Brighton has at least one restaurant serving kombucha, and one cafe. We have it at home. But what is it, and is it good for you? I am reading Sandor Ellis Katz’s groundbreaking book about fermentation, what it’s all about and even how to do it. I’ve already read the first couple of chapters, after which… Read More Hate your guts? Brighton’s fermentation restaurants
Found these on the Brighton Skies Facebook page …
It’s a 19th century windmill now finding itself on a small traffic island on a residential Hove street. Behind is St Peter’s Church, complete with tea room, although I left my wallet behind so I’ll have to give the tea a miss. Actually it’s not quite true I forgot my wallet, but after leaving the… Read More Travels in Sussex – the windmill at West Blatchington
Do “the Small Footprint Family” actually have small feet? Is a “lasagne bed” something kinky Italians sleep in? Can you get rid of monster weeds without using nasty chemicals? You’ll find all the answers below. In my eagerness to atone for the sin of spraying just a tiny bit of Roundup on my beloved plants (see… Read More How to get rid of monster weeds – and love Planet Earth
Lanhydrock, National Trust, Cornwall, England We’re in Cornwall. Today we started off at St. Michael’s Mount and ended up in this non-conversational, companionable evening in front of our laptops. In between we visited Lanhydrock, erstwhile home of the 17th century Earl of Radnor, nicked from an Augustinian priority and owned by various family branches since… Read More A moody castle, a stolen priory and a silent cheese and wine party
These are the last days of summer – warm, peaceful, precious. There’s a storm predicted this afternoon but so far you wouldn’t guess it. I’ve discovered a bit more of the Downs. Black Down, the highest point in the National Park, acquired by the National Trust for all of us.
What was I thinking? When Steve from the allotments next door came by he caught me red-handed spraying Roundup on some weeds I’d been unable to pull up. Living next to allotments I should have known better than to try it on. Even though I only used it for the really hard-to-get-rid-of diehard weeds, and… Read More My Monsanto shame, but what’s the alternative?
What to do with our apples? I have become a cookery writer, a role not totally suited to me as I know next to nothing about cooking. Still … Last week I mentioned the bucket of apples from our garden Sue had picked and I had sorted. OK, I was going to write about it… Read More Suddenly I’m a cookery writer
Plastic-free organic lemon squash – the secret My issue today is what to do about the plastic bottle our squash comes in. When the kids were young we used to make our own lemon squash from our lemon tree. Sadly we no longer live in NZ and we don’t have a lemon tree. Sue says I… Read More Zero-Wasting my life #4 – I make my own lemon drink
While in the ancient Roman port of Caesaria we came across Artnova. Artnova make green art, soft paintings from recycled plastics. I was amazed at how soft the fabric was – and of course how beautiful the artworks.