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Away for the Month!

Away for the Month!

 this blog will be post-free for the next 30 days. i'm looking forward to a recharge on a distant thailand beach
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Gooseberry Elderflower Pie

Gooseberry Elderflower Pie

place all your ingredients except the corn flour in a saucepan with a splash of water, bring to a simmer on medium heat
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Wasabi Deviled Eggs

Wasabi Deviled Eggs

if the egg floats in water it's bad. today is one of those days where the skies just open up and let loose
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Trio of Beetroot with Honey Caramelized Almonds and Mustard Leaf

Trio of Beetroot with Honey Caramelized Almonds and Mustard Leaf

Cooking Against the Grain cookbook which uses beetroot in three preparations (raw, pickled and roasted) here I used boiled, roasted, and raw
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Perfect Poached Eggs with Homemade Ketchup

Perfect Poached Eggs with Homemade Ketchup

i do think chickens and eggs go well with the 'Flour Water Dirt and Rain' theme, as eggs are a very basic ingredient in the health and livelyhood of many people's lives
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Nasturtium Capers

Nasturtium Capers

1/2 pint freshly picked nasturtium seed pods, washed and drained. . nasturtiums add needed colour to the garden,
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Radicchio Apple and Grapes

Radicchio Apple and Grapes

It's been an exciting week with daily rain and thunder showers then amazing blazing sunny periods. • add a small bit of water to the pan to make a scant amount of sauce and spoon over the finished dish 2 medium heads
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Romanesco -  with recipe

Romanesco - with recipe

 bring pot of salted water to boil. it sounds cruel to kill off butterflies before they are born, but unless you want to see your plants become sad skeletons before your eyes, you'll be happy you did the dirty work
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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Phew. Finally found a scrap of time to pull this post together. The computer is still being fixed, which is the main reason it's taken so long to post
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Wheat Berry Risotto with Beetroot and Blue cheese

Wheat Berry Risotto with Beetroot and Blue cheese

beetroot are really the only things left out in the garden, with some rainbow chard, kale and a handful of broccolli plants
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Candied Beetroot Truffles - Beetroot: part 2

Candied Beetroot Truffles - Beetroot: part 2

when ready to use, strain liquid off candied beetroot, pat beetroot slices dry with kitchen paper. 1 cup/250ml water. 1 cup/250ml water
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Beetroot Gin & Tonic - Beetroot: Part 3 of 3

Beetroot Gin & Tonic - Beetroot: Part 3 of 3

Tonic water. strain off the juice and discard solids. Beetroot Gin & Tonic. put the two together and the Beetroot G & T was born
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Cucumber Gin Gimlet

Cucumber Gin Gimlet

(its the first rain in weeks. strain out cucumber and place in gin into sterilized vessel for later use
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Homegrown Bloody Mary

Homegrown Bloody Mary

 record rain, record wind and record alcohol consumption levels (that last one might only apply to me) and against all odds my new potager has produced quite a harvest thus far
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Polytunnel Build

Polytunnel Build

at the moment watering the garden has become a novelty. about a month ago I set up shop to build a small polytunnel, to cover the new 'herb only' addition to  the veg patch
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Vanilla & Blossom Salad: bees, butterflies, and their habitat

Vanilla & Blossom Salad: bees, butterflies, and their habitat

we can leave space for wildness in our gardens, we can plant flowers that attract pollinators, and we can refrain from using weed killer and chemical pesticides in our gardens