Pizza Oven Build Part 4 – Be Prepared

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After building the base and laying the firebricks it’s time to start building the dome! Exciting eh?!…but don’t get too carried away as there was still some prep to do before that. It would be easy to go gung-ho and just go for it but if you want an oven that actually works then you’ll … Read more

Spring Lambs at Chartham

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Around this time of year you can’t avoid seeing all the newborn lambs in the fields around Kent and I love them! We have lots of fields in my village and whilst most are for crops there is one at the bottom which has sheep in! I took a walk down there this morning with … Read more

Pizza Oven Build – Part 1

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I’ve spent hours upon hours researching wood burning pizza ovens, how they work, and how to build them… and now it’s finally my turn to make my own! I actually wrote a blog about this in June last year so that shows how much thought has gone into this, so have a read! Follow Garden … Read more

Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond

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If you’re not sure what to get me as a gift then let me tell you I’m a sucker for cookbooks, especially ones with amazing photography, as well as awesome recipes, so I was delighted to get Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond by  Sabrina Ghayour for my birthday. I cook a lot of … Read more

Pork, Apple, and Cranberry Scotch Eggs

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I’ve made Scotch Eggs (a whole egg covered in pork and breadcrumbs… if you really have to ask) several times in the past in my quest to try and use my chicken’s eggs, but whilst I generally use sausage meat I thought I’d try something different. Christmas Scotch Eggs!!! These scotch eggs sound quite fancy … Read more

Preparing Your Garden For Winter

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With summer gone and winter not far away there are certain jobs that need to be done and a few hours work will help you and you garden over winter. You’ve also no doubt bought plants and spent money in the garden so it would be a shame to see those plants die and you have … Read more

Homemade Wooden Serving Board

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Continuing on from my previous woodworking escapades I thought I’d try my hand at making a serving board and started with some scrap wood which I had in my loft. It had obviously been used as a shelf as it had brackets on it, but had been chucked up there by the previous owners and … Read more

How To Make A Rustic Wooden Tray

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I really want to get into woodwork and whilst I’ve built lots of big things like chicken runs and wheelie bin shelters I’ve never really made anything that involves any finesse so this weekend I decided to make a tray. I’d seen quite a few designs on Pinterest and decided to make the tray from … Read more