Growing our own, recipes & natural living

Month: May 2016

Do it yourself unrefined icing sugar

Do it yourself unrefined icing sugar

Just a quick post to say how easy it is to make unrefined icing sugar. I was unable to pick any up from the shops local to me and online was mega expensive, so being very into making what we can ourselves, with a bit […]

Views from the retreat house

Views from the retreat house

View from bottom of our garden   Among the pear blossom peaceful haven This is the view we have from the back of our garden. So today we put a heavy wooden bench there so as to offer that quiet space just to sit and […]

Building Scaffold Board Bookcases

Building Scaffold Board Bookcases

So GD has been super clever and busy the past couple of days and our book cases are made and in situ. levelling the shelve   The wood arives   The alcoves in our new cottage are fairly narrow, the fireplace and hearth are deep […]

Homemade Sweet Potato Chilli Crisps

Homemade Sweet Potato Chilli Crisps

Quick to make, fun to make and sure to get some great comments. Ingredients: Serves two  1 medium sweet potato about 3/4 lb or 340 g 1- 2 level tablespoons of olive oil 1 1/2 -2 level teaspoons of chilli powder depending on how hot […]

Rescue Cherry muffins

Rescue Cherry muffins

I had a heavy study day today and mid afternoon got the munchies for something wholesome and filling. Not being a sugar fan I rarely eat cake type foods unless its a trinity recipe, which of course have great alternative sweetness in. I did not […]

Trevaskis Farm, Cornwall, Visit

Trevaskis Farm, Cornwall, Visit

We Visited Trevaskis Farm, Hayle, Cornwall yesterday with J+J and our dogs Molly our old lab and Marley a bounding three year old Golden Retriever, all piled in to their camper van. Its is free to go around the farm with plenty of parking space […]

Starting again

Starting again

returning home from shopping yay we are back from our travels to catch up with family, first stop was Richard and Ashleys family Borehamwood near Barnet north London, we had an early start at sunrise at Richards due to the dogs, ours and their pup […]

Making tie backs from scraps

Making tie backs from scraps

  It feels like we are beginning to find our feet a bit again this week GD and I . For the longest time we have been  feeling a little bit at sea, after moving from our family home of thirty years, It has taken […]

Looking after the Wormery

Looking after the Wormery

We have had the wormery a couple of years now we were very excited to receive our wormery and had great expectations of it, but the first 18 months alas it did not provide us with all the copious amounts of  rich compost the advertisements […]

Beltane Sweetheart Cookies

These are perfect for making with the kids or to have to share with everyone you love. The dough must be chilled for two hours before being rolled out and can be kept in the fridge overnight to fit in with your schedule. This recipe […]