Category Archives: seasonality

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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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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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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So many things to do with parsnips

Admittedly (as I’ve already hinted) we’ve not finished the marrows – but we now have another race to get through a glut before things get blue and furry; parsnips.  We’re nearing the end now, but things have been getting creative. Not that … Continue reading

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Purple sproutaggedon

Purple sprouting. Yum.  It’s one of those veggies that you don’t really appreciate as a kid but which grows on you.  Not literally you understand – I may get dirt behind the fingernails, but I do shower.   Its a lot softer … Continue reading

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Picture Post

February is an awful month.  So sometimes we need to remember that its not always February.  Looking through old pics for the Borlotti Bean post (to follow in a couple of days) I found some nice sunny pictures in my … Continue reading

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