Pesto zoodles

Make something everyone will love from a courgette?


Courgettes. Yes, it is that time of year, when gardeners and allotmenters in the UK suddenly find courgettes springing up everywhere! We may not have had much rain with our unfamiliar 35c+ heat, but those courgettes still keep growing! This year I’ve been sharing my courgettes with the muntjac deer… or the foxes… or both! I’ve covered them up with…

picnic board

Pack an amazing picnic so good everyone will want yours!


Picnics. Pack a picnic and head outside! Go to a park, a beach, a forest, even round a friends or in your own garden or allotment! Grab your food, plenty of drink, weather appropiate gear – hats and suncream or wellies and raincoats! Off you go! The Picnic Contents! Anything! Yes, absolutely anything goes on a picnic! You might automatically…

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ice cream in cones

Cool down with this easy 10 minute healthy ice cream


Healthy Ice-Cream Yes! You can most definitely have those two words – healthy, and ice-cream in the same sentence! You can even add in delicious if you wish! Of course, you can have regular ice-cream as part of a well balanced diet, but this recipe gives you a health boost too! The Ice-Cream Recipe The main ingredient of this ice-cream…

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be positive

Be Positive… Say no!


A contradiction? Today, I am leaving this open for discussion! Positivity Are you a positive person or a negative person? Have you ever thought about it? How would your friends and family describe you? Do you see the good in everything? Do you always notice the bad things? Are you great at seeing both sides of the story? Language Your…

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salad bowl

Create a home salad bar with delicious texture, taste and colour


Salads. Hopefully you are way past the thought of salad being lettuce, tomato and a slice of cucumber, possibly with a sprinkle of cress! Maybe you are in the next stage where you add a bit of carrot, sweetcorn, beetroot, pepper or onion – a bit like a cheap and cheerful restaurant salad bar. Either way, both are good for…

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tofu with greens

Quick and easy five minute protein and vitamin packed lunch


Homegrown greens. Now is growing season! Whether you have an allotment, a vegetable patch, or a window box, now is when you start seeing all your efforts rewarded. Some things, grow much quicker than others and any type of greens is one of those things! The great thing about allotments, apart from the obvious space, is that other plot holders…

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lemon cake

Luscious lemon cake with a healthy hidden vegetable twist


Hidden veg! When you think of hidden vegetables in cake, you might automatically think of carrot cake. Well, that carrot is not so hidden but it does make for a really delicious cake! If you look back at historic cake recipes, you will find there are numerous many recipes which use vegetables. I used to use a delicious chocolate mud…

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cabbage & potato

The humble cabbage easily transformed into a delightfully tasty dish


Easy vegetable dish. Well… this was something unexpected and different even for me! Someone asked me if I wanted some ‘salad’ that had been left and thinking the guinea pigs would like it I thought that was an unexpected bonus. The ‘salad’ however was three (yes three)! pointed head cabbages! Not entirely what I was expecting, but having just heard…

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happy jubilee

Relax and have yourself a memorable Happy Jubilee Weekend.


Happy Jubilee Weekend! Happy Jubilee Weekend everyone! In the U.K. it is a long weekend with not one, but two bank holidays, starting today Thursday 2nd June 2022. This special weekend is to celebrate the reign of the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II. 70 years! Take that in! Congratulations Your Majesty! There are so many events planned over this…

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