As a gardener some things elude me, but luckily for me a fellow allotment friend fills in some of the gaps, and we swap our produce, a red cabbage for some winter radish and I have the makings of a winter coleslaw. … Continue reading
October has been warm and sunny here, unseasonably so. Normally at this time of year the garden and allotment are pretty much cleared of their summer crops, and I’m busy composting, digging, clearing and generally trying to keep warm. Oh … Continue reading
How do you begin to describe the smell of whole cumin and coriander seeds being dry fried? Pungent, sweet, warm, full-bodied, aromatic? And when you grind the freshly roasted seeds, what words would be fit to paint the picture? Maybe … Continue reading
Can you define a country by what’s in its kitchen? Not just the ingredients, but the utensils as well. I reckon you could be led into any kitchen around the world, blindfolded and make a reasonable guess as to which … Continue reading
Today I ran out of bags for collecting my fruit and veg, that is until I found a perfect container and used my sunhat.
I’m pulling a bunch of carrots a couple of times a week at the moment, and delicious they are too - sweet and jucy. I love carrot salad, the simpler the better, but love to play with flavourings, depending on what … Continue reading
I have some wonderful heritage tomatoes growing this year, and the Blue OSU is no exception. I just need to practice a bit more patience and they will soon be ready for eating “Bred at Oregon State University and not officially released. … Continue reading
Summer is here when I come home from the allotment with a bag full of veggies that were ready to be picked and then have to decide what to cook. That’s when it is a “Ready, Steady, Cook” night. Before … Continue reading