Category Archives: food

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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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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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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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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The Jam

I declare it Jam New Year. I’ve just made the first jam of the year and done a bit of an audit of what we’ve got left over from last year.  Turns out preserve-wise we probably got it about right. Jamwise, … Continue reading

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Bettys Tea Room

Special treat time to celebrate 4 years of His Nibs and I finding each other. We were heading to Harrogate to the theatre (don’t ask what or I will feel the need to explain in great length, why we were … Continue reading

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Growing our own – mid April

Last year we were as overly eager as any first timers could be and much of our March efforts went to waste because we started off so many plants in tiny little home made pots which dried out and died … Continue reading

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