Life on rations – week 1

Life on rations – week 1

Last year I wondered how well we would cope with rationing, and now Ryan and I have decided to try living on a modern version of WW2 rations for a while. We’re both interested in the wartime era, although from different perspectives. Ryan loves the aircraft and more...
Wartime onion recipes

Wartime onion recipes

Given the shortage of onions during WW2, it’s not surprising that there aren’t many wartime recipes in which they play a starring role, but I did manage to find three – all of which required the onions to be parboiled. I’d never boiled an onion...
Minister of Food Supplies

Minister of Food Supplies

The government has appointed a new “Food Supplies Minister” to oversee protection of British food supplies through our turbulent exit from the European Union. They’ve chosen David Rutley, who worked for various food companies – including...
Green beany babies

Green beany babies

Last year I thought I’d planted climbing French beans in the garden, and was later disappointed to find out that I’d sown a dwarf variety! This year I rectified that issue and sowed two different climbing beans – Blauhilde and Helda at the beginning...
First pick your blueberries

First pick your blueberries

Just about the entire northern hemisphere is in the grip of a prolonged heatwave, with wildfires raging and people dying. There’s disagreement on how much climate change is to blame, but a consensus that damaging heatwaves will become more frequent, and we...