Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Gooseberry Jam

After my last success with the blackcurrant jam I decided to have another go.
Having been made redundant recently, I've had to cook, clean and wash, all while my partner goes to work to pay the mortgage. The latest attempt to question my manhood came as a friend suggested I join the Women's Institute. He found that very funny but still took a jar of blackcurrant home with him
Anyway my bread, cake and jam skills are coming along a treat. When I do go back to work I will continue to do all the cooking though I may leave the washing to someone else.

http://www.channel4.com/food/recipes/popular-cuisines/british/gooseberry-jam-recipe_p_1.html

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Carrots for dinner

They may not be perfectly formed but they tasted great. Slightly disappointed I didn't get any rude shapes though.


Friday, 16 July 2010

Jam making

Having lots of Blackcurrants going soft in the back garden, I decided to make some jam.
Found a recipe on the net and set to work.  The worst bit is topping and tailing the currants themselves. After three nights, my partner and I had finished. 8lb of trimmed currants.
After several hours of boiling, stirring, cooling, boiling, stirring, cooling, I had a substance that looked a little bit like JAM.

 To mine and everybody else's amazement it tasted like jam too.


You can find the recipe at woman and home.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Bee Hotel

This is my bee hotel. It was empty last year, but this time around it is filling up with Mason bees. I love the way they cut little doors out of leaves and attach them to the front. 
For information on how to make your own Bee Hotel visit Gardener's World.com

Monday, 5 July 2010

Holy Moley!

The watering took a lot longer than I expected tonight. A least half an hour longer than normal. Eventually I realised I had a hole in my watering can. Should 'ave gone to Specsavers.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Look at those Cues

Wow! I am enormously impressed with my cucumbers so far this year. Although the skins are slightly tough they taste great when peeled, sliced and used in sandwiches. I've got so many I have to give them away to anyone who visits. At least the Postman's lunch is sorted for next week.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Off to an early start


These are some of the seeds I have under way. Tomatoes, Marrows, Cucumbers and Aubergines. They are on an enormous propagator to give them a nice early start.


The ones I don't grow myself will end up being sold from the front of the house.

Friday, 26 February 2010

Looking for a fish supper.


While updating my blog I looked out of the window and saw this fellow on a neighbour's roof. He's keeping a keen eye out some tasty fish no doubt.
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