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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Blackberry Jam Recipe

The hedgerows have been laden with blackberries for weeks now, earlier than usual thanks to a super hot summer. I love to forage around our village which offers blackberries growing wild almost every corner I turn. My allotment sits right next to the mother of all blackberry patches just inside the community orchard, another reason

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Pumpkins and Paths

I woke extra early this morning. After checking the weather forecast I got ready for a day at the allotment. The first thing I like to do when I arrive at my plot is set up the camping stove and get the kettle on. After a cup of tea and a mooch around the plot

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Holiday Snippets

I’ve returned from my holiday to the Jurassic coast refreshed and raring to go on my allotment. I planned to spend the day at the plot digging over the covered area to create a new bed, but considering it’s pouring down I decided to briefly blog about my holiday instead. I stayed in the coastal

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