Yesterday we went to the Aboyne Highland Games and Elizabeth competed in the highland dance. It's the first time we've been to the Aboyne games and the first time it has run since before the pandemic. Elizabeth came last or second last in her dances. The other girls were quite a lot better and I'm… Continue reading The Aboyne Games and foraging for dinner
Chocolate bean balls
My mother-in-law shared this delicious recipe with me and I've modified it slightly and am sharing it now with you. These balls are a hit with the kids so it's a good way to get fussy eaters to eat beans. They can be modified for adults with the addition of whisky but I think they're… Continue reading Chocolate bean balls
Beetroots, beans and bikes
We went to the allotment today and the kids harvested a couple of beetroots. The allotment is giving us beetroots, tomatoes, broccoli, kale, and herbs right now. The other crops have either died away with the cooler weather or have been harvested already. We have an abundance of kale which should see us right through… Continue reading Beetroots, beans and bikes
What’s growing in my garden?
A couple of months ago I posted a photo of my newly planted tomato seedlings: https://rachelsquirrel.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/img_51921.jpg Here they are today: One is a cherry tomato plant, hence the smaller size. I actually thought they were both cherry tomatoes but now I'm not so sure. There's a bean shoot growing in there too. I've probably got too… Continue reading What’s growing in my garden?