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The Best Chocolate Brownies Ever.

The Best Chocolate Brownies Ever.

So, here is another delicious tea-time treat. Actually, they’re an anytime treat because they’re WAY too good to restrict them just to tea-time! They are absolutely delicious. Fudgy and gooey on the inside with a chewy edge, they are just so good. Once you have […]

Building A New House For Our Llamas

Building A New House For Our Llamas

We have had llamas now for almost 14 years and I absolutely love them. They are beautiful animals. Even though they get bad press because of their habit of spitting. In spite of being caught in the crossfire of two grumpy, spitting llamas many times […]

Puy Lentil and Spinach Soup

Puy Lentil and Spinach Soup

This week, here in not-so-sunny Cornwall, the weather has been hideous. It’s hardly stopped raining. In fact, it’s hardly stopped raining since November and I seem to spend an awful lot of my time these days ankle deep in mud! Although I loathe wet, gloomy […]

Let’s Talk About Ducks.

Let’s Talk About Ducks.

Last year, while lugging trays of seedlings from the poly tunnel to the raised beds, we heard a loud, persistent cheeping. After a frantic 10 minute hunt in the long grass, we found a lonely, sad looking little duckling frantically looking for it’s mum. So, […]

Courgette, Lime and Pistachio Cake.

Courgette, Lime and Pistachio Cake.

I love baking cakes. I bake a lot. My only problem is, when I bake a cake, there is usually only my husband or me to eat it. This in turn can lead to a sweet tooth and a tiny bit of cake-related-middle-aged-spread. Which is […]

Seeds You Can Plant In January

Seeds You Can Plant In January

As many of my friends can attest, I have more than a passing obsession with all things gardening. For the last couple of weeks, seed catalogues galore have been plopping onto my doormat. Each morning, I sit with a cup of tea and I plan […]

Getting the Poly Tunnel Ready for Planting.

Getting the Poly Tunnel Ready for Planting.

This time last year, we were putting the finishing touches to our new poly tunnel. Eagerly anticipating that magic date, sometime in March, when all the seed packets say it’s time to start planting seeds. This year, I’m afraid I simply can’t wait until March. […]