Growing our own, recipes & natural living

Month: July 2014

Hare Krishna grounds

Hare Krishna grounds

  Lake side lunch Temple behind us and Harvey a  friendly duck Yesterday we went to the Hare Krishna Temple, we like it there, it is so peaceful and as I read the words on the walks and in the gardens from the Bhagavad Gita, […]

Summer’s bounty

Summer’s bounty

fresh picked Today’s dinner laid out using mum’s very old and large chopping board, they just do not make them like this any more. It would have been mum’s birthday today so it is fitting to be using her board. We have picked cucumber, carrots, […]

What is the mirror telling you

What is the mirror telling you

The spirit Grandmothers hold council deep within the body of Mother Earth to discuss the current state of our Earth. They ponder how to awaken the women who are warriors, protectors and daughters of Mother Earth.” Leah Marie Dorion | Artwork by Frank Howell   […]

triumphant without stabilizers.

triumphant without stabilizers.

safety helmet on A few wobbly starts I was with GD and C5, we were at my son and daughter in laws house having a birthday meal for  DI1, after a lovely dinner mostly cooked on my son’s new Foreman grill which C2 having lost […]

Propagating my Aloe Vera pups

Propagating my Aloe Vera pups

New pups Last summer a friend’s daughter returned from the Sudan with some little Aloe Vera pups, she gave me one of her little pups and I have been watching her grow all year into a now thriving plant developing pups of her own. Selecting […]

Best Chocolate Brownies

Best Chocolate Brownies

yum seriously chocolate It was my daughter in laws( DI1’s) birthday this week and she loves brownies, so making this for a birthday lunch we are doing today. Adapted from simply Recipies Makes 16 brownies  Love Prep time laying it all out, spotify  music to […]

Our trip to the agricultural show

Beautiful girls The heavy horses The lovely Morris dancing Recycling material Today GD and I went to the agricultural show near Colchester. We first went to agriculture shows years ago when GD was milking cows, back then there would be hundreds of cows in long […]

Buttered popcorn the old fashioned way

GD and I found these old fashioned enamel pots on our travels, we are trying to be thrifty and not buy things we don’t need, but these are contributing to our move away from plastics and we love old fashioned. So when C3 and DI […]

Making Calendula oil preparation

Making Calendula oil preparation

Our lovely Calendula bed Gardening by the moon is a centuries old practice. Most people know that the oceans tides are influenced buy the gravitational pull of the moon. This pull also affects the water content, the ‘tides’ within our bodies and that of the […]

Deep Fried Courgette Flowers with nasturtiums

getting the ingredients ready On Wednesday my adorable husband said he would cook dinner for the evenings meal while I was out at yoga. When I returned home these delightful courgette flowers were waiting for me. Hub served them with the baby courgettes steamed, celery […]