identify areas that need…

Countdown to Chrimbo!

Countdown to Chrimbo!

In three weeks time the leftover turkey should be nearly finished and it will be time to reflect on the year past, while setting goals for the New Year. In the run up to Christmas it is a tradition of mine to visit Borough Market…

November blues

November blues

So, I have finally succumbed to the rather nasty bug that has caused all around me to drop like flies.  I thought I’d managed to dodge it but a scratchy throat has given way to a high temperature and chesty cough and that is why…

A perfect autumnal day

A perfect autumnal day

I have a love hate relationship with autumn. I dislike grey drissley days but a dry bright autumn day cannot compare; morning mists that cling to the fields and vales, the bright colours of the leaves as they prepare to fall, slow cooked evening comfort…

Autumn Returns

Autumn Returns

Autumn returns – and so do I! It has been a gloriously long, hot summer with various successes and a few failures on the plot.  It was all about water, water and more water, which is bringing about some research and thought regarding ways to…

A New Find at St Albans Farmers’ Market

A New Find at St Albans Farmers’ Market

Every second Sunday of the month – cometh hell or high water – St Albans hosts a farmers’ market, which is an absolute must visit for me.  A foodie’s delight!  I generally have a list of things I need and the things I want –…

A simple pasta midweek dinner

A simple pasta midweek dinner

  Served with a tricolore salad and Tesco’s Sun-blushed tomato garlic bread. Tricolore Salad is traditionally tomato, mozzarella and basil salad as the red tomato, white mozzarella and green of the basil represent the Italian flag, also known as the Tricolore. Although, as most recipes “online” suggest avocado rather…