Monthly Archives: January 2011

Tastebud Tingling Sunshine Bruschetta

Quite unexpectedly, my husband rustled up the most delicious bruschetta yesterday for lunch.  It was served with the most amazing topping bursting with incredible flavour and crammed full of goodness!  I loved it so much, I’ve made it again today, this time with … Continue reading

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Bullying In The Hen House

A few days ago, my hens were out in the garden enjoying the January sunshine, when I noticed that Bluebell had lost a shocking amount of vent feathers. Bluebell has always been one of the more feisty members of the coup, so … Continue reading

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Grow Your Own Delicious Winter Salad On The Windowsill

One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year, is to grow more of my own food, and I’ve kick started the year off by sowing some mixed winter  salad leaves . I bought my seeds and Jiffy Windowsill Propagator from … Continue reading

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Valentine Heart-Shaped Wreath

To make a Valentine’s Day heart-shaped wreath you will need:- 1 heart-shaped oasis 50 dried or fresh rose heads in a colour of your choice ribbon to suspend the heart from Method Tie a ribbon around the centre of the wreath and … Continue reading

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It’s January and My Hen’s Moulting!

A few days ago I noticed quite a lot of feathers in the chicken coup, and this has continued to increase every day. I have 4 different varieties of hens, so once the tail feathers began to appear I knew immediately that, Rosemary, my light … Continue reading

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Homemade Spinach, Asparagus and Nutmeg Soup

On a cold, grey January day, nothing makes my heart soar more than a bowl of hot, nourishing, home-made soup.  Here’s one of my favourites, bursting with flavour, high in anti-oxidants and low in calories! Ingredients – Serves 4 Good knob of … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Disappearing Eggs

I don’t think there’s anything  quite so delicious as freshly laid free-range eggs.  We’ve had our 4 hens for 14 months and life with the girls has been blissfully uncomplicated, until very recently when I noticed a sharp drop in egg production.   A few … Continue reading

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