Month: Sep 2018

Planting Brassica for Spring

It’s almost time to harvest all the lovely things on my allotment. Even though I look forward to picking fresh food and cooking it, I do feel a pang of sadness to see bare earth staring back at me this time of year. Soon my belly and larder will be full but the allotment will

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Apple Cake

The garden produced an amazing crop of apples and other fruit this year, having plenty of fruit to bake with I’ve made crumbles and tarts (spiced apple, apple and pear also apple and blackberry using foraged berries from the allotment which was delicious), but I go weak at the knees for cake. This recipe produces

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Watering Can Weather

September certainly arrived in style bringing baby blue sky and warm sunshine. I spent most of today at the allotment, weeding and digging over the side paths. I plan to plant fruit bushes alongside the rhubarb patch leaving just a central path through the plot that will eventually be grass. It wasn’t preferable digging weather

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Green Tomato Chutney

Tomatoes in the greenhouse at home are still going strong and there are plenty of green fruits on the vines. My chutney recipe is perfect for using up a glut of green tomatoes, I made some jars recently and it tastes delicious already but should be even better in the months to come. I’ll be storing some

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