Peas, turnips and new trees

Peas, turnips and new trees
This weekend we managed quite a lot of time in the garden, which was a nice surprise considering how ill we all were and the unpredictable weather. I find being outdoors in our garden invigorating… View Post

Pancake day, potatoes and potting on

Pancake day, potatoes and potting on
Pancake day, or Shrove Tuesday, is embedded in UK cultural and culinary tradition. For me it’s an interesting blend of my Canadian and English roots – the pancakes I make are definitely more in the… View Post

11 February 2023 – signs of life

11 February 2023 – signs of life
What a joy to see the first of my seeds germinating. The onions were eager to get going, tiny little white and green strands unfurling before my eyes, and now four of the tomato ‘Heinz’… View Post

The weekend roundup

The weekend roundup
This weekend yielded much more gardening opportunity than I expected. Saturday we were out for the day with friends, mostly outside, and there was definitely a nip in the air! Sunday was a day for… View Post

A day of planning and cooking

A day of planning and cooking
The first day of February, and it looked almost springlike. The snowdrops at the foot of our young copper beech hedge are in flower and it such a hopeful feeling. Other things in flower at… View Post