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George and the Balloon

June 11, 2011

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This is George’s idea of a good time. Sometimes it’s easier not to ask “why?” I just take the photos.

On the up

May 19, 2011

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There seems to be some good stuff happening for me this week that has left me all of a flutter. Firstly on Monday, whilst we were heading home from a Weekend away, an article about Things{we}make was published in the Foodie Bugle. I was very flattered to be asked to be featured in the new […]

Spring Promises and Hollandaise

May 11, 2011

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When spring comes around I promise that we will change our wintery, comfort eating ways. We will eat fresh produce, lots of vegetables and salads and cut down on the carbs. With this in mind I bought some barnsley chops of spring lamb and the first British asparagus of the season. I also replenished our […]

Beanpoles

May 8, 2011

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Ed created me a 'bean thing' with wood and bolts and stuff. It may not be beautiful, but it will mean my legumes can climb in safety.

Wooden Bunting

April 29, 2011

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The bunting is out across the country. Well, across George’s tree platform anyway. It may not be red, white and blue for the Royal Wedding, but it seems a fitting thing to post about today. I fancied some wooden bunting for various events we will be attending during the Summer to publicise etc. magazine so […]

Treehouse

April 28, 2011

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I had two projects in mind during this years extended Easter break; a treehouse for George that was promised but not delivered last summer and secondly growing a beard.  One of these projects is lacking in structure, not adding any visual amenity to the surroundings and generally progressing haphazardly without direction; thankfully the treehouse went […]

Kale Crisps

March 25, 2011

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Surely not. It can’t be true that I never got around to writing about kale crisps. We’d better fix that. Right here, right now. Kale is the only edible thing valiantly flourishing away in the garden at the moment. I’m a bit of a fan of the stuff. Have you noticed? Ever since enjoying several […]

Autumn 2010

October 10, 2010

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It’s getting to the time of year when I reflect upon how the garden has shaped up. There are still a few bits of colour around: a few grapes on the vine, the pink japanese anemones, some self seeded violas in with the vegetables. My favourite Verbena Bonariensis has been really feeble though. Anyone else […]

Chutney 2010

September 16, 2010

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A fab chutney to use up all those green tomatoes.

Beautiful Vegetables

September 5, 2010

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After returning from our recent trips away there were some interesting crops to collect from the garden. If there is something in the garden more beautiful than cream coloured borlotti beans, speckled with scarlet, in their scarlet pods speckled with cream, then I have yet to find it. Then there is the collection of crazy […]

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.

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 […]

Summer Stuff

July 12, 2010

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I just realised I’ve not updated the blog for ages. I’ve been busy taking photos for other projects and getting involved with the Carnival. Here are some of the things I have picked, cooked, eaten, witnessed and photographed over the last couple of weeks. The garden is growing at full tilt. Luckily my obsession with Cavalo […]

Bean Tops

June 19, 2010

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One of the best bits of growing your own are the little extras that you can’t buy in the shops. Growing broad beans give you a bundle of benefits. In the early evening at the moment the flowers smell gorgeous, it’s like jasmine wafting across the garden. Then there’s broad or fava bean tops. This […]

1st Blogiversary

May 29, 2010

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** This giveaway is now complete ** Things we make We started the blog on a whim a year ago today and since then it has taken on a life of it’s own. Here are a few reminders, just click on the pictures to see a few of our exploits. From Ed and his furniture […]

Pulled Pork

May 24, 2010

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I have wanted to write a post about Pulled Pork Sandwiches for a goodly while. I wanted to try eating one for even longer. But as Derbyshire is not quite the food centre of the universe we had to make our own. Here’s the glorious shoulder of pork when it came out of the oven. It […]

Cute Garden Nemesis

April 11, 2010

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We have had our first glimpse this year of the beast that stalks our garden. As we were getting ready to head off on our camping Weekend in the High Peak, there it was sunning itself in my drystone vegetable bed. It’s evil. It digs the very seeds out of my plant pots. It chops […]

Garden Plans 2010

April 5, 2010

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New Raised Beds Layout – The Kale is already in Drystone Bed The mice and slugs tend harvest everything in here, I hope they don’t want courgettes Pots of salad and baby veg around the shed The Sunny Dry Front Garden This is more of a post for me than you. Hope you don’t mind. […]