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Autumn has begun

On such a pleasant, warm day it’s hard to credit that the summer is officially over but the first signs of autumn were there to see at Lower Smite Farm (HQ of  Worcestershire Wildlife Trust) today. I didn’t have the … Continue reading

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The Never-ending Battle

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I have to say, the garden wildlife is taking the whatsits round here. The local critters really need to remember whose garden this is. Earlier in the year I simply gave up on the troughs of cut-and-come-again salad after the … Continue reading

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Just a little celebration of autumnal colour. We may not rival New England in the fall, but there are some wonderful splashes of colour to be seen…

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Pflaumenkuchen mit Streusel: plum crumble cake

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I wanted a traditional German Pflaumenkuchen recipe for the OH’s birthday last week when we had people coming to supper, and came across this one from ‘Sunday Hotpants’, complete with its own charming tale. It’s come via New Zealand, so it’s … Continue reading

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Harvest Home

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As the chutney-in-the-making photo in the last blog was a bit dubious to say the least, I thought I’d ferret out a few of the more finished products from recent bouts of domesticity. I think it’s an atavistic urge, like … Continue reading

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Seriously Spicy Plum “Glutney”

I clearly have yet to find a way of making a pan of chutney look appealing! I wanted to make some chutney to keep my husband happy as he is a lifelong hater of all things raisin-y, including currants & … Continue reading

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Risotto Primavera

Had to get some more asparagus while the local season is on (the Vale of Evesham is asparagus central!). It was so cold and wet and miserable this evening I decided that risotto was the only possible recipe – the … Continue reading

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Small Pleasures

  What a pleasure to meander through a local garden last week through the NGS (National Gardens Scheme) and enjoy the fruits of other people’s labour! Over 350 different types of plant and a few unusual additions make this a very … Continue reading

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Spring meadows

The Worcestershire Wildlife Trust’s Eades Meadow is looking pretty glorious at the moment. (Quite what made me think that was a good place for a hyper-allergic hay fever sufferer to spend a hour or two, though, especially after going round … Continue reading

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Asparagus Season

Yay for the season – a little foray to the Vale of Evesham today. Local ‘gras plus a couple of asparagus and Parmesan scones from the Wayside shop in Wickhamford – excellent. Made “Aunty Delia’s” foaming hollandaise to go with … Continue reading

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