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OUR ALLOTMENT - Life on the Weald August 2018
Our allotment - Life on the Weald August 2018  As if there
were not enough distractions to keep us from the allotment in July, this month
proved even more problematical.  Our visitors left on 1st August only to
be followed at the weekend by our nephew, Nial...
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OUR ALLOTMENT - Life on The Weald July 2018
Life on The Weald July 2018 We missed the end of June and the beginning of July on the
allotment as we had escaped to the sun in Spain – just in time to coincide with
the heat wave at home!   Thankfully, Luke
was on hand with the hosepipe and prevented tota...
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Broad Beans - Habas con jamón
Habas con  Jam ó n     (Broad beans with serrano ham) The following recipe uses Spanish serrano ham - cured, air-dried ham ( prosciutto in Italian).  The term serrano comes from the Spanish word, sierra and means " from the mountains"  Their are variations ...
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Broad Beans - Fūl midammis (ful medames)
  Fūl  midammis   -    Middle Eastern dish using dried fava beans Ful medames
(Mudammas)  is a spiced fava   bean  “stew” often eaten throughout the Middle East and North Africa. There is evidence of ful in Egypt dating back
to the 4 th century and I have
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Broad Beans
Broad beans - they're my faves! (Thanks to Caroline Bull for the headline pun) Broad beans did not feature in my childhood diet and yet they have come to be one of my favourite vegetables.  My wife, Sylvi, had also not experienced broad beans in her childho...
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OUR ALLOTMENT - Life on The Weald June 2018
Life on the Weald, June 2018  June is very much a month for harvesting with an opportunity to make some late sowings. We have had several pickings of raspberries - the taste was excellent but because we have had one of the driest couple of months on record ...
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OUR ALLOTMENT - Life on The Weald May 2018
Life on the Weald, May 2018   One of the  consequences  of living by the sea is that children, grandchildren and the wider family and friends visit quite often.  This was an intended consequence and we love having visitors but we do tend to lose weekends on...
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SEAFOOD PASTA
Seafood Pasta - with clams, squid and prawns   Recently, I was watching Saturday Kitchen on TV and saw Jamie Oliver's Five Ingredients Recipe for a spicy pasta dish with 'nduja and clams .  Later that week our local fishmonger had a supply of fresh palourde...
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SEAFOOD PASTA
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STONE BASS - What is it?
Stone Bass - what is it? On our first visit to Fishmekan in Hove earlier this year they had "Stone Bass" on the menu and Sylvi asked me if I knew what it was.  I couldn't recall exactly but thought it was a fish similar to the Grouper . Regrettably we didn'...
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OUR ALLOTMENT - Life on the Weald, April 2018
Life on the Weald - April 2018 The
Easter weekend and bank holiday Monday are usually a time for gardening
activity, but this year we went away for a family celebration to
Sheffield.  Having lost valuable days, it was my intention to spend some
days on the ...
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