Monthly Archives: July 2010

Neither strawberry nor spinach

We’ve been trying out some new stuff on the allotment. One of the more unusual foodstuffs we’ve been trying out is strawberry spinach, aka strawberry sticks.  This plant showed great promise;  how exciting is the combination of spinach-like leaves and small … Continue reading

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Eat or drink

I’m not so good at distinguishing thirst from hunger.  His Nibs is good at reminding me of this as I eye up salty nibbles when complaining of all the symptoms of dehydration.  His Nibs is away.  I’ve just eaten a … Continue reading

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Favourite marrow ideas

Tried and approved: Stuffed marrow – My mum used to scoop out the full length and stuff with mince mix so that rings could be cut off (which we loved as kids, but it was a bit of a palarver), … Continue reading

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On being a glass half empty type

Good harvest of french beans. A slug has eaten my first aubergine fruit. Conclusion? A slug has eaten my first aubergine fruit!

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Vegetable offset scheme proposed

Having an allotment is great, we have access to beetroot greens whenever we want them, we can pick green toms to have with our marrow glut in chutney. However, it does sadly mean that I’m visiting our local greengrocer less … Continue reading

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On glut and gluttony

Here’s a thing. I invest heavily in food. I consider it important, I do my best to eat good food, generally that I or we have made ourselves increasingly with foodstuffs that we grown ourselves. I like to keep my … Continue reading

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Fearlessly eating…

Some plants are real tryers.  I’m up to my armpits in two of them today. I’ve been boiling beetroot roots for pickling and using in recipes (have you seen lovebeetroot.co.uk?).  I wish I could remember where I read that the … Continue reading

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Glut!

OK. Here’s a lesson learned. When, as an allotment newbie, someone tells you probably don’t need 3 marrow plants (1 will do) believe them. You should listen particularly carefully if there’s just the 2 of you planning to eat them. … Continue reading

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RHS @ Tatton

So much product. So little tasty veg.

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Extreme composting

Mass for mass we compost more than we throw at home, which is great as the allotment is to organic matter as black holes are to cosmic matter. Its incredibly easy, you dump your peelings, apple cores and the like … Continue reading

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