Smallholdings, big dreams…

Smallholdings, big dreams…

On my thoughts about how far I've come and what the future holds for me.

Nectar and Bumble – April Bee Box

Nectar and Bumble – April Bee Box

On a lovely bee-themed giftbox I received! One of the huge joys of blogging has been the connections I've made with people and causes that mean a lot to me. I've met so many people who like the things I like, and connected with so many small brands I otherwise wouldn't have. One of those [...]

Christmas

Christmas

β€œBah," said Scrooge, "Humbug.” I hate to say it, but I'm struggling to find my Christmas cheer this year. Actually now I think about it, I struggled to find it last year too. I can't put my finger on exactly what it is. Is there something missing? I half suspect that's part of it. There [...]

#MySustainableSwaps

#MySustainableSwaps

This post in the first in a lifelong series. You see, like many of us I have recently woken up to the realities of what the excesses and selfishness of the human animal is doing to our planet. Our one-in-a-million planet, home to billions of brilliant magical creatures and a plethora of priceless plantlife. It's [...]

A Beginner’s Guide to Garlic

A Beginner’s Guide to Garlic

One autumn crop I love planting and which I would never willingly be without is garlic. It's embarrassingly easy to grow, takes very little time to plant out, doesn't require much attention and provides the basis for the following year's worth of culinary delights - all for a very modest investment. One thing to note [...]

Recipe – Nasturtium Pesto

Recipe – Nasturtium Pesto

There's nothing quite like the distinctive peppery taste of nasturtium leaves. It's a fantastically generous plant; as well as growing like a wild weed and self-seeding readily, the flowers are edible, the seed pods are edible, and the leaves are edible. It's the leaves I'll be using today, and if you've never tried eating them, [...]