Monthly Archives: October 2013

Harvest time-home grown versus supermarket

October, for many of us, conjures up that glorious smell of harvest festival in churches from bygone years and verses of ‘We plough the fields and scatter…’. All the wonderful colours and forms of the fruits and vegetables were a sight to behold. Truly a time of plenty from the garden. In the ’70s much of what the older generation …

Pumpkin curry

I first came across pumpkins many years ago as a student. Some enterprising colleagues had thrown a Hallowe’en party and were determined to use all the pumpkin mash in a (not very tasty) pie. Needless to say it was probably one of those great big yellow Jack’o’lantern types which we are all very familiar with now. My next pumpkin experience …

Putting the bees to bed

This year has been the first that I have ventured into the relatively new sphere of ‘natural’ beekeeping. It was always something that I had felt was right but never had the confidence to launch into until I attended a talk given by Nicola Bradbaer ┬áThe whole idea of minimal intervention and definitely no chemicals resonated deep within …
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