Coconut Sugar

I haven't made a great many cakes recently, but my youngest is vegan and wanted to make some granola bars, and the recipe called for coconut sugar. I looked up about coconut sugar, and apparently it causes less of a response in blood sugar than regular glucose, so I thought I would try it, as …

Landshare Week 2

Well the weather hasn't improved much! We got on and moved the chooks though, and created a nestbox for the young 'uns who are laying. Henry the rooster seems to be very happy with his hens so should anyone go broody in the spring, we can rely on those eggs being fertile!! Fresh eggs are …

Wayward Bee in 2023

I have been thinking a lot about the coming year, as I am feeling - as most of us are I'm sure - that the last couple have been quite tumultuous and turbulent. Having said that, matters regarding climate change and biodiversity loss have been continuing apace and since moving to a new house, I …

New Plants

I called in at Vicky's today to do the round with the chooks which was good fun as usual. We are gradually inching them over towards the veg plots so the coops and runs can go over the planting areas to clean, scarify, and fertilise the plots ready for the new season's crops. The greenhouse …

Pumpkin Gnocchi

I am loving the pumpkins this year, and have been the lucky recipient of a fair few from Vicky's abundant vegetable patch. Buckets of delicious soup - remember the celery and lentils to bring some much-needed umami to the otherwise rather cloying result - but I wanted to try something slightly different. We made pumpkin …