Garlic

A couple of weeks back I dug up the garlic and left it in the shed to dried out.  I wanted to try and plait it so I could hang it in the kitchen ready for use. Today I made my first attempt at plaiting having read up how to plait garlic on a blog by wwwgillybeansgardencom, many thanks for […]

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Harvesting

to harvest… yes! I dug up the garlic, it has been much more successful this year so planting in November seems to work for me. The Arran Pilot potatoes are just fabulous, as are the carrots (from the tubs and planters) and the lettuce that we sowed in August last year over wintered and is now at its very best. […]

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Lemon and Elderflower Marmalade

To make this marmalade you first need to make the elderflower cordial, I have invented this recipe to use up the lemons that are so wonderfully flavoured with the elder flowers, it seems such a waste to bin them when they can be made into this delicious marmalade. I make it by covering the lemons in a half water and […]

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Asparagus Quiche

This is my very favourite quiche, it’s so delicious  and really special as the season for asparagus is so short, we do grow them in the garden but there is not really enough so I supplement ours with some locally grown. These are sold by Tony, originally from Italy,  now a very young 88 years.  I am  always  happy to […]

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May Bank Holiday

Where did the sunshine go?  Why is it on bank holidays the sun wont put it’s hat on and come out to play!  Never mind we soldiered on and have managed to get a lot of the little jobs done. We have opened a new  bed,  yes another one, we needed a bit more space to put the runner beans […]

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