These beautiful Antigua (oh to be there…) aubergines were in our weekly veg delivery this week. I love them, but unfortunately I can’t seem to get these past the children (yet) in their natural form…the only way is if I cook them and put them in a ‘hide the veg’ pasta sauce all razzed up. I decided I wouldn’t waste these beauties and thought the husband and I would have…May 19, 2020
I imagine by now you are tempted to start planting things out into your cut flower bed but I would recommend giving it another week or maybe even two. As we’ve seen, the weather is still changeable and you don’t want all of your hard work to go to waste. In the meantime here are some other jobs you can be getting on with. Feeding I feed my seedlings every two to three weeks in between regular watering, using liquid seaweed. I also continue to do…May 14, 2020
Hurrah! I shrieked from the rooftops on Friday when I saw that the glorious weather we had been sooo incredibly lucky to be having was potentially going to break on Sunday. And what better day to do it I ask you? Off I went to shop in the chest freezer to dig out a chicken I had stashed in there for this very moment. Not that I haven’t been thoroughly…May 13, 2020
Weather plays an important role in the success of growing cut flowers and since ours can be changeable, it is important to keep an eye on the forecast and be ready to adapt your plans. At the moment I’m on the cusp of starting to plant up my cut flower bed and very tempted to just get on and do it but be aware, evenings can still be on the chilly side and with our recent…May 7, 2020
This is one of those one-pot wonders that is bursting with smokey, spicy flavours that leaves you always wanting more. Not wanting as in lacking you understand, but just wanting more…like Oliver. It really can be done in one pot, I promise. So for those of you who sometimes struggle with many pots on the go at once, or need a quick post work nourishing supper, this is a keeper…even…May 6, 2020
Hi, welcome to My English Country Cottage, a blog inspired by my successful Instagram page.
I have been writing about our family life in our 400 year old thatched cottage in the middle of nowhere (delivery drivers words) for just over a year and am now braving the world of 'blog'.
I have spent the past seven years making our house a home and have put my experiences into writing about cosy country interiors filled with florals, old books, roaring fires, oak beams and squashy sofas.
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