Maker of clothes, printing fabrics. Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Maker of clothes, printing fabrics. Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

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Harvesting oca tubers

Harvesting oca tubers

It’s December which means it’s harvesting time for oca tubers. Oca tubers are also known as New Zealand yam and oca tuberosa. At the moment it is still not available to buy in supermarkets in the UK. However, the tubers are sold on ebay for […]

Wonton soup

Wonton soup

Here is a recipe of how to make wonton soup. Wonton are basically chinese style ravioli with chinese based ingredients. The pastry is thinner than ravioli so that is why it is much better to buy shop bought ones rather than making¬† at home using […]

Mulled cider

Mulled cider

With the cold winter weather I love drinking nice warm drinks. I have been making mulled wine recently Homemade mulled wine and here is a twist to that recipe Mulled cider. While researching for mulled cider recipe I found out that cider is known as […]

Tagetes minuta dyeing

Tagetes minuta dyeing

Who would have thought that this weed Tagetes minuta easily grown in the UK makes a good dye. It has grown so high and so much that I don’t know what do with it initially. It has got a strong mint smell as one walks […]

Curing Olives

Curing Olives

Recently I have harvested some olives from trees in the village at Italy. It’s not a lot of olives I manage to harvest. As there are only a handful of olive trees that I could harvest easily by hand. Olive harvest We got an olive […]

Cavalo nero stir fry

Cavalo nero stir fry

It’s now the season for kale harvest. And it’s also a harvest time for kale. For this recipe I use cavalo nero stir fry (in translation it simply means black kale). I am using it in a stir fry as it’s quick and easy to […]

Creating vertical Pinterest pins

Creating vertical Pinterest pins

For pinterest pins to work they are best to be vertical pins as they stand out. This blog is about creating vertical size Pinterest pins. 735px X 1102px says Canva. or 1000px by 1500px says Pinterest. Basically a 2:3 aspect ratio.https://business.pinterest.com/en/creative-best-practices I use Canva as […]