Know Your Onions

Apparently ‘know your onions’ is a well known phrase? I’ve never heard of it until now, but I enjoy it.  I’ve also never grown onions before, so a first for a few things in today’s post! Along with my onion sets, I tried my hand at garlic too. This was really exciting for me because…

Suffolk Show ’17

I’m really excited to write this post! I’ve lived in Suffolk nearly all of my life (minus 4 years in the city of London) and can you believe it, I’ve never been to the Suffolk Show! Its such an annual highlight in this region, and so many friends who have been have come back buzzing…

Cut ‘n Come Again

Summer days are coming! I love day dreaming about barbecues, pitchers of Pimms and bowls of healthy salads that are so close to becoming a daily reality. Work is well under way in my garden (and in my home with all my growing seedlings on the windowsill) in prep for some quality time out there…

Plotting

Spring is in the air! It’s so lovely to see everyone’s mood boosted from the sunny weather and longer daylight hours we’ve started experiencing! I’ve had such a busy schedule since January hit and some projects have started to finish, so now I’ve finally got some down-time before it gets crazy again with my new projects. Therefore…

Newbies

This year has launched into full swing-  no messing around. I’m working hard on all things dance and feeling great though. The weather has been so cold but so many days have been sunny and fresh – perfect winter weather in my books. Therefore I’ve been craving a day when I’m not working and I can…

Broad Bean & Pea Paté

Another recipe using fresh produce from your garden because, well,  I couldn’t resist! I’m actually cheating a little with this one, as they’re not from my garden, but from my dads. Him and his partner have such a huge veggie patch and I couldn’t be more envious. They have everything growing from potatoes, shallots and…

Waste Not, Want Not

I’m very much against waste. I’ll eat until my stomach is bursting to make sure there’s no scraps on my plate (I do not recommend this), I’ll recycle as much as possible in the house and will try and use up everything in fridge to avoid throwing it in the bin. There were a few…

Homemade Spices – 3 Ways

Happy new year everyone! I’m slowly getting over the festive season hype and hitting the ground running on work, projects and most excitingly, my garden for 2016. Whilst the weather is still mild I’m out refreshing the compost bin, preparing my delicate infant plants for the snow (we can only hope, says the inner child…

Sweetcorn Fritters

My first year of growing vegetables and sweetcorn was top of the crop! I’m still picking cobs and it’s late October. I had issues with knowing when they were ready to be picked, but you can tell when the tops start dying off. Anyone that came round our house was always impressed by the corn…

Green Tomato Chutney

This year has been a great one for my tomatoes. It’s the first time I’ve grown any fruit and veg myself, and I’ve been chuffed with the performance! I’ve grown 3 different varieties of tommys, including a variety from the Tomtato plant (a unique T&M creation that harvests both tomatoes and potatoes- unfortunately I only got…