Plant identifications

Plant identifications

What’s the first thing you do when you have a new house? Go round the garden and identify what new plants you have, of course! (Well, actually first we picked the ripe fruits and have even made our first batch of homemade jam and relish from it.) We are lucky to...
Cooking ahead

Cooking ahead

Meal planning is a tool that I couldn’t live without. Having structure to what I make for dinner for the week and month makes it so much easier to decide what to eat, shop and cook dinner. I’ve written an introduction to the meal planning method I use, as...
Meal planning update

Meal planning update

Almost a year ago I posted about a new method I was trying for meal planning. So I figured it was time to post an update! My meal list has stayed pretty much the same, though with a few additions (toad in the hole how could I have forgotten you?!?). But the main...
Helping in the kitchen

Helping in the kitchen

I love cooking; though being able to do it on my own is a luxury I rarely have.¬†As a child I only remember having to make crumble. (Now I make mean pastry.) I’m not sure why I didn’t do more? My sister did. I don’t like to ask for things, so maybe I...
Becoming home

Becoming home

Home is an elusive concept; what makes a place your home isn’t something I could easily explain. We’ve been living here for nearly three months now, but last week we all went to the notary and bought our house. A big step, but as we’re already living...

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