Growing our own, recipes & natural living

Month: July 2016

Molly Dog Remembered

Molly Dog Remembered

Pic above: Portreath front. Molly loved it here. We had a beautiful dog called Molly. She came to live with us as my daughters dog during the time of foot and mouth and she stayed with us after my daughter left for uni. The day […]

A July gift of Blackcurrants

A July gift of Blackcurrants

  This morning, early, our elderly neighbour called out to us through the heavy foliage of the green abundance that divides our gardens. My husband peered curiously through the branches and Isabel on seeing him pushed some laden with plump blackcurrants stems into my husbands […]

Celebrating life

Celebrating life

We are back from our travels and celebrations. We love to celebrate everything, anything for us can become a springboard for celebration.The past weekend we celebrated with family and friends my daughter in laws thirtieth birthday We traveled early as Friday dawned, leaving Cornwall for […]

Patchouli Soap and Beeswax

Patchouli Soap and Beeswax

  I wanted to share this moment that the postman delivered my beeswax block order and patchouli soap. It feels like  first steps. The beeswax is to make natural waxed cloth food covers, replacing cling film. The beautiful patchouli soap is all natural ingredients and […]

Midsummer Berry Cake

Midsummer Berry Cake

I had this post tagged on the end of another about Summer Solstice but felt it really deserved its own spot on recipes it was so nice and lots of fun to make. This is a recipe by Nourish Atelier that I found, and you […]

Freezing Fresh Basil Leaves

Freezing Fresh Basil Leaves

I love everything about Basil plants, their vibrant green leaves, the aroma when you brush the leaves and the wonderful taste of freshly picked leaves in my food. I wanted to save some of the  basil leaves that are currently growing enthusiastically in the pot […]

Reclaiming  Space

Reclaiming Space

Just outside the back of our house we found the remains of a shed, apparently according to our new neighbours a mini tornado ran through what is now  our garden taking the roof  off of the shed, next door suffered much more though, the tornado […]

Backyard Permaculture

Backyard Permaculture

We spent the past week clearing out all the rubbish in the garden left by the people before us. GD salvaged all the wood, sand, ballast, slate, bricks, paving slabs, metal mesh anything really that was reusable that was stuffed and crammed into all the […]