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

Chickens, Number 28, Recipe

A treat for the chickens

Life can be hard when you're a chicken.  Days are spent pecking and scratching, laying and dozing, dust-bathing and flapping.  Not to mention whiling away the hours dreaming about what would happen if someone left the gate to the garden open, and how long it would really take to demolish a healthy vegetable patch... In order to… Continue reading A treat for the chickens

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

Cooking, Garden, Number 28, Recipe

Lovely lavender

Lavender is a fantastic plant that we (try to) grow in abundance.  The bees love it, it produces a lovely aroma and it is also a very useful companion plant for vegetables and fruit trees.  The flavour is often very light which makes it the perfect ingredient for ice-cream, sugars and jellies. After a bit… Continue reading Lovely lavender

Cooking, Craft, Number 28, Recipe

Getting in the spirit of things

After a rather fun hen-do the bride to be asked me if I would mind making a bottle of my Garden Vodka for her.  It would appear the mini-bottles I did for Christmas last year went down rather well.  Of course, I agreed to make said alcohol, fully forgetting that I didn't have a recipe… Continue reading Getting in the spirit of things