Thursday, 27 December 2012

Yule blog


We could not find a cracker, so have sent you a grenade.



Just in case you are wanting to work off all that Christmas fare and take a little exercise, I can recommend this handy tool for splitting logs.


And if you would like to get back to plain food, this is my reminder of a simple Autumn lunch.
Report of my attempt to have ripened green tomatoes at Christmas.


When I finally cut down my tomatoes five weeks ago, the remaining green ones went into a open cardboard box in the garage. Any that were not eaten or hadn’t ‘gone off’ subsequently found themselves in a tray on our conservatory floor! You can see that they don’t look very appetising!  I tried one yesterday, it wasn’t very sweet but was pleasantly piquant. I hoped to persuade Brenda to do something with them rather than throw them out! 
And indeed she has come up trumps. They have gone in with some over-ripe peppers and turkey stock to make a delicious soup.


These did not appear on the Christmas table!

5 comments:

  1. Unfortunately we haven't been off plain food and have had plenty of exercise this Christmas.

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    1. Surely you mean fortunately, I am really pleased to be back on plain food. Unfortunately other than an energetic session in Bolton Percy cemetery garden on the one day it did not rain I have not had much exercise. Actually I might do a spot of yoga now! And no alcohol tonight! (and oh yes I really did chop some wood today!)

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    2. It was more the fact that all the plain food had to be eaten cold and the reasons behind why it was necessary that prompted the unfortunately.

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  2. Our garden has turned into a Paddy Field, advice please on growing rice !! R & H

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  3. My antenna tell me that you garden on a heavy clay soil in Preston on a low lying site! There is not really much hope for you! Seriously, there are things like choice of plants (other than rice) and creating raised beds. My next-but one 'plog' is about adding drainage materials to the soil, but It won't help you, your water has nowhere to go!

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