Tag: Allottment

Why I am making Christmas crackers this year

Why I am making Christmas crackers this year

When GD and I moved down to Cornwall we wanted to step out of our automated London life and connect more deeply to the natural rhythms of nature. In the 30 months we have been here we have worked towards a more sustainable lifestyle, securing […]

Seasonal Parsnip and Ginger Soup

Seasonal Parsnip and Ginger Soup

Oh my oh my! GD and I have been so busy this year processing all the wonderful food that has been coming from the allotment and the few deep beds in the back garden. Chutneys, soups, pickles, jams, ketchup, marinades and we’ve made rhubarb wine […]

Allotment Bounty

Allotment Bounty

This is our first year at our allotment and after all the hardwork GD and I put in over the autumn and winter months we are amazed at all the wonderful crops we are harvesting now and have been harvesting since the weather warmed up […]

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 […]

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 […]