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Month: August 2014

Minestrone soup

Minestrone soup

When I go into my neighbour Jenny’s house who is of Italian decent, I am always greeted by such lovely aromas and tasty delights that she has been preparing. Yesterday it was Jenny’s minestrone soup, it smelt divine. Having secured the recipe earlier this month […]

A Walk in the Garden

A Walk in the Garden

I walk in the garden I am absorbed by Gaia (painting by Melissa Harris) and I hear her voice in the forms of the plants. I see like in slow motion dew drops on the leaves and upon the spiders web and in their reflection […]

Elderberry Jelly

Elderberry Jelly

Ooooooo my favourite, I love making jams and jam jellies, this and crab apple have to be my favourite. The berries are early this year, usually we pick very end of August into early September. We find them in a famous park twenty minutes from […]

Pickling Cucumber Recipie

Pickling Cucumber Recipie

Preping the pickles Yesterday on my hunt for morning breakfast I opened my larder door and there were cucumbers winking back at me, I went to the fridge to retrieve milk for found cereal and there were cucumbers, lots of them lined up on the […]

Worms Verses Xbox

Worms Verses Xbox

It’s a Bear Finding shapes (duck) Fixing the chipper Peeling the spuds   Wormies Grandchild 3 and 4 came last Thursday, it was their mum and dad’s fifth wedding anniversary, so they came for the day and a sleepover. Mum also got a promotion at […]

Courgette Zucchini Glut Casserole

Courgette Zucchini Glut Casserole

courgette preparation seasoning with sea salt flakes and fresh ground pepper fun bit assembling the ingredients ready to assemble simmering I am well excited, every year no matter how vigilant we are there are always those courgettes that we just didn’t see under all that […]

Bunk House Holiday in Devon for the Seary Clan

Bunk House Holiday in Devon for the Seary Clan

   ‘The Bunk House’ settling in Last year in October GD and I were trying to keep warm one evening, the day had been dark and cold even for October. We had both been toying with the idea of a family holiday, mum had left […]