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Air dried clay – In the craft room

While researching for our next crafternoon I discovered a whole new world of Air Dried Clay. Wow! I have used the purchased clay before, but found it quite expensive, and really never found anything super useful to make with it. Making your own clay allows you to mess up while you learn, as it is […]

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In the Kitchen

Memories of my travels in Serbia – In the kitchen

Friday evenings you can mostly find me snuggled up in my recliner with a pot of tea, watching Better Homes and Gardens. A couple of weeks ago my ears perked up when Fast Ed commented that he was making burek. Memories came flooding back of the trip I did with my daughter and her husband […]

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In the garden

Intense planting – in the garden

My policy, since I have a small garden, is to use every inch of soil to grow plants. Empty areas seem a bit of a waste, so I sow seeds intensely, and then start to harvest as microgreens. This way I can often eat the food I have grown before the bugs find them! I […]

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In the shop

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In the craft room

Comfrey salve – in the craft room

For a couple of years now I have hosted crafternoons in my garden on the first Saturday of the month. I am a bit of jack of all trades, so like to learn to make something, and then move onto to something else. I like what I make to be useful, so making something in […]

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In the Kitchen Sustainability

The buzz of beeswax

I have been making and using beeswax wraps for about a year now. Reducing plastic in our lives is so important. Plastic never goes away, and it is really worrying to think about that fact. Micro-beads of plastic are showing up in the fish we eat, and the only way we can stop this occurring […]

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In the garden Sustainability

Compost awareness week

Well, there you go! – it is compost awareness week once again! I have been using in ground worm buckets for a couple of years now. Both my compost bin and my compost tumbler are full to the brim, so I decided I would insert a worm bucket into my herb spiral. I dug out […]

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Wonderful things I grow in my garden

I managed to source some seeds this week from a fellow gardener who grows and sells microgreens, and seeds. She delivers them to peoples homes, so I felt very blessed to get my delivery placed into my cooler box outside the front door. I planted the corn into a plastic container with a lid, and […]

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A to Z blogging challenge – H is for Home, habits and Happiness

My hubby said the other evening as we were watching some mindless TV that he loves being stuck at home with me. That definitely gelled with today’s theme. Today I started making a batch of his favourite sourdough olive bread, this could or could not be related to that warm fuzzy feeling I had when […]

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In the garden

Microgreens from the Pantry – In the garden

I grow sprouts and microgreens all year round.  I really love these fenugreek  microgreens, but others that I enjoy are sunflower, green pea, tatsoi and broccoli. I buy fenugreek seeds from the Indian grocer, by the kilo, and it is so much cheaper than from a seed supply company. I grow them in flat plastic trays […]