Category: General

General observations and blog news.

Garden Update – 360°

The garden makeover is practically complete. We tried out my pressure washer on part of the patio, and it came up good; so either Jared or myself will do the rest sometime. But otherwise, all the painting and tidying has been done.

So here is the transformed garden. (360° image)

With A Little Help From My Friends…

Just before lockdown happened, I’d talked to a local handyman about various jobs around the house and garden. He quoted for some work inside the house, plus some work in the garden: coating my garage door with a suitable weatherproof…

Food Adventure autopost to Facebook is back

For a long time, if I posted something in my Food Adventure Wordpress Blog, it would autopost to the corresponding Facebook group I’d set up.

Then Facebook changed things, and it stopped working.

I’m pleased to say the link is working again, which means I no longer need to manually post things twice.

My Stash of Cornish Blue

Earlier in the month, I bought 5kg of Cornish Blue cheese at a bargain price. Most of it went in the freezer.

But now I’m low on cheese in the fridge, so yesterday, I got a pack of of it out to defrost.

A New Look

A new look for the site.

The theme I use for this site – Magazine Premium – started throwing errors after my migration and software update, saying it was incompatible with the current versions.

Veg Trough Update, June 2020

The work that went into clearing and and rejuvenating my vegetable troughs seems to be paying off. All but one of my troughs are doing great … all in all, I don’t think it is a bad showing. Later, I will take some pictures of my tomatoes and fruit plants.

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

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 up with just 1 pot of parmesan and 3 of….

Improved Recipe Layouts Are Here

The header for a recipe in mobile mode

Two years ago, I added a recipe module to the food adventure website.

I did this partly to kickstart me into posting some useful content on there, as my tendency to post to social media instead has seen the site withering on the vine.

But the main reason was to make a resource for myself, albeit shared with friends, getting all my own recipes off of notebooks and bits of paper, or curating a few favourites from my recipe book collection (with attribution), and putting them into a single, easily accessed place.