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Allotment Adventures: Gluts

This week’s glut is plums. Last week, I went to do the watering and came home with produce, after washing and de-stoning and getting rid of any with creatures, I had 2.3kgs of plums. We’re not doing badly with cucumbers … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Cut your losses

This was the week I decided that it was ok to stop doing something if it wasn’t doing well. That thing was the boston squash. I had put what I thought was 2 baby blue hubbards in the box to … Continue reading

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Allotment Cooking: Carrot Top Pesto

One of the most important lessons I’ve learnt about growing carrots is not to leave carrot thinnings lying around because the scent attracts carrot fly. The second thing I’ve learnt about growing carrots is to sow thinly (I’m working on … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Non Lazy Summer Sunday Morning

I have this weekend and next weekend before I’m losing my weeder for a weekend. Ma is away on holiday at the the end of June which co-incides with the Open Day. Where I’m doing double duty, an hour on … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: The best laid plans

As I said last week, the plot is just waiting for the warmer weather to get going. Last week, we left it weeded within an inch of its life, with planted potatoes and some grape hyacinths. This week, I was … Continue reading

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Cottage Pie

I made this over the Christmas break, using the leftover roast beef. I’ve never made a cottage or shepherds pie using the left over roast before and as roast dinners were never much on Ma’s repertoire of meals she cooked, … Continue reading

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Cous Cous

Over the last couple of weeks, there has been a big bowl of cous cous in the fridge, I eat it for lunch and dinner. There isn’t really a recipe for it but I cook the cous cous with chick … Continue reading

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