Tag Archives: vegetables

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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Edible Garden Show

Didn’t we have a lovely time the day we went to the Edible Garden Show.  OK, so it was well within our comfort zone to spend a day hearing introductory talks on bee keeping, sausage making, cheese making and veg … Continue reading

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Salsify

This time last year I’d only just heard of salsify (and still wasn’t sure how to pronounce it), then I tried a smidgin in the now defunct The Modern, which was one of the nicer modern British places in Greater Manchester.   … Continue reading

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Borlotti beans start to finish

The other day we had a hearty chestnut and bean hotpot made with our own dried borlotti beans.  It occurred to me that I’d started work on that tea 10 months earlier which is a heck of a lot of … 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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Seasonal veg

Can I share a pet peeve with you? “Seasonal” Veg. That’s what. Say, you go for lunch at a pub, pay a tenner or more for a plate of food which comes with a medley of “seasonal vegetables”. Three times … Continue reading

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Grrrrr Brrrrr

I’m sorry its been a while, we’ve been busy with family and voluntary stuff and I’ve had to neglect foodie allotmenty stuff. So much is this true that I’ve missed stir up Sunday and am running behind on this years … Continue reading

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Seedy

Time to put our seed order in! Thanks to the allotment we get to order our seeds in bulk, through the allotment society and Kings seeds – which works out a bit cheaper than standard methods. It feels like a … Continue reading

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Kale-amity

If you saw the pics of our allotment, then you’ll have to admit that the kale was looking pretty good.  (It was, wasn’t it? Go on, it was…) But its infested! The population of whatevertheyares on a single leaf must … Continue reading

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The plot (weed patch) thickens

Turn your back for a minute and there are weeds everywhere – its amazing we’ve cleared one patch completely twice (from a starting point of no weeds in march) and its back to looking like a lawn AGAIN.  I was … Continue reading

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