Monthly Archives: July 2013

A moment in the garden

My favourite time of day right now is the early evening. After tucking the kids into bed I usually have some time before my husband arrives home, so I wander down to the vegetable garden to enjoy it by the fading … Continue reading

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Is it a bird?

…is it a hat? No, it’s a leek flower! We didn’t get around to eating these leeks that were planted last year so they’ve sat in their raised bed growing away merrily. Once I saw the minaret-like buds forming, I … Continue reading

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The Study: Sourcebook

Following on from my last post about the recent makeover of our study, I thought I’d share with you my sourcebook for some of the things used in the room. Happy browsing!     Rustic lantern – Alison at Home Striped … Continue reading

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Before & After: Study

When we viewed this house before buying it, what we now call the study was used as a family/TV room by the then owners, and before that it had been their children’s playroom. As I’ve mentioned before, the room is … Continue reading

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Pistachio & Rosewater Meringues

We’re going to a dinner party tomorrow night and, having offered to bring pudding, I’ve been scouring my cookbooks for something suitably summery. I have long salivated over the amazing meringues in Yotam Ottolenghi’s eponymous recipe book so decided to … Continue reading

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Broad Beans

I’m growing two varieties of broad beans this year; ‘Aquadulce Claudia’, which I sowed under cover in the early spring and are now ready to pick, and the smaller, sweeter ‘Stereo’ which were planted direct and can be eaten whole like mange tout. … Continue reading

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