Mulberry Musings

Mulberry Musings

I have always wanted a mulberry (Morus spp). I mean, not always, but the desire for a mulberry is so deeply ingrained in my gardening history that I can’t remember when, or why, it took root. My indispensable Evernote database has mulberry-related entries back to...
Bean feast

Bean feast

One of the classic meals in Ryan’s family is bean feast. Ryan’s parents serve it occasionally when we visit, and Ryan’s mum kindly brought us over a bean feast when we moved into the house, to tide us over the first couple of days when we didn’t have the energy to...
Pumpkin Pasta Pie

Pumpkin Pasta Pie

Sometime towards the end of last year, my friend Chris gave us a homegrown, blue pumpkin. I’m amazed to find that I don’t have a photo of it, but it was large, a fairly traditional pumpkin shape, and rather spiffingly blue. It sat on the dining room table for months,...
Tendrils: 170303

Tendrils: 170303

Hello and welcome to Tendrils! I don’t have a heated propagator, and this house doesn’t have an airing cupboard, so my seeds normally have to make to with the ambient temperature of the house. However, I opened the hall closed one morning and discovered it was very...
What is salad?

What is salad?

The news that Iceberg lettuces are being rationed in the UK, due to supply shortages, has made me ponder the nature of salad. When I was growing up, salad was Iceberg lettuce, sliced tomatoes and cucumber. I didn’t eat salad. Fortunately for me, my definition of salad...

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