Apple season

Apple cheeks, apple weeks, the race against the birds… The inherited tree which has the codlin moth – I know it’s time to strip the tree when the birds begin to peck at the apple tops – this means they are sweet and ready. Cutting around the moth tunnels, making apple sauce which turn into … Continue reading Apple season

How I do juicing…

(Before I get into this post where I write about my thoughts on juicing, I want to say that I’ve come to believe diet and health are completely individual and idiosyncratic and that while advice from the internet is great, the best thing we can all do for our health is get better at tuning … Continue reading How I do juicing…

the drought breaks and with it my rage and I farewell the tomatoes

It’s been raining a good few days now – after nine weeks without rain, this wet stuff falling from the sky seems a miracle. How quickly the garden wakes up, too. From desperate and dusty, to enlivened, greening…drinking it all in… Just as well, because I was getting major ‘drought-rage’. What’s drought-rage? Drought-rage is walking … Continue reading the drought breaks and with it my rage and I farewell the tomatoes

reaping what you sow

Abundance of late: I do love my slightly-twee ‘picking’ basket, which I op-shopped last year. So much goodness coming out of the garden right now… But on the downside – there’s been a bit of a sneaky drought on here, lately. I say ‘sneaky’ because it hasn’t made the news but it is definitely very … Continue reading reaping what you sow

Rosy cheeks

I got a horrible cold last weekend. One of those ones where your bones ache and your eyes run and you fill a bag with tissues in a few hours and you go hot then cold then hot then cold…for a couple of days I drank only miso soup and honey/lemon/ginger drinks, and felt pretty … Continue reading Rosy cheeks

good year, bad year

Good year – beets… Bad year – carrots… I love the way vegetable gardeners (and farmers, no doubt) talk in terms of ‘good year’/’bad year’ for produce. It has not been the best summer ever in my vegetable garden, but like every year there have been highs and lows. Bad year: Corn – after several … Continue reading good year, bad year