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

Field, Sheep

Hardcore Blackberrying

The weather today was perfect for blackberrying and so we went to the field to see what the hedges had in store for us.  We weren't disappointed! Usually when we pick blackberries we are very careful not to strip the bushes of every piece of fruit so that there is always something left for the animals… Continue reading Hardcore Blackberrying

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, Firfield, Garden, Number 28

Planning for wet weather

It looks like this bank holiday is going to be a bit rainy...surprise surprise!  So in preparation for this we've stocked up on a few essentials to keep us entertained.  The few blackberries that overhang the fence at Number 28 have been collected, apples and lavender have been gathered from Firfield, and a few essential… Continue reading Planning for wet weather

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