Monthly Archives: September 2012

What to do now in October

Jobs to do………in October Save money by saving vegetable seeds Continue water winter crops Remove dead leaves from winter brassicas This is the best month to turn the contents of the compost bin and cover for winter. You can still … Continue reading

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Sterilising jars and bottles

I use my dishwasher to sterilise my jars as I find that is the most convenient for me. I simply set the cycle to a rapid wash and leave the jars in until the jams or chutneys are done. I … Continue reading

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Scotch Bonnets – Hot Pepper Sauce

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This morning I made West Indian hot pepper sauce using Scotch Bonnet chillies from the local continental food store and my greenhouse. The overall sauce colour depended entirely on the colour chillies that you use. The chillies need to be … Continue reading

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The ideas are coming thick and fast!

As my blog is starting to take shape, I have decided that it would be useful to have sections relating on what to sow or grow each month, what to harvest and what jobs to do. Most of the magazines … Continue reading

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Muffins trumps cakes!

Ok, so the recipe specified a cake but being a working mother, with not much time to spare and lunch boxes to fill, who said that the recipe couldn’t be adapted into muffins instead? A little jiggle with the baking … Continue reading

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Recycle tip #6 – Plastic Bottles

Local council kerbside recycling within my area has helped to dramatically reduce the amount of household waste that we put out for the refuse collection each week. Paper is either recycled in the compost bin at home, used as a … Continue reading

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White chocolate & beetroot cake

Another interesting beetroot cake recipe that I came across….. I presume it will be pink when baked! 170g (6oz) plain flour 30g (1oz) cocoa powder 1⁄2 tsp baking powder Pinch of salt 170g (6oz) caster sugar 230ml corn oil 1 … Continue reading

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Parsnip and nut cake

I came across this recipe and although I haven’t tried this yet I presume it would be very similar to the carrot cake I’ve already posted about. It’s amazing how root vegetables can transform a basic cake into something moist … Continue reading

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Pond life update

Finally, my pond is in situ and looking good, albeit with no water. After my hubby finished digging it out and I had finished laying the path boundaries, we were both too exhausted to fill it. Still, I’m sure that … Continue reading

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Asparagus Peas

I try to make a point of growing new or unfamiliar vegetables and this particular vegetable not only looked pretty when growing it is also supposed to taste great. They don’t grow very tall and look fantastic when flowering. They … Continue reading

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