Category Archives: Food and Cooking

More Empty Bowls

The results of a firing which was mostly filled with soup bowls in preparation for Empty Bowls Tonbridge at Tonbridge Old Fire Station on May 11th and 12th.  This will be a community supper – arrive 7pm for 7:30.  Potters … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Bread

In 2014 I grew some lovely Turk’s Turban squash.  They lasted very well through the winter in our store cupboard.  In fact so well that there was still a large one left when it was about time to start harvesting … Continue reading

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Making Soup Bowls

This week I’ve been making soup bowls.  Some weeks ago Hildegard Pax, who is area coordinator for South East Open Studios (SEOS), suggested we might organise some sort of event at Tonbridge Old Fire Station, combining art and food.  I … Continue reading

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Pure Kent Wholemeal Flour

I recently bought some locally grown and milled flour.  The Eckleys at their farm in Staplehurst grow organic wheat and Claire has her own stone mill and mills the grain herself.  It’s available at local markets under the name Pure … Continue reading

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Seed Order Day

January seems mostly to have been a month for doing unexciting, mundane things that I really didn’t want to be doing but had to be done all the same.  Filing my tax return for example, changing gas and electricity supplier, … Continue reading

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Not Impressed Cadbury’s

We spent a lovely few days with my mum over Christmas.  As ever, she had over-estimated how much we would eat and packed us off home with some extra goodies in case we didn’t have any food in the house … Continue reading

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Prosciutto Bread

Since I started working the allotment I’ve become a lot more tolerant of garden centres and now sometimes even go to one voluntarily.  However about ten years ago, whilst I was no-doubt impatiently waiting for D to look at every … Continue reading

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Food and Health Experts

Advance warning: this is a bit of a rant. The internet is such a wonderful source of information.  It’s possible to learn so much these days.  A question pops into one’s head and within seconds it can be answered.  I … Continue reading

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Sourdough Baguettes

A quick update on last week’s post: no running improvement to report because I have a cold so I’m taking it easy and trying not to push myself and make it worse.  So far not a bad one, so hopefully … Continue reading

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Simple Food

The poor allotment has not been getting the attention it deserves.  The weather has been so changeable.  The latter part of August was unseasonably wet and so instead of hard-baked clay which can take a quick scrape of the hoe … Continue reading

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