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A last minute birthday cake

It was my Mum’s 81st birthday during the cold snap we had two weeks ago. And I had banked on a last minute dash to the shops for a present. But, thwarted by the weather (there was no way my car could make it up the hill in the snow ...
drone flies on perennial sow thistle

Wildlife garden podcast

  This meadow, tucked off a main road in this village near Norwich, was used to grow Christmas trees and before that it was a strawberry field until Alasdair, Caroline and Tomas moved here 10 years ago. There’s also a vegetable and fruit garden with a long dutch greenhouse set ...
Two Spelt Loaves

Very Easy Spelt Bread

  This is another easy bread recipe. It’s Sunday morning and what better way to relax after a hectic four days in London than making bread.   This time I’m using spelt flour which produces a nutty, open-crumbed loaf. Spelt is an ancient grain – a biblical forerunner of modern ...

After the Snow

Please indulge me! I’m only a couple of days into this blogging lark and I’m already straying from my garden and kitchen. But I think my “foody” experience today will inspire some new recipes  – that’s my excuse anyhow. This is how it all fell into place. Today I went ...

Summer fruit jelly

  Up until now I’ve not been a great fan of jelly. But I’m converted! I tried this recipe a week ago when I had two friends over for lunch. So much thought had gone into the main course that I’d completely forgotten about a pud. I got out the ...
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