How To Make Courgette or Marrow Marmalade

  I was first introduced to this wonderful golden recipe as courgette jam but the lemon, and especially the lemon rind contained within makes it...

Harvesting Yeast From The Wild

  It’s easy to harvest wild yeast and to make your own yeast culture, for brewing or for baking, or to use in the wild...

The Spiraliser and Me

I was talking about the annual, and imminent, onslaught of courgettes to an allotment friend as I pruned a mature and unruly grape vine that...

Too Much Rhubarb?

How to make good use of any amount of rhubarb, without any waste. I have several rhubarb plants which come at different times, allowing me...

Stinkhorn on the allotment

Yes Stinkhorn! Otherwise know as phallus impudicus, which seems to love growing on a dry sandy river bank on my allotment, and has been a...

Pitched Roofs and Hive Weights

I reckon every beekeeper worries about bad weather (amongst a thousand other things), especially in winter. High winds are a big concern, not just because...
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