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

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

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

When Bees Are Safer, We Shall Be Safer Too

Below is a combined version of a couple of notes which I wrote about our environment in mid 2013, still sadly and incredibly relevant ... Although great strides have been made, and it looks as though possibly the tide is slowly turning at last, there is much work to be done. We must listen to the signs that the … Continue reading When Bees Are Safer, We Shall Be Safer Too

Happy Birthday “Towards Greener Borders”

~ : ~ Happy Birthday, Towards Greener Borders ... One year today! Managed entirely voluntarily at the present time and grown organically by ‘word of mouth’, Towards Greener Borders is a platform promoting a vision for an organic, sustainable & healthy environment for all, with a mission to encourage, empower, inform & inspire positive outcomes. … Continue reading Happy Birthday “Towards Greener Borders”

What would Jesus do?

In my quietest moments, and sometimes even in the midst of a current or a raging storm, I wonder to myself "What would Jesus do?" Over twenty years ago, I sat on a panel in London, speaking to an audience of other Christians who attended the Church I loved to be part of too, and I told … Continue reading What would Jesus do?

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

Mushroom Soup

  Holly’s Organic Mushroom Soup Note: As with all of my cooking, baking and other food preparation, ingredients are organic - or at least as natural and fresh as possible. About four servings. Ingredients: 1-2 Tablespoons extra virgin Olive oil 1 Punnet Chestnut Mushrooms (approx 250-300g) 1 Leek 1 Red Chilli (with or without seeds … Continue reading Mushroom Soup