Category Archives: Harvest

The End of Last Years Chilli Harvest.

I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back to cooking with shop bought, dried chilli powder/flakes. I’ve been spoilt rotten! In our mass clear up of the poly tunnel in anticipation of ‘Harvest 2012’ I cleared up the … Continue reading

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Our Permaculture Plot

This is our patch of ground dedicated to all things feathered and hooved. The blue line shows the boundary of what is currently known as ‘down by the pond’. Imaginative huh? The building on the left is where the chickens … Continue reading

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Garden – Before & After!

I get that gardens are s’posed to look messy and dull at this time of year but sadly our back yard actually looks better in the winter before all the stinging nettles and other weeds have chance to take over. … Continue reading

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Rabbit Recipe – Rabbit Pie

Wow, I’m kinda thrilled! Following on from my goal to like rabbit meat in 2011 (AND it’s only day 3 – get me!!!) and the first ‘recipe’ I posted here, this is the outcome of the rest of the bunny … Continue reading

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Book Review – Hedgerow by John Wright

Jon and I have both collected foraging books and edible plant books for years. We have rather a fetish for knowing what’s around us that we can scoff. For free. So when River Cottage/John Wright brought out another of their … Continue reading

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Homemade Pesto Recipe. What else to do with all that basil?

I’ve never made pesto before as a/ buying a bunch of basil in the supermarket is darned expensive and b/ I’ve never managed to grow much of it myself. Oh, how that has changed! I have a whole bushy row … Continue reading

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Happy Fathers Day Popps xx

I’d picked up this book recently in a second hand store and it is a lovely tale of a family turning their life and land into a small, part time farm. I passed it on to dad today as there … Continue reading

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Book Review – River Cottage Handbook No 5 – Edible Seashore

Wow. If ever there was a book that I wish I’d penned then this is it. This or Harry Potter. But this is the book that has been in my head for years, one that has been lacking on every … Continue reading

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A Saturday in Spring.

Our saturday ritual starts off with a ‘Jonny Fry Up’, a yummy bacon butty for me and the full works for Jon. He wouldn’t let me show you guys his breakfast… I wonder why…? Next we decided to get off … Continue reading

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Swedish Lapland

Jon and I have been reminiscing today about our trip to Sweden in 2007. It is such a remarkable country, I remember flying over it on arrival and being amazed at how little concrete there is. It is a magical … Continue reading

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