Monthly Archives: December 2012

New year, new season

Well, it’s that time of year again that we all sit down with our families, relax and eat copious amounts of food, and in my case drink a little too much! But as my husband keeps reminding me, Christmas, is … Continue reading

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Celebrity chefs – unrealistic expectations?

We all love them in one way or another for their culinary creations, but I don’t know if you’re like me where sometimes you have to ask yourself – where do they expect us to buy that ingredient from that they … Continue reading

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Mary Berry’s Gingerbread Cookie Dough

Gingerbread cookies are a family favourite in my home any time of the year. I have a variety of cookie cutters and my youngest daughter has so much fun picking out the novelty designs to use with the basic gingerbread … Continue reading

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Gate update

Some of you have been asking how my allotment is getting on with repairing the gate. Well, I would love to say that it’s all sorted and we now have a secure gate again but alas no, that would most … Continue reading

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Yay!!My first blogging award!

Thanks to Pete at Pecora Nera for passing a blogging award on to me. As I already mentioned to Pete, this is the first award that I have ever received and I am most thankful that he deems my blog … Continue reading

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How secure is your plot?

Today I received a phone call from one of my allotment neighbours to let me know that the bottom gate to our plot, the one that allows vehicle access, was no longer secure. A few days ago the top gate, … Continue reading

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Funny fungi

There are a strange things growing on my plot! Now I’m not talking about the veg that I planted or even the few weeds that are gracing my soil; I’m referring to some sort of weird fungus. I have seen … Continue reading

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Brussel Sprouts – love them or hate them!

Brussel sprouts generally get a bad press as a tasty vegetable. They would come into what I would deem to be the Marmite category – you either love them or you hate them. Well, in my household we are definitely … Continue reading

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