Negative Nellies

Negative Nellies

Paula Cocozza had an article published in the Guardian yesterday, which was titled “No plastic please, Mum: my quest to make waste-free packed lunches”. In it she reported on a week where she and her 8 year old son Gabriel set out to fill his lunchbox with...
Green Greenie

Green Greenie

At the beginning of the month I did a series of posts for National Gardening Week, exploring some of the early spring harvests from the garden. The season has moved on since then, and as the asparagus plants are still young I have stopped harvesting them to let them...
Dehydration Station

Dehydration Station

In the middle of last week, I was looking at half a punnet of mushrooms, wondering how on earth I would use them up before they went bad. Ryan hates mushrooms, so they don’t feature in many meals, and only in big chunks where he can fish them out…. But I...
Dehydration Station

Katsu curry sauce recipe

Katsu curry sauce is often poured over breaded chicken on a bed of rice. We made this yesterday and really liked it (we cheated a bit and served it with ready made breaded chicken, so we didn’t have to faff around with breadcrumbs), but is a versatile sauce...
Potato Pete in the 21st century

Potato Pete in the 21st century

During the Second World War, the British Isles were subjected to a Nazi naval blockade, the aim of which was to disrupt food imports and starve the British people into submission. Shipping, whatever it was carrying, had to get past the German U-boats before it could...

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