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Allotment Adventures: Winter returns

Ma and I went to the plot on Sunday and it was so cold. Despite that, things were happening…Cornflowers…Carrots and radishesRaspberriesPlums The warm and then wet weather meant that the grass had gone nuts and needed cutting, so that was … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Paint the Shed Grey!

This week’s allotment post will actually feature work done on the allotment! The weather gods were smiling on London and we had a clear, warmish day on Sunday. The rhubarb is finally starting to come up, it’s been on the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: It’s raining, it’s pouring

It rained for most of the weekend. So we went to the plot to check damage and re-up the bird feeders. Then we planned. We worked out want we want to grow and then went through all the seeds we … Continue reading

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Boiled Chicken

I talk a lot about how my childhood shaped the way I cook, but apart from Grandad’s Bread Pudding, I don’t have a lot of recipes from my childhood. I don’t remember Ma following them or having many cookbooks around … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Not much to report.

If traditionally a Bank Holiday weekend means lots of time on the plot, then I broke with tradition this weekend. I’m blaming the hives… We got to the plot on Saturday and watered and weeded and planted out some squash … 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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Smoked Salmon and Potato Tart

The week after Christmas, I was all about using up the Christmas leftovers. I think I’ve probably said it a thousand times but we didn’t buy or eat that much this Christmas but I still felt like I was drowning … Continue reading

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