On Smokin’ Fish

So, it’s getting warmer, which means our aquaponic trout are ready to be eaten! I’ve always loved smoked fish and it’s one of the most exciting things to come out of our garden this year. The thing is, I wasn’t about to let Jamie buy a smoker – when he could make one. Rising to…

On Sharing #2

The world is going to shit. Now, that’s a harsh way to start a blog post, and I’m sorry if I have offended you, but I assure you that by the end of the blog post, you won’t be so upset but thinking that the little things count, and be encouraged to do your bit,…

On Inventiveness

One of the most wonderful things about having your own vegie garden is going out to pick things for dinner. Sometimes it’s only fifteen minutes from the garden to plate – there is nothing fresher and I can’t help but think of how dynamic this food is – it’s so alive. The other things is inventiveness. There…

Zucchini Zaniness?

… or courgettes. I use the words interchangeably…. but it does cause some confusion with some!  Every year I plant far too many zucchinis, and end up with gazillions, and some really big fat mammas that look like they are gonna get up and walk or maybe have themselves a bit of a garden party….

Woke up in the morning got a yearning for ‘erb

So. Beaker303 can’t eat vinegar… there goes most store bought dips. No cheese. WTF does he put in sanga for work? I’m trying an oregano pesto with fresh garlic, pepitas, olive oil, parsley, lemon, salt, pepper, and maybe a bit of ricotta… the only cheese he can eat. I figure it will double as a…

Broad bean fever

Next season I’m going to grow twenty times more broad beans. Beaker303 has hay fever and is limiting about a zillion foods. This morning I made him smashed broad beans with olive oil, lemon juice and parsley on sourdough… yum. I sat and shelled an armful in the sunshine… 30 degrees today! …. and had…