Lovely red apples

Lovely red apples, good enough for Red Riding Hood’s basket, good enough for the queen with the mirror on the wall. Gorgeous red apples, crisp and juicy with a delicate pinkish tinge to the flesh. Discovery they are called and…

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Making Tracks

The farmer from across the lake came to cut the silage last week. The three foot high grasses are gone. In their place sits a brownish stubble. Yet only four days after cutting green shoots are pushing through. These don’t,…

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Blackcurrants

            Harvesting The blackcurrant bush is very generous, it gives a large quantity of fruit compared to some of the other soft fruits, and the yield of jam from every pound of fruit picked is…

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Dol Gwydion Rises

In June 1996 four people, including two small children, moved into Dol Gwydion, a small house in Snowdonia. Two more people, including one child, moved into Plas Baladeulyn, the big house a few yards away. This was the beginning of…

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Gone With The Wind

Look what happened to our lovely Cornus Mas – brought down in full bloom, floored by a wind called Doris! It’s not quite March and all the fallen branches are covered with pretty little pale yellow flowers. Some mornings light…

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The Food of Love

February. The month that heralds the celebration of St Valentine*: patron saint of love. My days of waiting impatiently for the arrival of those special cards are over, but my remembrance of love continues. We know that food made with…

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The Turning of the Year

The year is always on the turn, whether we’re revelling at midnight on December 31st, celebrating a midsummer sunrise or just having a Monday morning piece of toast. The tide is always on the turn somewhere as it spirals around…

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