Growing Our Own

Marinated Broad Beans

Marinated Broad Beans

I  was looking for different ways to make the most of the abundant broad bean crop growing on the allotment this year and I came across an idea for marinated beans. So raiding my cupboard I managed to make up the following marinade.  Fills a […]

June Harvest ‘Broad Bean Hummus’dip.

June Harvest ‘Broad Bean Hummus’dip.

I am an absolute fan of hummus so when GD found this recipe for broad bean hummus I was very excited to give it a go. Our broad bean crop from the allotment has exceeded all expectation, it is the first time we have grown […]

Our first allotment produce

Our first allotment produce

Look what we dug up today ! our very first allotment produce. First Early Charlotte spuds. This was from five seed potatoes and i’m not sure if this a good haul or not, but its our haul and all organic. I don’t have lots of […]

Beautiful Blossom

Beautiful Blossom

I planted irises for the first time this year, irises remind me of my home growing up and of my mum and her little patch of irises in the corner of the front garden. Down the side of the garden runs an old stone wall […]

Lovely day at the allotment

GD and I spent a lovely few hours this morning at the allotment. Thought it was high time for an update. This bench is at the scruffy end of the plot behind a pre-existing raspberry patch, still to be cultivated area, where we make our […]

Little Miracles

Little Miracles

Living with the adrenal disease ‘hashimoto thyroiditis’ alters life perspective. Today these simple aspects of life are like little miracles to me. They make my heart beat joyfully. To hang a laundry load out and see it blowing in the breeze. To have the will, […]

This Week

This Week

Very exciting this week, GD and I went to purchase our spuds and onions for the allotment, these will be our first planted veg on the new site. We have toned it down a little to our previous years of bulk planting, just getting 10 […]

Allotment update December 2016

Allotment update December 2016

We were lucky enough to get an allotment back in September and it looked like this. pic above-overgrown and unloved for many a month. pic above-a challenge ahead. pic above-our first day. GD and I have been trying the no dig method. To begin with […]

Apple Juice Sweetened Rosehip Syrup

Apple Juice Sweetened Rosehip Syrup

pic above: beautiful red rosehips. Rosehips are a medicinal herb and grow abundantly on the bushes surrounding the allotments where GD and I have our little plot. Trying to live from seasonal and local produce these were a delightful find, away from pollution and easy […]

Eco Park Allotment

Eco Park Allotment

We have an allotment on an organic site!. It is on the Eco Park at Portowan a six minute drive. Once we have bikes we will try try to cycle there. We have a patch in the middle of about a dozen that are nestled […]