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Cooking for Joy

Cooking for Joy

Whenever I am feeling a bit under par or a bit low the thing I like to do to lift my spirits is get in the kitchen and cook. Most of my recipes this week are coming from Trinity’s conscious Kitchen, so if you like […]

Kennall Vale

Kennall Vale

Lovely Sunday walk in Kennall Vale. We have been here two and half years and only just found this amazing woodland just a 15 minute drive from our house. The walks that run through this vale are muddy at this time of year, there is […]

Celtic new year. New Seeds.

Celtic new year. New Seeds.

It is November 2nd as I begin this post and it has been feeling like a new year to me and in many traditions October 31st does indeed mark and is celebrated as the new year. In the Celtic tradition time is regarded as circular not […]

Samhain Allotment

Samhain Allotment

GD and I have closed the poly tunnel down for the winter, it is our first year of owning a poly tunnel and I was sad to close it down, feeling we had missed some opportunity to keep veg growing until at least near the […]

Warming Black Bean Soup

Warming Black Bean Soup

I needed to cook fresh today, my soul needed to chop and dice and concoct a warming nourishing meal that would feed both my physical and my spiritual. I found what I was looking for in Trinity’s conscious Kitchen recipe for ‘chilli black bean soup’. […]

Our Mabon 2018

Our Mabon 2018

One of my favourite festivals, ‘Mabon’, when the the focus lies on the aspect of the second harvest and speaks of the balance between light and dark. The ‘equinox’ meaning the time when day and night are equal length. As the celebrations go ahead in […]

Autumn

Autumn

GD and I were at the allotment yesterday weighing down the polytunnel with filled watering cans, securing poles and generally making safe anything that could potentially fly off and cause damage in any winds from the storm we have been warned about, but in any […]

Weekend

Weekend

This past weekend was a pretty typical kinda weekend, so I thought I would share a few of the things we did as a little insight into GD’s and mine days and so when we are even older we can be reminded of what a […]

Sterilizing to keep homemade tomato sauce for up to a year. Hot water bath method.

Sterilizing to keep homemade tomato sauce for up to a year. Hot water bath method.

The last of the ketchups and passata have been made (see previous couple of posts for recipes) and while they will keep nicely in a cool place for up to 4 months, GD and I have enough to last us the year, so we are […]

Home made Pasties using allotment veg for all the family.

Home made Pasties using allotment veg for all the family.

GD and I were in for a surprise at the allotment today! we had planted outdoors on a rough bit of earth by the compost bins, almost as a second thought, all the leftover straggly tomato plants that didn’t make the grade for growing on […]