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The satisfaction of drying things

I’ve always loved drying things.  For some reason it seems even more old fashioned than all the other preservation methods.  Also, I have such magical memories of my favourite children’s picture book, Jill Barklem’s The Secret Staircase in which the … Continue reading

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the benevolent gardener

Well, another productive afternoon spent on my adopted allotments!  My friends Ellen and Holly have allotments in a beautiful site near the suspension bridge and they are very happy to have an occasional digger/weeder/general helping hand.  We spent a whole … Continue reading

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forage pie or earthly delights

mmmm… despite the sudden influx of summer sunny warmth, I’ve been basking in thoughts of autumn foraging.  I made the most amazing forage pie last autumn season, all plucked a mere tiptoe from the back door.  What you see above … Continue reading

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