Growing our own, recipes & natural living

Month: June 2014

Dyslexic with a pick axe

This story is all about when the children were growing up and the youngest C5 was about seven  C4 was eleven, C3 fourteen, his older brother C2 was seventeen and his older sister C1 was twenty. Now one sunny afternoon we were all working hard […]

Dear school sorry i’m running a bit late, I just need to saw my son out the back of the chair

We were having a family meal the other day when one of the grandchildren GC5  turned around on her chair and put her knee through the vertical back slates, GC5 had plenty of room to do so but it reminded one of the older boys […]

Heavenly Vegetarian chilli

Heavenly Vegetarian chilli

I first made this for an Xmas party three years ago and since then I get asked to make this one in preference to a meat based one. The males of my clan are carnivorous through and through, but its this chilli that tops their […]

Menfolk and a cider press

Menfolk and a cider press

This is GD’s baby newly arrived at the weekend. Its a Virgo apple press. GD has been lovesick for this for years reading and re reading the info pamphlets.We saw one at the edible garden show at the Alley Pally, up close and on offer, […]

Lemon and pecan festival biscuits

Lemon and pecan festival biscuits

About eighteen months ago I read that blessing the food you are preparing makes it taste better, that it makes a difference. I liked the idea of sending positive vibrations to those eating my food so I gave it a go. I didn’t tell anyone what I was […]

Menopause a time of change and power

As I moved through my forties I began to witness more and more women in the family and friends around me go through their menopause. I am a great believer in natural living and nothing that I was witnessing seemed to be right. Nothing resonated […]

Yummy Flapjacks

Yummy Flapjacks

By request here is the recipe for flapjack. When the children were growing up these were a staple in our house. Using organic oats, unrefined light muscovado sugar, organic butter and golden syrup. Makes 16 pieces:8 oz  organic butter4  rounded tablespoons of golden syrup8 oz […]

Cheese topped Cauliflower cheese

Cheese topped Cauliflower cheese

It was a chilly overcast day and we fancied something warming and wholesome This recipe is gorgeous, you can adapt it to suit your taste in so many ways, but this is the way I like to make it. We ate it before I remembered […]

Over the stairs drying solution

Over the stairs drying solution

Its been raining all day but I’m not worried about getting all the washing dry. I’ve had this clothes airer over my stairs for years now. Rarely do I need to resort to a tumble dry with this in the house. Its been worth its […]

A dip in the sea

A dip in the sea

Walton shore up towards Frinton GD’s Feet So GD slipped a disc and has been off work a while now, its given him a bit of scare, GD saw my Mr T the physio last week who diagnosed a case of pot belly itis and […]