We all want some figgy pudding!

 Mrs PP reporting in for a little Christmas cheer.There were no Carols by Candlelight here this year due to the rain. The rain was very welcome though, and topped up the tanks and soaked into the soil. Light enough to be damp and long enough to go deep in the soil.I am not the chef … Continue reading We all want some figgy pudding!

Chocolate for Tuesday, Gran & Black Beans

Picture this - One night this past week,  . . . Mrs PP had dished a bit of salad out for Gran (you should read this post Gran's Diabetic Garden first) who then immediately and carefully, pushes the cucumber and lettuce to the side of her plate. While Mrs PP has her back to the … Continue reading Chocolate for Tuesday, Gran & Black Beans

Gran’s Diabetic Garden

I didn't take a photo for you - but I thought it was glorious. Painted with words my dinner, presented to the family last night was Turmeric Basmati Rice with a Rogan Josh Curry. Freshly blended spices that were so fragrant, intense, pure, exotic. The aroma was alluring. The rice a warm yellow/orange. The curry … Continue reading Gran’s Diabetic Garden

Spring Convulsions

There is nothing quite like the impetus garnered from knowing that the warmer weather is coming, to get you cracking on jobs around the garden. And I can tell you there is no shortage of jobs - evident from the significant lack of posts this month. And last month. And the month before. The last … Continue reading Spring Convulsions

Dinosaur Parsley

The paradox in gardening that I re-discover from time to time is: a wonderful success preceded by shear and utter neglect. Our Continental Parsley is such a thing. The most that I could ever have contributed to this success is the choice of a good location (between our rainwater tanks - where the soil remains … Continue reading Dinosaur Parsley