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March Update

I’m posting this later than intended because until two days ago I was waiting for seeds to arrive and complete this seasons’ varieties. Now everything is here (including seed potatoes) it must be time for a megapost… 600 more words


Learning to pickle shallots and raised bed gravel boards arrive...

Two leaps forward today.  Firstly, the gravel boards for our first raised bed were delivered from our local timber yard, and we’re hoping to build it at the weekend if the weather clears.   111 more words

Self Sufficiency

Top 5 Ingredients in French Cooking

In a French woman’s pantry there are key ingredients that simply cannot be missing. Although I am sure there are some slight variations in what every woman deems as “essential,” these remain pretty consistent: 439 more words

French Cuisine

Signs of Spring

Over the last few weeks, we have seen the arrival of spring. Daylight hours are increasing and it will soon be time to start sowing in earnest. 242 more words


Baked or Airfried Zucchini Fritters

There are lots of recipes for zucchini fritters that inspired this one, but it’s pretty much my own take on how I like them. 254 more words


Chicken with shallots

Another from originally from the New York Times. This starts with bone-in chicken thighs (and let’s face it, if you are cooking chicken then bone-in is the only way to get something lovely) and uses a traditional white wine, shallot, and tarragon. 232 more words