In the kitchen

Simple Autumn Fruit and Berry Cake

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Autumn is a season of plenty. We are always exploring new ways to utilize and preserve the gardens treasures. One quick and rewarding way is to make a cake with blackberries, elderberries, raspberries, apples and even rhubarb (a special variety that can be harvested any time of the year – Glaskin perpetual). Crumble or custard […]

Mini Projects

Hardy Kiwi and Grape Vines Trellis

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Yet another quick afternoon project sorted. We repotted some hardy kiwis (Issai) and grape vines last year. Lots of compost and woodchip mulch should get the vines off to a fertile start and keep them nearly weed free. These kiwis should grow and ripen successfully in our climate here in Ireland. Did any of you […]