Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients 1 pint vegetable stock 1 medium Pumpkin Fresh Parsley 1 medium Onion Sprig of fresh Thyme 1 clove Garlic 120 ml whipping cream Salt and Pepper Method Cut the pumpkin into wedges and drizzle with oil. Roast until golden and soft. Scoop out into a blender Saute the onion and garlic and add to […]

10 Jobs for November

  You might think that the season is drawing to a close right now but you’d be wrong – it’s actually the beginning of the season because now you can start to plant some crops for next season such as Garlic, Peas and Broadbeans. Garlic needs a period of cold so make sure to get […]

Why Do I Love the Autumn Clear-up?

I love clearing up in Autumn and preparing the garden for winter. There’s something refreshingly final about clearing the ground, digging it over and starting again. My resident robin loves it when I get in clear up mode. He sits and watches me until I’m done and then swoops in for the kill. He normally […]

Making Branded Seed Trays

I’ve always wanted my own branded seed trays, just like Monty at Berryfields. But it’s one of those things that you never see for sale in the shops and much less the opportunity to put your own name on it. And even though I did find somewhere online selling traditional seed trays, and also somewhere […]

Apple & Plum Chutney

I seem to have a small obsession with pickling at the moment. A neighbour gave me a bagful of windfall Apples so I had to find a recipe that required a load of Apples, and fast. A quick flick through my recipe books and I found this Apple & Plum Chutney – with the usual […]