Monthly Archives: June 2017

easy peasy allotment supper

A handful of mixed greens (kale, beetroot tops, red & white chard, brocolletti) and a baby yellow courgette. Supermarket all-butter puff pastry. An egg and a glug of cream. Yum.

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flowery, bowery

I do like this little poem by George Ellis, The Twelve Months: Snowy, Flowy, Blowy, Showery, Flowery, Bowery, Hoppy, Croppy, Droppy, Breezy, Sneezy, Freezy June is indeed ‘bowery’ in the huerto, and although the sweet peas have not yet reached … Continue reading

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first pickings…

Preparing a picnic for our village Great Get Together party, here are the very first little mangetout and sugar snap peas, calabrese and baby courgettes (varieties alba, soleil and romanesco) – delicious crudités with aioli made with the early wet … Continue reading

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a beautiful evening

The greenhouse is starting to look quite ‘professional’, even though I’m making it up as I go along… I have discovered that using twine for tomatoes to grow up doesn’t work – the strings that I secured into the planting … Continue reading

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tipping point

Every year it seems like things are never going to come right. Either my planting scheme hasn’t worked, or I’ve been chaotic or over-exuberant. Or all three. And then suddenly it comes together. There’s a turning point where everything looks … Continue reading

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