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A favourite quote.

Do small things with much L O V E. This little quote has become a daily mantra. Everything I do, whether it is folding the tea towels, washing the dishes, pulling the curtains back at the start of the day. These small everyday tasks become meaningful, because I can do them with a grateful heart, with […]


Pantry & Freezer Spring Clean.

I’m getting ready for this seasons harvests to come in. Liliana has already started harvesting some of the herbs. The fridge, freezer and pantry have had a Spring clean. This has involved; Everything removed. Shelves cleaned with dish clothes washed in hot soapy water. Jars wiped down. Used by dates checked. Everything placed back in […]



We aren’t perfect and are always trying to find an organic alternative. In the home and garden we may already use something or need somthing new. If something isn’t already organic we try and swap it for an organic option then choose something else. It all adds up. Start small. Think big picture. In the […]


Broad Bean Tips Hummus

~ Broad Bean Tips Hummus ~ A colander of broad bean tips. Some sprigs of fennel, use the soft new fronds. Some lemon juice. 3 tablespoons of tahini. 420g can of organic cannellini beans, drain and rinse the beans in cold water 2 large cloves garlic, crushed 1/4 cup olive oil sprinkle of salt Blitz […]


Food Choices.

We make most of our food from scratch. We are home bakers, home cooks and interested in knowing where our food comes from. We grow as much fruit and veg as possible, the reason why we have 75+ fruit trees, planted food hedges and tend a large organic, bee friendly garden. Michael, Lil and I […]


About last Friday

From the journal. Friday 23rd September 2022. You know when you have one of those weeks where it feels like you have been chasing your tail? This week has felt like that for me! But after looking back, I soon realise that this is one of those weeks where I will see the results of […]


Homemade Curry Powder.

A great staple for the pantry cupboard and curry night! ~ Homemade Curry Powder Recipe ~ 4 tablespoons ground cumin 4 tablespoons ground coriander 3 tablespoons ground turmeri 4 teaspoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon cardamom 1 teaspoon ground black pepper Combine well in a jar. Label. Store in a cool, dry […]


What keeps me motivated.

  I came across a question I was asked when I did a Q & A on Instagram awhile back. Question: How do you keep yourself motivated? Answer: I take great pleasure in proving the doubters wrong! My injury is very limiting. When I can do things it is all action stations. And having periods […]


Winter 2022 – Broad Bean tips.

Broad Beans, do you love them or hate them? If you grew up having to eat broad beans boiled to an inch of their lives and appearing on the plate a delightful shade of grey, have no fear dear reader, those sorry looking things really don’t class as a broad bean! We’ve planted some broad […]