Chunky knit jumper project completed

. I finished my chunky knit jumper that I started at the end of October.  I’d read several blog stories from those in the slow fashion movement and wanted an easy knitting project that would ease me into tackling clothing. After learning more about slow fashion, this project is part of my move towards adding some home-made items to my wardrobe.  Last month I described how I have started to look at where my clothes […]

Chunky knitted jumper

Drying borlotti beans on a tray

Drying borlotti beans from the garden

We managed to pick the last of the borlotti bean pods just before the weather changed. Drying borlotti beans is a way to preserve some of the harvest through the winter.  They are perfect to add to casseroles and stews. As they grow in during the summer, the bean plants have pretty pink flowers before the dark pink pods come.  They are a very decorative addition to the vegetable beds and versatile too as the […]


Apple and Cinnamon Breakfast Bars

These Apple and Cinnamon Breakfast bars are the result of a happy accident.  An experiment adapting a couple of  recipes so I could use the ingredients I had to hand. I wanted to make a bar that could  be eaten on the go for breakfast or added to packed lunches.  One of my November Aims was to try a new recipe featuring apples as we still have so many to use.  I’ve made a couple […]

Apple and cinnamon breakfast bars

November Aims

November Aims: What I am doing this month

I thought I would try something different this month and share my November aims.  They usually stay tucked in my notebook and sometimes they happen, sometimes they don’t.  I am curious to know whether sharing them will make me feel more accountable and more likely to tick them off. Being a bit of a “home body”, I enjoy time pottering around the house and garden with different projects on the go. Without further ado, here […]