Monthly Archives: July 2008

In season this week #5

VEGETABLES

artichoke, aubergine, beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, courgettes, cucumber, fennel, french beans, garlic, kohlrabi, mangetout, onions, peas, potatoes (maincrop), radishes, rocket, runner beans, sorrel, watercress

FRUIT & NUTS

apricots, blackberries, blueberries, greengages, kiwi fruit, loganberries, melons, nectarines, peaches, raspberries, redcurrants, tomatoes

MEAT

lamb, rabbit, wood pigeon

Thank you Eat the Seasons!

The Silly Things I Do

Somehow, buying rice crispy cakes doesn’t fit into my idea of ‘the simple life’, these ones didn’t even have chocolate in and you could taste it.

Homemade ones are fine, but bought ones just shouldn’t fit into the picture. Hopefully blogging about it will mean next time I’m not so temped. I really need to get better at making sure there are things at home that can be taken into work as lunches.

Yahoo! Reminders

I got my reminder for Yahoo! today to start chitting my potatoes for growing for Christmas, just need to find some potatoes now!

In season this week #4

VEGETABLES:

broad beans, artichoke, aubergine, beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, courgettes, cucumber, fennel, french beans, garlic, kohlrabi, mangetout, new potatoes, onions, peas, potatoes (maincrop), radishes, rocket, runner beans, sorrel, watercress

FRUIT & NUTS

apricots, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, greengages, kiwi fruit, loganberries, melons, peaches, raspberries, redcurrants, strawberries, tomatoes

MEAT

lamb, rabbit, wood pigeon

Thank you Eat the Seasons!

Homemade pasta

Muma, middle-sister and Rhys made these for dinner. They have homemade cream cheese in them.

Dadso cooked them and made the sauce

Learning to knit (again) – Cont

I had given up for a while but I sat down and had another go and it just clicked this time.

Freecycle is great

Ok, I haven’t really been looking at the things that have been coming up on freecycle lately, but today 6 men’s silk shirts came up. I’ve been thinking of trying patchwork for a while, I’ve even saved and cut up some old jeans that had a big rip in the knee and I thought that they would go well with silk in maybe a custon cover.

As well as the silk shirts some 25kg sacks have come up, which will be great for mucking out the goat houses into.

YouTube now working

I have finally managed to load video on to my YouTube ‘channel’.

A Life Less Simple YouTube

There isn’t the buttermaking film I made, I think I will need to split it in two before I load it, but there are a few others

In season the week #3

Not at full list as I’m late posting this and next weeks list has already gone up, but the weeks biggy is: artichoke

Along with; peas, potatoes (maincrop), radishes, rocket, runner beans, raspberries, redcurrants, strawberries, tomatoes, lamb

Thank you Eat the Seasons!

Slow Sunday

Spent a nice day pottery and re-covering from yesterday (‘the wedding’) today.

Did some gardening and odd little jobs, and I feel like I’ve got something done. I hate days when I don’t feel like I have got anything done, normally because the day job has gotten in the way, but today I had a rest and still managed to end the day feeling good about it.