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Kale and Walnut Pesto

Pesto pasta- the veritable mainstay of my teenage hood as a vegetarian with a terrible cook for a mother.  Quick, satisfying and comforting I still adore it now; albeit in a slightly more refined guise. 266 more words


2018 Allotment Resolutions

Happy New Year! I’m going into 2018 with a list of personal allotment resolutions – eek! Let me make it clear that resolutions aren’t normally my thing. 1,225 more words


Our potatoes

Potatoes have sustained nations.  Now, the ones I planted myself sustain me.  In the late spring Joe tilled the ground and returned with his arms frozen into the pose of a Hells Angels biker.  544 more words

Welcome to the Island

There is no direct career path for food lovers. My career has taken me on many surprise twists and turns, each offering me new skills and learning opportunities. 1,378 more words


Busy in the garden

Over the last few days we’ve been busy in the garden setting up a new project, which is to grow veg in straw bales. This is a tried and tested method that is growing in popularity owing to it’s simplicity as well as the fact that you can get quite high yields from a small space using less water than in a conventional garden. 407 more words



Son prior to his divorce when he owned his home, went to great lengths planting his vegetable patch. He would test the soil for what it needed to grow the plants. 82 more words

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Veg patch withdrawal

We’re back from holiday now and here’s a purely gardening post. I’ve been desperate to get back to my vegetable patch to see how it’s doing and there is great progress. 50 more words