Tuesday 20 August 2013

Recipe for spicy lamb thingy

500g lamb mince
1 onion
350g squash, pumpkin or carrots (something sweet)
1tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp chilli powder
450ml stock
1tbsp yoghurt
2tbsp fresh coriander

If using squash cook first. Cook chopped onion and meat in 1tbsp oil. Stir in spices and stock and cook slowly for a couple of hours. Add squash half hour before end of cooking and yoghurt and fresh coriander just before you serve.

Time for harvest

Roger has just harvested all the rape crop. Not a bad yield in the end after a long, cold, wet spring.

These rather arthritic carrots are organic and taste delicious and are going into a spicy lamb dish

Yesterday I bottled Czar plums which are lovely in the winter. We serve them to our B&B guests for breakfast

Rupee just sits in the sun watching

Tuesday 6 August 2013


B&B guests staying so up early to cook breakfast
One well preserved antique looking at another
Right next to me while I am writing this in the studio a spider captures and cacoons a wasp

I thought it looked like it sort of belonged......

Unusual transport

On Saturday we walked across the fields for a BBQ with Lucy and Shaun. Had great pork meat from the pigs they have been fattening, my first experience of a hot tub in their garden and a wonderful ride home in a Model A Ford which has been made road worthy by Andrew from Kessingland. We were given a lift home in this eccentric vehicle which made me feel as though I'd morphed in to a Steinbeck novel.

Thursday 1 August 2013

August morning

walk out of the yard.........
past the beehives...........
to pick the currants........
back past Dad's garden........
say hello to flossy..........
see how the goslings are getting on........

Walk to get currants from the garden

I slept in the summer house again last night, woke at 5.30 and opened the door to see unbroken blue sky. Making summer pudding for dinner tonight with Trish and Dee, so collected red and white currants to go with strawberries, raspberries and blackcurrants.