Butternut Squash and Chorizo Macaroni Cheese

I don’t know about you but autumn is the time of year when I am most excited to be in the kitchen! I think it’s just when the weather begins to turn frosty and the leaves outside crispen and curl that I particularly enjoy cooking the hearty, comfort foods that we all love to indulge in. So what a better way to celebrate the colour and taste of autumn than with this delicious seasonal dish using homegrown butternut squash? Continue reading “Butternut Squash and Chorizo Macaroni Cheese”

TOP 7 Successes of 2017

Overall, 2017 has been a great year for growing and experimenting. I tried new methods to increase plant production, prevent diseases and I also got creative in the kitchen using the glut of the harvests to make new recipes including cakes, cider, chutneys, jams, indian snacks and desserts! Take a look at my top 7 successes for 2017 and be sure to let me know in the comments what your biggest success was for the year. Continue reading “TOP 7 Successes of 2017”

Allotment Jobs for Autumn

  • Pune hedge
  • Sow green manure ✅
  • Prune herbs ✅
  • Plant Spring bulbs
  • Remove bindweed (!)
  • Collect leaves for leaf mould
  • Collect seeds ✅
  • Sow lupins and forget-me-nots
  • Pot up strawberry runners
  • Tidy the shed
  • Tidy the polytunnel ✅
  • Consider sourcing farm manure ✅
  • Build a hedgehog house
  • Harvest squashes ✅
  • Remove plants after end of harvest ✅
  • Harvest apples ✅
  • Make cider ✅