Growing Our Own

Nutty Crumble with gluten free option

Nutty Crumble with gluten free option

At this time of year, November, a lovely dessert to be making is a fruit crumble, all those gorgeous apples, blackberries, rhubarb and fruits harvested from the late summer and early autumn, come into their own. Topped and baked with a nutty home made crumble, […]

How we are ending our pantry challenge year 2018

How we are ending our pantry challenge year 2018

We started 2018 in our house on a pantry challenge for the month of January, we followed it through the whole month and had a great start to the year. It changed our way of thinking on more levels than just getting our cupboards straight. […]

Celtic new year. New Seeds.

Celtic new year. New Seeds.

It is November 2nd as I begin this post and it has been feeling like a new year to me and in many traditions October 31st does indeed mark and is celebrated as the new year. In┬áthe Celtic tradition time is regarded as circular not […]

Samhain Allotment

Samhain Allotment

GD and I have closed the poly tunnel down for the winter, it is our first year of owning a poly tunnel and I was sad to close it down, feeling we had missed some opportunity to keep veg growing until at least near the […]

Our Mabon 2018

Our Mabon 2018

One of my favourite festivals, ‘Mabon’, when the the focus lies on the aspect of the second harvest and speaks of the balance between light and dark. The ‘equinox’ meaning the time when day and night are equal length. As the celebrations go ahead in […]

Autumn

Autumn

GD and I were at the allotment yesterday weighing down the polytunnel with filled watering cans, securing poles and generally making safe anything that could potentially fly off and cause damage in any winds from the storm we have been warned about, but in any […]

Sterilizing to keep homemade tomato sauce for up to a year. Hot water bath method.

Sterilizing to keep homemade tomato sauce for up to a year. Hot water bath method.

The last of the ketchups and passata have been made (see previous couple of posts for recipes) and while they will keep nicely in a cool place for up to 4 months, GD and I have enough to last us the year, so we are […]

Home made Pasties using allotment veg for all the family.

Home made Pasties using allotment veg for all the family.

GD and I were in for a surprise at the allotment today! we had planted outdoors on a rough bit of earth by the compost bins, almost as a second thought, all the leftover straggly tomato plants that didn’t make the grade for growing on […]

ROASTED TOMATO KETCHUP

ROASTED TOMATO KETCHUP

Beautiful roasted tomato ketchup, the house smells amazing with the aroma of spices and roasted vegetables. We have had a relatively low yield of tomatoes this year with many of them remaining green, we were not alone in this, and also with a low carrot […]

Roasted Vegetable Soup, nutrient dense and an excellent way to use lots of veg.

Roasted Vegetable Soup, nutrient dense and an excellent way to use lots of veg.

It already feels like Autumn has arrived down here in Cornwall, there are a few sunny days still, but mostly we are seeing the change of season, winter woolies are being donned, warm socks and hats to keep the chill wind out have been dug […]