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Behind the Photos

August 31, 2010

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I was on the phone to Deb from FabulousPlaces.co.uk the other day, confirming details of the props we needed for a photo shoot at Amanda Hamilton’s lovely cottage in Duffield. I suddenly heard a squeal. I thought Deb had trodden on a kitten, but no, she had spotted that The Derbyshire Magazine had used one […]

Brioche

August 28, 2010

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Here is the result of August’s Fresh From The Oven baking challenge: Brioche. As the recipe in The River Cottage Bread Guide says it is a very wet dough. It’s a real ‘stir it with a wooden spoon’ job rather than ‘knead it on the worktop.’ Eventually with the addition of a good handful of […]

Bramble Crumble

August 22, 2010

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It started with these berries. Found this little lot just at the end of the garden, sneaking over the fence. They were so gorgeous we had to pick them. Found these plums. They were destined to be together. And a few raspberries too…just because. Added a crumble topping. 25 minutes in a hot oven It’s […]

Step it up

August 19, 2010

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When I first thought of building a nice deep Japanese style soaking tub, I had it in the back of my mind that getting in and out might be an issue for those of shorter stature. I then forgot all about that and got down to the complex business of completely rebuilding a bathroom. The […]

Gyoza

August 13, 2010

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We’ve loved Gyoza, or pot sticker dumplings, since we first tried them. We make a regular trip to Wagamama’s or Yo Sushi! for a fix. After a visit to the chinese supermarket in Derby with Apryl of Meridian Ariel we finally had some dumpling wrappers so I set about making them myself. I was a […]

Riddle me ree

August 10, 2010

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You may have seen in my Guest post for Fennel and Fern that I spoke of my life changing experience with this borrowed soil riddle made from an old drawer. Well I say life changing, maybe more soil changing. You see we have stones…oh, so many stones. We take buckets of stones to the tip […]

Fennel and Fern

August 8, 2010

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Issy at Fennel and Fern asked if we would write a guest post for their updated gardening site. I wrote about how we got on this year with our raised beds. Take a look and have a browse around the rest of Fennel and Fern too. Here’s the link.

Sandwich

August 5, 2010

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This is not so much a blog post as some photographs of a man made sandwich. Occasionally Ed manages to escape the office and come home for lunch. As he travels around the country to different construction sites for his job he doesn’t manage to do that too often so it’s a nice treat.

Redcurrant Jelly

August 3, 2010

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Once upon a time our garden was full of fruit bushes. With a small boy to amuse we had to pulled up the fruit bushes so that he had a lawn to play on. There is only one redcurrant bush left and this year I built a fortress around it to stop the blackbirds eating the […]