It’s that time again! I’ve mentioned before the Orchard round the back of work. Our building’s on the site of an old farm that was at one point a monastery. The orchard’s recently planted but round the back of the buildings there’s a few patches of bramble and trees that clearly outdate the labs. I … Continue reading Pressing issues – a Nice Pear
It’s that time of year when we have a bit too much chocolate around. I don’t know why people give it to us, we’re both staunch atheists and never reciprocate but why say no to some free stuff? Invariably after eating a bit we end up with loads of chocolate left around and cooking with … Continue reading Hare today, Scone tomorrow…….
Hey wow, turns out posts about recipes are more popular than posts about bee keeping, who’d have guessed? In the spirit of shameless populism, here’s a recipe. Normally we do anything to avoid buying imported veg but if it’s in the Dead and Dying section it’s fair game which is why Friday nights meal was … Continue reading Currying some flavour
Gosh I have been busy this weekend, the allotment now has an anti pigeon device so maybe this year we’ll actually have some brassicas rather than a few empty rows and a pile of green bird shit, although enclosing a whole bed in mesh was a right bloody pain in the arse. The hops have … Continue reading Mackerel with rhubarb chutney and spicy wedges
Yes, OK, I forgot to bake. I’m hungry and I have bee shit to be getting on with. This means I need something quick to prepare but a quick breakfast doesn’t have to be a crap breakfast and at weekends we like to break fast well. In my usual slapdash way none of this has been … Continue reading Quick Honey Apple Rye Bread
Hello there fans! Well this is an odd time of year, I’m pretty sure my bees should be hunkered down for the winter but with outside being a freakish 18C yesterday they’ve been flying. This is not great – yes it gives them a chance to make a cleansing flight ( ie. Have a crap) … Continue reading Frozen! – Ice Cream and Ice Mead
It’s that time of year again, apples are dropping from the branches. I’ve rummaged in the attic and dragged out the necessary gear, it’s time to fire up the press and get cider making – or in this case cyser as I’ll be adding quite a lot of honey to my apple juice. This is … Continue reading Cyser House Rules