Monday, 14 April 2014

Bottled these last night.

Rhubarb wine with a hint of red grape.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

More home brew time.

And this one's a bit of a strange one. Lemon flavoured wine.
it took a long time to peel all the zest from nine lemons.

And juicing them is painful when you have dry injured hands.

but isn't the colour beautiful?

I now have to leave this in a warm place stirring it daily. Then I'll be able to put it in a demi john, leave it for a few months and then bottle it. :) I wonder if it will taste nice?

UPDATE: I've given the lemon wine a good stir, the yeast has started to work, and its made the whole brew smell wonderful. It smells like lemon drizzle cake. :D

Monday, 31 March 2014

I've been feeling down today so i decided to cheer myself up with a homemade curry.

It tasted utterly fantastic, and it was really simple to make.

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2619/squash-and-coconut-curry

 I know it doesn't look the same, I had to add things I had in the house instead of what the recipe asked for but that's how you make good food, I think. I had full fat coconut milk. Garam masala, carrots and mushrooms to the recipe to replace stuff I didn't have. Or just because they needed using. Truly super meal and I highly recommend it.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Well the weather has not been the best.

Its been raining on and off so I haven't done a great deal outside, but I've managed to pot on all of the basil, tomato and peppers. I also made some everything in the store cupboard flapjacks as a friend was coming to the house to help me with Mrs wiggle who was stuck in her shed.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Peas!

I built a little pea row for my heirloom variety peas that have the potential to grow up to ten feet tall. I hope my dad doesn't mind that I stole space from his bean row.  

Hopefully the two feet of chicken wire will give them a decent start and tell them which direction to grow in. 

This is the potato/brassica bed. It was meant to be exactly half tatos and half brassicas but it seems the potatoes took over a little more than half the space. (Up to where the stick is) Hopefully there will be time to put some PSB or savoy cabbages into the spaces left by the first spuds I dig up. And yes I think that ivy is helping to keep that fence upright.