The Patient Gardener

I have a real weakness for Pinterest.  It keeps my over active mind engaged in the evenings especially at the moment when there is little on television apart from sport.  I...

The worst thing about blogs and twitter is that I get lured in and at this time of year feel a need to do all the Christmassy domestic things.  However bitter...

It’s funny how the smallest achievement can give you a huge sense of satisfaction and bring a smile to your face.  Making four jars of strawberry jams was one of those...

Well it’s not really praline as I believe that is something altogether different but it’s what we call this recipe in my family.  It is very like a refrigerator cake although...

… I know it’s not that revolutionary but for me it is a huge achievement.  My track record on preserves in recent years has been disastrous.  There was the marmalade which...

…eating it – well for me. I don’t have a problem eating vegetables, or fruit, I love them.  My problem is that I am a creature of habit and routine and...

I am beginning to think of myself as almost a real allomenteer (is that a word?) or veg grower as I have my first glut – courgettes. It’s hardly surprising given...

At 12:34 on the 7th August 2009 I was just sitting down to my lunch of Chicken Noodle Soup.  I am celebrating having lost  1 stone in weight today.  It has...

I harvested my first veg today from my diddy veg plot.  I am really chuffed as the plot is only 2 ft wide and about 8ft long.  Sadly the fennel has...

Well today was one of those days that you just have to write off. I spent the majority of the day at A&E at the local hospital with my youngest son. ...