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Growing your own

Gardening – specifically, growing edible crops – can be a very useful tool in enabling a benzoate-intolerant person to have as wide a variety of fruit and veg as possible. 625 more words

Benzoate Allergy

The benefits of growing veggies, vertically!

If you’re keen to grow your own veggies, having a small garden shouldn’t mean you’re limited to a small amount of produce.  All you need is some space on a patio, decking area or small patch of grass, and to think about growing… 238 more words


My five year old orchid ladies 

These are my ladies of the manor, and I was blessed this year to have the first bud open to bloom on my Summer Solstice birthday on 21st of June. 170 more words

Yellow roses of Twinbrook

these are my mums roses originally, but this year I didn’t use aphid spray I took a lot of care just squishing them off the buds and checking daily for more, I feel it’s really made a difference to their bloom. 28 more words

Slugs in your sandwiches, home grown produce and a day at the fair

Another crazy week at Shoestring Cottage. I’m not sure if I am actually busier than usual or just feel more tired than usual. I think it may be the latter. 427 more words

Money Saving

As June ends and the roses approach

a little garden update.

The peas are flowering now and what I thought was broccoli was a cheeky weed in disguise! Rocket thriving also and so delicious and peppery in salads… 101 more words

Cooling Avocado, Mint & Carrot Leaf Dip (v)

You could probably call this dip Guacamole, but where I make my guacamole with garlic and chilli and keep the avocado chunky this “dip” is smooth and cooling with hints of flavour coming from the mint and the sweet carrot leaves. 123 more words

Vegetarian Food