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…

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…

New Year Resolutions

2017! It’s come around quick and I can honestly say this is the first year I’m really motivated to achieve big things. Last year saw exciting changes such as moving in with my boyfriend, starting a new job and setting up amazing projects for my dance company. A few things I’m hoping to tick off…

Eggcellent Ideas

I’ve finally got myself a seed propagator (pinched from my dad and his missus) but it’s not massive and has a few injuries. Therefore, I got to thinking alternatives to sowing my seeds. I bought a really cute multi-pack of ‘Herbs for Windowsills‘ from Thompson and Morgan. I’m planning on keeping most of them indoors in…

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…

Apple Mint Mojitos

It’s so handy having a little herb patch outside your kitchen door/window. I’ve only got Rosemary and Mint at the minute, but I can’t wait to add more to my herb garden this year. After purchasing my new Apple Mint plant at the beautiful Walled Garden, I decided to test out the taste. I’ve been…

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…