If it’s not a pumpkin, what is it?

I mentioned the other day about my super-sized possible pumpkins but my lack of confidence in identifying the actual Cucurbita I had grown. Was it a pumpkin? Possibly a spaghetti squash? I had planted some poorly labelled seeds (what’s the chances of me learning my lesson 😉 ) and the fruit were huge and needing slinging up but I had no idea if they were to be picked now or left to ripen over the season. Continue reading

Sauerkraut and garden harvests

It’s a strange time of year when a very late winter crop and an ultra early summer crop overlaps in harvest but they have indeed done just that. 🙂 Continue reading

2014 – the year that was

2014 has been a strange year for us. A year of ups, a year of downs and on the whole Continue reading

Fermentation

Yes, I’ve been back into the world of sauerkraut again, despite having a fridge full of the stuff! 😀

My top shelf in the fridge is over half full of stacked up glass jars, full of fermented carrot sticks, fermented coleslaw, straight sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) and fermented ginger and carrot too. There are several other jars of ferments in there too. My fridge looks like a chemistry fridge in high school. 😉 Continue reading