Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Today I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.  I still look the same. My mind is willing but my body isn’t always able. Don’t judge people by their age or how they look and presume they’re okay! And if you see me and I’m struggling don’t ignore me! I am still me! Sharon x 22…

Clandestine Cake Club

Clandestine Cake Club If you still haven’t heard about Clandestine Cake Club you really are missing out… missing out on lots of cake as well as meeting lovely people who also love cake! It doesn’t cost money to join CCC, we just ask that you buy a couple of drinks at events to say thank you…

Edward 8th Post Boxes – EVIII

Edward 8th Post Boxes *Latest update 5 October 2014 –  92 EVIII post boxes found from our list* Post boxes are all around us but how many of us notice them?  We mainly see a familiar red and black post box.  They’re actually part of our social history, and they’re not all the same.  They all bear…

Chocolate Beetroot Bundt Cake

Having an allotment makes me think about what to grow and how I can use our produce throughout the year. It isn’t all about how to store what we harvest or savoury dishes we can make, it’s also about sweet treats as cake is something I love to bake and also eat. Tonight we held…

Meet Our Rhubarb

I don’t know if it’s part of being a Yorkshire Lass but I have always loved rhubarb. Even when it was soggy and stringy in the 70’s it tasted good, especially in a crumble! Mr C didn’t like rhubarb til he met me! He had bad memories of it from the 70’s! We now have…

The Glorious 12th up at the allotment

Onions pulled today and left to dry in the sunshine for a couple of days. More blackberries picked, some peas popped and a few early few leeks pulled up too! There’s lots of beautiful flowers and tasty food up on 4B and 5B this month. 

Allotment Pizza

Great tea tonight using kale, red onion, beetroot, basil and garlic from our allotment. I cheated with bought pizza bases that I already had in that needed using. I made a pesto by blitzing kale with two pickled garlic cloves, whole almonds, parmesan cheese and some rape seed oil. I also added some chilli rape…

DeLonghi Nescafe Dolce Gusto Coffee Machine

I am loving my new kitchen gadget that I bought this week. I was sick of drinking bland coffee in my own home so meet my new Dolce Gusto coffee pod machine.  I bought mine for £39 from Tesco Direct and there was a £10 voucher code to buy direct from the Dolce Gusto website.  My…

Pasta With Courgettes 

Having an allotment I’m always looking for recipes to use with our homegrown goodies. I found this a few weeks ago and finally cooked it for lunch today using my mum as a guinea pig. Mum and I had been for a swim and were hungry… this was quick to cook and tasted blooming delicious….

Digging In The Rain

So it feels more like April up on the allotment at the moment… cooler temperatures and rain… lots of rain. We even ate a picnic on the allotment in the rain with some friends at the weekend! But I’m not complaining because it’s proving to be good growing weather.  Everything is suddenly going whoosh and…

Mid summer growing 

It’s over a month since my last allotment post. Everything sort of did a go slow, still growing but in need of sunshine and rain and then ended up with too much of both!  We’ve just enjoyed a week away in East Anglia so hoped everything had grown while we’d been away… and it had!…

Wet And Warm = Growing Weather

We’ve just been up to the allotment to water. Everything was looking good apart from a couple of pumpkin plants which looked totally dehydrated. A good watering tonight and lots of sunshine is forecast for tomorrow. Amazing how much difference you can see in a week at this time of year as everything puts a…

Taco Bell Has Arrived In Leeds!

 Last night was the VIP Opening Event for Taco Bell in Leeds so Mr C and I were excited to go along and see what Taco Bell can bring to Leeds! Situated in the St John’s Centre this new restaurant is definitely going to shake up everyone’s taste buds.  Not heard of Taco Bell? Started…

Weed Free Zone?

To say our allotment plots were very overgrown pieces of field when we took them on, they’re looking pretty good tonight! Not quite weed free but less weeds than we ever expected following a weed blitz today! Mr C has got the boundary between 5B and 4B cleared today and I’ve sown meadow flower seeds…

Forward Planning

This morning I planted the last of my seeds for this current growing season, Pumpkins, Cosmos Flowers, Peas and herbs. Before I sat in the sunshine planting my seeds I spent an hour trying to plan my crop rotation for winter 2017 and summer 2018… sounds crazy but I’m glad it’s done!This is the label…