An update on how things are coming along in the greenhouse and garden is long overdue. Reason is I spend more time tending to my plants these days than writing. To cut a long story short everything is going splendidly. It’s only mid July but I already have homegrown salad, cucumbers, sugar snaps, spinach, kale […]

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Growing veggies and flowers at home is going a lot better this year because May was exceptionally sunny. Looking at photos from the same time last year I can see that everything is about the same now, on June 5th, as it was a month later in 2021. However, it’s not only the weather to […]

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“April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.” -T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land. One could think he was writing about Iceland. It’s the 5th of April and it’s snowing yet again. Frosty nights are forecast throughout the week. Half a month […]

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Ingredients 120 g celery 400 g celery root  500 g sweet potatoes 400 g pumpkin 300 g carrots 300 g cauliflower 1 big red onion  1 big onion 8 garlic cloves 2 tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped 2 red chilli 1 tin chickpeas   3 tins chopped tomatoes, organic 100 g chestnut mushrooms (optional) 50 […]

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August is a wonderful month for those growing their own vegetables. I harvested this in one day. There’s broccoli, beetroot, celery and Lollo Bionda lettuce from the grow boxes, and cucumbers, tomatoes, courgette, sugar snaps and herbs from the greenhouse. You might notice two strawberries as well, but they somehow ended in my mouth before […]

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