Monthly Archives: April 2012

Roll on English asparagus, summer is on the way (we hope)

I don’t think I ever tried asparagus until I was nestled far south in New Zealand at the age of 18. Since then I have made up for lost time and whenever the English asparagus season starts I buy vast … Continue reading

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‘Jacob sheep’, the gift that keeps on giving!

It is not the obvious wedding present of choice but a very kind cousin bestowed on us two of the most charming Jacob sheep back in 2009. With a small amount of organisation, a willing ram is brought in (it … Continue reading

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Rain, rain go away…..

anyone else feeling that the hosepipe ban is a bit of a mockery as the rain lashes down? Puddle jumping, mud pies and very wet boots are all getting a little tedious even for the children. That said the garden … Continue reading

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Sweet Chilli and Tomato Jam

This is an old friend – one I am completely addicted to. Easy peasy to make, it can live in the larder or fridge for at least a month and is just the perfect addition to rev up a number … Continue reading

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