What is DIY culture?
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‘Do-It-Yourself’ (DIY) is a mantra that has been around for a while and has strong associations with home improvement. Once upon a time many of us would have been building our own homes as there was no alternative. Now, DIY … Read More

Colouring stories – Grow Your Own Veggies
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[purchase_link id=”4450″ style=”button” color=”orange” text=”Buy”]   Use this fun colouring book to learn and talk about about growing vegetables. When you have paid for the book you will be able to download and print the pages as many times as … Read More

Vegetable muffins recipe
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I wanted to make a breakfast muffin for myself and my daughter using the veg in the garden that we have plenty off (carrot, courgette, beetroot). It had to be fairly healthy without too much fibre and it had to … Read More

Black Currant sorbet
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Ingredients: 500g fresh black currants 300 ml and 2 tbsp sugar Juice from 1/2 lemon Mix 2 tbsp sugar and 2 tbsp water in pot with berries.  Bring to boil and simmer for 10 min or till soft. Cool down. … Read More

Gooseberry Sorbet
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Ingredients 500g fresh gooseberries 300 ml and 2 tbsp sugar Mix 2 tbsp sugar and 2 tbsp water in pot with berries.  Bring to boil and simmer for 10 min or till soft. Cool down. Puree in food processor or … Read More

Peach sorbet
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While living in Munich we loved to go down to the ice cream places and try out the different flavours. I particularly loved the sorbets.  I am a big fan of having a small portion of good quality ice cream … Read More

New Eddie’s room header
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Wow, I am so happy finally to show off something John has been working on recently for me. My very own Eddie’s room header. It kinda encompasses everything that the title of this blog/website is about. I always dream of … Read More

Early July garden
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This is going to be a picture post. I took a turn around the garden and here is what I saw. We have begun digging up the potatoes. I have made pesto for the freezer from the first basil. I … Read More

Garden update for the weekend.
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This weekend I spent working at my parents while husband and Bess got used to spending all day together. A little rehersal of his paternity leave. I go to check out the potatoe patch. Wow they have grown – as … Read More

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Planting potatoes The first harvest!

Things are happening in the garden
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A couple of weeks ago we begun to sow in the garden. Now the onions and salad is slowly beginning to come out of the ground. This year we also want to grow enough potatoes two families and a little … Read More

Gardening 2012
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This year I finally got a part in an allotment ( read my mothers garden). today we began sowing seeds in the green house. We sowed salads and onions to use as spring onions in a months time… I also … Read More