Fig and Lemon Marmalade

First things first: I know that figs are not considered entirely vegan.  During pollination the female fig wasp gets trapped inside the flower and is consumed by the plant as the tree creates a fig around the body of the wasp.  The wasp’s sacrifice results in the plant being pollinated, and the fig being formed,…

Chilli Weather

The weather’s taken a turn.  It’s very lucky we decided to take our camping trip last week and not this week.  Due to a bit of miscommunication and some very odd technological failings my poor greenhouse went a little bit neglected while we were away. One of the crops which has blossomed was my cherry tomatoes,…

Courgette Glutney

  Courgettes are in abundance in the garden right now. I pick them one day, and a whole new crop is there 2 days later. It’s much the same with runner beans at the moment, my two fail safe crops. But the trouble is I’m running out of interesting things to do with courgettes and…