A Garden Spruce Up 2

June 9, 2022 Chris Malme 0

More on my back garden. The gardeners who laid my front lawn also did two heavy jobs for me in the back. They emptied all my vegetable troughs – which were still half-filled with clay, from the gardeners we no longer mention – and they laid down more gravel around the troughs.

New Lawn

June 9, 2022 Chris Malme 0

As mentioned before, I had gardeners here mid-May, and their main job was to lay a new lawn.

Dog (and Human) Friendly Beef Stew

March 17, 2022 Chris Malme 2

I’ve been feeding my dog on Butternut Box for a long time, which is basically batch cooked stew (beef, lamb, pork, chicken or fish) from human-grade ingredients. It looks appetising, although I have never brought myself to try it, and Katie loves it.

Now I have retired, and have the time and inclination to cook more, I thought I might see if I can do something similar myself – batch cooking once a week, and sneaking a portion for my own tea.

Pork Stir Fry

March 15, 2022 Chris Malme 0

I’m using the Ninja Foodi for more and more of my meals, which means I am having to rearrange recipes to suit the one pot cooking. It is actually easier than it might seem. This is adapted from a stir-fry recipe by Mindful Chef.

Quick Spring Planting

January 27, 2022 Chris Malme 0

Further to my last post; of course, having my veg troughs emptied in May is going to somewhat limit my planting schedule this year. So I have ordered seeds for some quick-growing plants, which I might hope to get into the soil in March and harvest by the beginning of May.