Monthly Archives: January 2019

Garden Birds – RSPB Birdwatch

Every year I sit down for an hour or so at the end of January and do the Garden Birdwatch for the RSPB. This year I did it again and (as always seems to be the case) the weather was … Continue reading

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Tomato Blight

Blight is one of the killers for anybody who wants to grow tomatoes. The problem is that many other problems (sunburn, windburn, magnesium deficiency) show similar symptoms to the early stages of blight so any grower has to make a … Continue reading

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Recipe: Vegetable & Pearl Barley Stew

A quick to prepare tasty vegetable stew which can be modified by adding more vegetables as you like. Preparation is simple then it sits in the slow cooker until you’re ready for it. As usual things from our garden are … Continue reading

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Tomatoes for 2019

Now is the time of year when I seriously start thinking about what cultivars I’m going to grow. I have limited space and, over time, I’ve reduced the number of different varieties and plants I grow from a maximum of … Continue reading

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Recipe: Chicken Stir Fry with Szechuan Pepper

This is a quick and easy to make stir fry which can easily be modified to suit your tastes. We served it with rice noodles and it took about 25 minutes altogether as we could prepare the vegetables at the … Continue reading

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Recipe: Gluten Free Mincemeat Muffins

  Gluten Free Mincemeat Muffins Having made my mincemeat and successfully converted some of it into mince pies, I have enough left (it made 2.5 jars) that I have to find other things to do. So I tried (successfully) these … Continue reading

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