Squash and blue cheese gnocchi

A simple and delicious recipe for squash and blue cheese gnocchi…

Continue Reading October 31, 2010 at 8:27 pm 7 comments

Dutch Apple Cake

A recipe for a tasty Dutch apple cake…

Continue Reading October 28, 2010 at 10:36 am 2 comments

Compost awareness week

Compost awareness week came to my attention today.  More information about it here.

It is a good way of getting rid of a large percentage of your household waste (about 30%) which would normally just go to landfill and create methane (a greenhouse gas).  The benefits are that you get some lovely organic compost to put on your garden.  Plus if you keep the mixture right between brown and green materials you can also get rid of any shredded paper, grass clippings and garden waste (dead flowers, small cuttings) as well.  More tips on getting the balance right here.

If you live in Suffolk you can get discounted compost bins for about £14 plus £5 delivery  More details here.

We’ve had a compost bin here for about 10 years and have had no problems with it.  On the contrary it seems to attract lots of interesting wildlife – worms, frogs, toads, slow worms and even the odd newt.

May 4, 2010 at 7:56 pm Leave a comment

Fresh tendrils…

The magic of seeing the first signs of life from growing seeds.

Continue Reading April 30, 2010 at 8:02 pm Leave a comment

Death by Powerpoint

This article about the prolific use of PowerPoint in the American military amused the hell out of me.  Perhaps that is why we are not “winning the war” in Afghanistan?  No one knows what the hell they are supposed to do!


Check out the insanely complex slide at the top of the page.

Perhaps they should use this beautiful zooming presentation tool instead?


I would laugh my butt off if I found out that Al Qaeda were using Open Office or Prezi.  The absurdity of it would reduce it to a conflict of technologies not ideologies.  Microsoft versus open source/freeware.  There’s only one way to solve that problem…a five minute presentation from each side with a public vote at the end.  I’ll get my coat…

April 28, 2010 at 8:53 am Leave a comment

Sizzling beef with spring onions and black bean sauce

A very tasty recipe for sizzling beef with spring onions and black bean sauce

Continue Reading April 24, 2010 at 8:40 pm Leave a comment

Landshare web site

Information about and a link to the landshare web site – a means of linking growers with land owners.

Continue Reading April 19, 2010 at 7:58 pm Leave a comment

Cedars park residents association AGM

Get the allotments for Cedars Park back on the agenda for the local governing bodies.

Continue Reading April 17, 2010 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

Mmmm…banana bread

Make yourself into a domestic goddess (or god for that matter) with some help from Nigella Lawson courtesy of this excellent recipe for moist, aromatic banana bread.

Continue Reading April 17, 2010 at 11:14 am Leave a comment

Allotment update

An update on my putative campaign to get more allotments in Stowmarket.

Continue Reading April 7, 2010 at 8:09 pm Leave a comment

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