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Morrison’s Market Street

Hmmm… interesting.  I’m not sure what to make of Morrison’s new market street concept.  Our local Morrison’s got the make over in the last few weeks and has now reopened complete with a hugely diversified range of vegetables kept on … Continue reading

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Hope springs in spring time

Hoorah for the hope that is small hard round things going into peat free compost! Hoorah for the optimism that is trying out something exotic that you’ve not seen growing before (until you find out why)! Hoorah for the heated … Continue reading

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seasonal somewhere

We were in Cyprus a few weeks back.  As usual I was interested in the local food economy – it being late winter the most visible signs were the omnipresent oranges which were in orchards, front gardens and ornamental park … Continue reading

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First plot post 2012

Yeah, yeah, don’t nag – there have been genuine reasons for the silence.  But we’ve emerged the other side to find that there are still tasty vegetables to be had down the allotment. The much milder winter (so far at … Continue reading

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Recipes for a lychee crisis

Today, I’m thinking about lychees. I’m sorry I don’t have many pictures to accompany this post, we ate before I sorted out the camera (some sort of complication to do with camera / card compatibility) – so I’ve hit the … Continue reading

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Marrow cream

About this time last year I posted about uses of marrows. This year I’m revisiting one of the less hopeful sounding ideas – Marrow cream. I just want to tell you how good marrow cream is and how undeserving of … Continue reading

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Skinny french kitchen

I have had enquiries, so the news on the allotment at the mo is that the weeding is going well. We’ve slowed it down now that the back of it has been broken.  I’ll get some pics up in a … Continue reading

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Giving peas a chance

One of the disappointments last year was that our peas were pathetic.  We carefully started out planting peas individually in tubes, we planted the peas out.  The plants were pretty much dessimated by pigeons, then when we opened the few … Continue reading

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Cool as…

OK, so the deweeding process is well underway.  We’ve done about 30 hours of weeding down there in a week and a half and shifted about 20 sacks! (yeah, guess there’s a problem if you can do that) – but the … Continue reading

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Complaints

Woe! I’ve had some complaints about the lack of posts. As before I’m afraid this is down to me having been ludicrously busy.  I mean really really busy.  Like stupidly busy.  Really.  At first I didn’t have time to blog … Continue reading

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