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Saturday, September 24, 2011

very jolly birthday weekend last week, thanks to all who came round on sunday night. this morning was, i should say, something of a classic at fern verrow and surrounds with lots of cracking veg, first quinces of the year, lamb and duck eggs. i am very hopeful that there might be tiny grapes to report on next week - one of nature's wonders to be sure. on my return i made up some green tomato and chili chutney and fussed over the radicchio on my balcony.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

finally, a picture narrative of the smoked mackeral project in maine (possibly in reverse order):

Sunday, September 04, 2011

quite a busy day yesterday - went to fern v and came away with typically magnificent bounty, then on to sloe picking, a bit of pub time and finally cooked a brace of partridges for tea. with the sloes now in the freezer, a gin purchase is on today's agenda. my treviso seedlings are looking lively - fingers crossed for an sunny autumn and further bounty.