Adventures in Food – Simple Pear and Ginger Pudding

We had a lot of pears all at once in the Meddwl Coed house, so I stewed most of them and stashed them in the freezer. This is a recipe that uses up those stewed pears - all the recipes I found seemed to be quite complicated and involved stem ginger and fresh sliced pears,... Continue Reading →

Adventures in Food – Tomato, Pumpkin and Basil Soup With Daikon

What to do with four large pumpkins after you've made pumpkin pie? One of our challenges at MeddwlCoed is to come up with new recipes for the things we grow so we don't just eat the same old meals with whatever happens to be in season. Soups are good because you can experiment, and experimenting... Continue Reading →

The End of Season Round-Up

It's been a while since I blogged here, sorry. We have now had the allotment for 11 months, and as the year has just turned to autumn, with the pears over and the apples ripening, I thought I'd let you know how it was going. There have been a few non-starters (leeks, sprouts), but there... Continue Reading →

Adventures in Food – Nasturtium Jelly

Nasturtiums are one of my favourite flowers to grow. They're easy, don't need much fussing over, they're very attractive, make good companion plants and you can eat almost every part of them - what's not to like? Nasturtium leaves can be used in salads or just eaten while mooching around the allotment - they have... Continue Reading →

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