As you know, I use recycled jars and lids where possible and safe, but this means my jars are all different shapes and sizes making pricing them difficult. After lots of trial and error I have worked out how to fairly cost my preserves, using the finished weight to guide me. Therefore the following guideContinue reading “Pricing my preserves..”
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What a month!!
Before I start, I just want to say that I am as devastated as the rest of the world by the actions of the Russian Dictator ( I will not use his name, he doesn’t deserve that privilege) against Ukraine and its people who have showed more loyalty, bravery and compassion than any country IContinue reading “What a month!!”
Valentine’s Day 2022
I’m sure you are probably thinking this post will be a loved up soppy one full of Valentine’s photos of my hubby and I eating our favourite food raising a glass for the camera? Well you’d be wrong. February the 14th has always been a little different for our family as it was my dad’sContinue reading “Valentine’s Day 2022”
Scotch whiskey and blood orange marmalade!
A photographic step by step guide! Available to buy soon..
Oranges and Lemons..
So after last year’s preserving efforts (I didn’t know I would later be selling them when I made the majority of them) I decided to keep a better record of the other bits n bobs that are needed for jam and chutney making: namely sugar, vinegars, various spices as well as the beloved oranges andContinue reading “Oranges and Lemons..”
Allotment visit today!
Riley and I have has a lovely productive day at the plot! the weather has been perfect for gardening and i even stripped down to a tee shirt today which is unusual for February! The plan today was to plant some garlic and prep another bed.I forgot to buy any seed garlic so I’ve usedContinue reading “Allotment visit today!”
Mixed Emotions, End of an Era..
Yesterday was a tough day for me. After 8 months of thinking about it, I finally cancelled my nursing registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). This has been without doubt the hardest decision I’ve ever made, and the impact of it is huge. You see i started my nurse training many years agoContinue reading “Mixed Emotions, End of an Era..”
So today i decided to have a clear out at home, starting with the kitchen. Now it is impossible for me not to do at least 8 things at the same time, so whilst clearing one of my cupboards and realising that the fondue set I’ve had forever is unlikely to ever be used, iContinue reading “Freezer Find!”
No sleep, again!
I’m full of cold and feeling very sorry for myself today, after a second rubbish night made up of coughing, sneezing, blocked and runny nose (at the same time, how?) and a very irritated husband who bless him, has just rung from work to see how i am. 🆘 The good news is that itsContinue reading “No sleep, again!”