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…

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…

Welcome to PurpleBug

Welcome to PurpleBug

This is to record both successes and failures as I grow on my allotment and I hope that these pages will be an inspiration to those just starting out, or even just thinking of growing edibles. I’ve had my allotment for just three growing seasons,…