Pizza Oven Build – Part 1

Pizza Oven Build - Part 1 1

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

Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond 2

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

Pork, Apple, and Cranberry Scotch Eggs 3

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

Preparing Your Garden For Winter 4

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

Homemade Wooden Serving Board 5

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

How To Make A Rustic Wooden Tray 6

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

Growing Grape Vines in Southern England

Growing Grape Vines in Southern England 7

Half my family live in Northern Cyprus, and when I was a child I used to go and visit for the school holidays, six weeks, every summer. I used to stay in the town of Güzelyurt which is famous for its citrus farming and if you go there you will see huge groves of oranges and lemons, … Read more

Garden Shed Storage Solutions

Garden Shed Storage Solutions 8

There’s no point in having a large shed/workshop if it’s stuffed full of junk and you can’t even get in there and that’s where I’ve found myself after getting my new shed last winter and not having the time or the weather conditions to do any more, but summer is here (and almost gone) so … Read more

Keeping Chickens Safe: Predators

Fox

When you tell someone you’ve got chickens or even that you’re thinking of getting some then I can guarantee that one of the first questions they ask will be “what about foxes?”. Yes it’s a valid point as one of your main priorities of owning chickens is to give them a safe environment to live … Read more

Let’s bring back the mighty boiled egg!

Let's bring back the mighty boiled egg! 9

One of the simplest things you can cook is a boiled egg. It really does sound pretty boring but imagine the perfectly cooked boiled egg, a yolk perfect for dipping your bread soldiers in, in fact I’m getting hungry just thinking of it. Forget fry-ups or continental breakfasts, I’m making it my challenge to bring … Read more