Monthly Archives: September 2014

Melons…..and chickens

Welsh Melons It has long been my ambition to grow melons in the UK. Despite their ubiquitous, year-round presence on the supermarket shelves they are still a wonderfully exotic fruit and a bit of a grower’s challenge for  me. I have had limited success with them in the past but this year has represented something of a triumph for me. Not-so-secret …

Using up fruit

With my pathological hate for waste-be it the Earth’s resources , time or windfall apples, I am always looking for ways to utilise everything to its fullest  potential. My figs were taking a long time to ripen this year despite having, what I thought, was quite a lovely season! To hasten ripening I removed some of the larger leaves and many …

Abergavenny Food Festival Accommodation

Over the past few years food festivals have gained something of a cult following. Never before have TV programs featuring cooking, baking, haute cuisine etc.etc been so popular. We have become a nation obsessed by food, its origins, its qualities, welfare considerations, calorific values and diversities. We have access to more foodstuffs than ever before …
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