Category Archives: Self-sufficient

Ladybird Weather Bomb TWTW # 23

I’ve worn a tie more times in the last two weeks than I’ve worn all year. When I left full time employment I said that I would rarely wear one again and I’ve pretty much stuck to that, but two … Continue reading

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Broad Bean Falafels

I’ve had a really good year on the allotment with broad beans (fava beans). I overwinter my crop, so plant them in late October or early November and this year I’ve been harvesting since late May and they’re still going … Continue reading

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TWTW # 14 – A Scorcher

It’s Bank Holiday Monday as I write this, and I’m a little bit later than usual sitting down to think about what’s happened in the last week. Essentially a short working week for most with the long weekend around Easter … Continue reading

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Caramelised Onion and Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

This is a lovely cuddle of a soup. Sweet and warming. You’ll need: A medium to large butternut squash Two medium white onions Demerara sugar One to one-and-a-half pints of vegetable stock Large bunch of parsley Olive oil Salt & … Continue reading

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Making Christmas Puddings (Gluten Free, Virtually Fat Free and No Added Sugar)

It’s that time of the year when baking and making turns to Christmas. I doubled up the ingredients in the video, but here they are to make a approximate 2.5 pint pudding: 225g whole sultanas (minced) 225g whole sultanas 225g … Continue reading

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Making Jams and Jellies

It’s that time of year when the preserving pan comes out and I turn some of the produce from the allotment and elsewhere into preserves: jams, chutneys, jellies, and pickles. I made some pumpkin and ginger jam (which always turns … Continue reading

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Allotment & Potting Shed Update 13th July 2018

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