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To rediscover real food, regain the habit
of cooking from scratch with locally sourced
ingredients, and free myself from the
banality of the supermarket.

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Reusing My Garden Furniture

May 25, 2020

My garden furniture is 8 years old, and I really haven’t taken the care of it that I should. It was on my list of things to do for a long time, so when I hired some gardeners to do some work, stripping and retreating it was high on the list. However, I am considering an alternative.
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A tough trough.

For the first time in about 4 years, I have all 4 of my vegetable troughs planted with vegetables. But boy, that 4th one was tough.

Brusseling Things Along

I planned a trip to the garden centre today. With nothing to plant in my recently cleared third veg trough (of four), and not yet having any herbs for my recently bought VegTrug Herb Table, I needed to do some shopping.

Broad Beans

New growth

My garden has gone through a couple of years of neglect. This started with a year where I did very little, then when faced with the work needed to bring it all back, simply procrastinated. In November last year, I hired a couple of guys to get the garden back in shape, as I...

Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken

Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken

Coconut Chicken (Slow Cooker)Adapted for the slow cooker from a Mindful Chef recipe. Note that in the pictured dish, I also have quartered small potatoes, which also works well. Print Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken This dish can either be just dumped in the slow cooker, or it can be lightly browned in a pan...

Keeping the kitchen stocked

It's been a while since I last posted (except for the minor rant a moment ago). I keep meaning to get this blog going again and put some effort into it. Anyway, on everybody's mind at the moment is Covid-19 and how it affects the weekly shop.

Pasta Evangelists

Pasta Evangelists

So, Pasta Evangelists. Fresh, artisan pasta at artisan prices, by post. I've ordered this twice before, the last order in March. I have to say, the pasta is really nice and the sauces great. But last time, when I should have gotten 3 pots of parmesan and 1 pot of (similarly coloured) bechamel, I ended...