Cooking, Garden

Herby salt

After having a bit of a prune in the garden we soon found that we had a larger amount of sage and rosemary than we had expected.  Usually the prunings get dried for later use.  However the sage is trying to take over a corner of one of the borders, and there are now three… Continue reading Herby salt

Garden, Number 28

Finishing the front garden

As mentioned in a previous post, we've been working on the front garden in an effort to make it into something that is productive, aesthetically pleasing and something that makes up for the front of our house looking like a car park.  With all of the hard work under our belts we just had a little… Continue reading Finishing the front garden

Cooking, Garden, Number 28, Recipe

Home Made Turkish Delight

I've always fancied making Turkish delight, but have never really been brave enough to give it a go through fear of a colossal mess and catastrophic failure.  However there comes a time when you've got to be brave and give it a shot.  I'd decided to make this for Pops for Fathers Day, and after… Continue reading Home Made Turkish Delight

Garden, Number 28, Vegetables

A little harvest

For the past couple of weeks the weather has been decidedly damp, and moments in the garden have been few and far between.  However, today has been a bit nicer and so we managed to pop out and have a little harvest. From the vegetable patch our the front we have an assortment of radishes,… Continue reading A little harvest

Garden, Number 28, Vegetables

Making allot(ment) out of a little

The front garden at 28 has always been a bone of contention.  While we are very, very lucky to have a back and a front garden, as well as parking (tricky in some parts of our village), the front garden just hasn't seemed to work for us. When we first moved in the front garden was… Continue reading Making allot(ment) out of a little

Cooking, Firfield, Garden, Vegetables

Beetroot Crisps: Take Two

We've had a lot of success with beetroot this year, both at Number 28 and at Firfield.  While this is good news, there is only so much beetroot that you can eat, cook, trade, give away, dye with (and the list goes on!) something needed to be done with the glut.  After all, Tyrrell's can make… Continue reading Beetroot Crisps: Take Two

Cooking, Garden, Recipe

Home-made Horseradish Sauce

Horseradish is one of those plants that, once it escapes its pot, will attempt to take over your garden.  It isn't related to mint, but they share the same ideals when it comes to being prolific.  The horseradish at Number 28 is contained within a pot while the plant(s) at Firfield managed to escape their confines… Continue reading Home-made Horseradish Sauce