A Little Bread Story

Do you love to create 'food for the soul'?  Here's a little 'story' written a few days ago. There is nothing nothing nothing like the joy of creating real bread. This. Sourdough, mild and flavoursome, no nasties, no machines, just pure and utterly alive, all the deliciousness. I started developing this loaf a few days … Continue reading A Little Bread Story

Carrots At The Tail End Of Winter – A Repeat

  Prompted this week by WordPress to write about "Orange", I thought that I would skip that prompter to write and moved on ... only to then receive a lovely note from an avid new Reader of the blog, saying how much she had learnt from and enjoyed reading the post "Carrots At The Tail … Continue reading Carrots At The Tail End Of Winter – A Repeat

Treats And Truths Of Country Living

Our peaches are ripening! The bumblebees, and a little hand pollinating by feather, have done the trick. An exciting time in the rickety greenhouse on our organic acre in Berwickshire, UK. These are the treats of country living that are hard to beat, a blessing so much appreciated, especially when one pays such a high … Continue reading Treats And Truths Of Country Living

A Moment Before Christmas

    Written on Monday 21 December 2015   I have stolen away from all the things I am 'supposed' to be doing, to do something that I need to do ... to write a few thoughts down and to catch a moment, to consider and to prepare for the coming Christmas days.  Less than an hour … Continue reading A Moment Before Christmas

Autumn’s Artichoke

There is something very satisfying, even decadent, about being able to settle down to a solo lunch of home grown artichoke. What a luxury! Somehow, with this being the last artichoke of the season in our garden, there was a special tang of just (yet mingled with guilt for not sharing) reward about the perfect … Continue reading Autumn’s Artichoke

Blackberry Herbal Tea

The blackberries are just beginning to ripen in our organic garden and, plucked off the 'vine' to snack on, make truly delicious little powerhouses of goodness, superfoods par excellence.  As today is the first day of the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, it seemed like a fitting time to post something about blackberries, so here is my little recipe for … Continue reading Blackberry Herbal Tea

Harvesting Blackcurrants

At our current home we have a little courtyard area, where I have collected a number of plants in pots, in order to experiment and easily study them, while I learn about plant habits in the British climate. Gardening here and learning to live here is a challenge unlike any I have known, and having my most … Continue reading Harvesting Blackcurrants

Broad Beans and Swallows Arriving

Today I planted our lanky broad bean seedlings, into wonderful organic soil (all 'made' on the property). It was so good to get them in at last, and lovely to get my hands into the friable soil after months of cold! No sooner had I finished my work, than a sweet little robin appeared to … Continue reading Broad Beans and Swallows Arriving