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Grapefruit Marmalade

I think I have mentioned before that my citrus is going great guns this year.  Well the grapefruit is no exception.  I have loads of them.  274 more words


The Jam

There are some days when I am rather overambitious in bringing home more food than I really know what to do with. I’ve got better over the years, and now, if I am spending a day working on aubergine recipes, for example, I no longer end up with a grocer’s shops-worth of them. 353 more words


Falling in Love with Somerset

We have moved to Somerset for a month now. Apart from my weekly yoga lessons, I haven’t had any other exercise. My excuse had been that running along the country lanes isn’t safe. 1,067 more words

Parent Child Relationship

Not Such a Fruitless Exercise - Autumn Foraging

It was my own fault, really – I’d driven by the trees on many occasions, ferrying the children to and from school for the last few weeks and I admired the ripe fruit, making a mental note to ask the man who lived at the house at the end of the road for permission to pick the damsons. 500 more words

Inspired By Nature

Home-Made Wines

I have never made any home-made wine, and I don’t plan to start anytime soon, but I thought I’d share a few recipes from a little book about wine making I have.   256 more words

Vintage Cookbook

Major Urban Homesteading Going on in this House

Hey Everyone!

This weekend has been a busy Urban Homesteading.

Yesterday (Saturday), I went out with my mom, to two farm stands to get peaches and berries to can and make more Jam. 162 more words



I actually feel like I am drowning – literally not figuratively!  What the hell happened to Summer?  I would like to remind it that I live in a house that has no heating, no insulation to speak of and my conservatory leaks – and that is an understatement – I don’t mean that the windows leak, there are huge puddles in the middle of the room where the roof seals have broken down.   465 more words