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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 […]

Weekend

Weekend

This past weekend was a pretty typical kinda weekend, so I thought I would share a few of the things we did as a little insight into GD’s and mine days and so when we are even older we can be reminded of what a […]

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 […]

Making a Mabon Wreath

Making a Mabon Wreath

I love to celebrate the changing seasons and this year I wanted to add some decoration to our Mabon dinner (autumn equinox) on the 23rd. I looked around at what we had that I could use to make a wreath and found dried oranges, bay […]

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 […]

Yummy Black Bean Burgers

Yummy Black Bean Burgers

Oh my Oh my these burgers are delicious!, even my beef loving husband loves these. I cooked these up as a vegetarian, naturally gluten free option for my daughter in law’s birthday b.b.q. and they smelt so good my hub wanted to try one and […]

Yay my Copper pedicure bowl is here!

Yay my Copper pedicure bowl is here!

I love the look of my new copper pedicure bowl !, I’m so excited!, the word pedicure has its root in┬áthe Latin word ‘pedis’ meaning ‘of the foot’ and ‘cura’ meaning ‘care’. I agonised over the expense of it, but I want to offer the […]

Making Soya wax dinner candles

Making Soya wax dinner candles

Apparently there is a definite lack of grey soy wax candles in the market so much so that someone I know has to get hers imported. I thought I would give making them a go and now I can gift her some next time I […]