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Recipe: Couscous & Halloumi Salad

Whilst this calls itself a salad, its really roasted vegetables with couscous. Its simple to make and the Halloumi cheese adds flavour and texture. Being wheat intolerant, we used a gluten-free couscous and the quantity of couscous should be whatever … Continue reading

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Blue Tits in the Bird Box

Blue Tits setting up house. Hope their family survives Continue reading

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2019-Sowing Tomatoes

2019 Tomato Sowing Despite the weather, I’ve sorted out the tomatoes to grow in 2019. Its a 50/50 split between new varieties acquired from a seed swap and seeds I’ve saved from previous years. The full list is: Angelle, Aunt … Continue reading

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MYHarvest Report

A while ago, I posted a post that included a reference to MYHarvest. Well the group involved have published their first report and I think it makes interesting reading. You can find it here. They’ve taken some figures from us … Continue reading

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Recipe: Stir Fried Vegetables & Omelette

A nutritious, tasty, quick to prepare omelette. As usual things from our garden are in italics. Ingredients (for 2) 4 eggs 100g baby sweetcorn 100g carrots 100g mushrooms 100g green or white cabbage 1 small red onion 1tbsp light soy sauce 2 … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pork & Cabbage Stir Fry

A quick and easy stir fry that goes well with brown rice or noodles. As usual things from our garden are in italics. Ingredients (for 4) 450g pork cut into small strips 1/2 tsp Chinese five spice 1 x Onion sliced … Continue reading

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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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