Our first produce since returning from holiday

Radishes were one of the first things we planted when we returned from our holiday.  They are fast growing and ideal in salads.  We have enjoyed our first produce. We still have citrus on our trees so are able to enjoy oranges, lemons, tangellos and limes. I love salads and so now is the time…

Orchard renovations, long overdue

On our fridge we have a list of jobs to do in and around the house and removing the netting on the orchard is one of those jobs. Our orchard right at the very back of our garden has been in need of attention for quite some time.  I finally got around to doing something…

Smoothies or juice? Cold press, slow or traditional?

I have recently purchased a slow or cold press juicer.  You might be wondering what a slow juicer is. It differs from the traditional juicer in that it produces more juice for the same amount of ingredients, it has higher nutrient extraction and has the ability to juice a wider variety of fruit and vegetables, including…

The last of the pink grapefruit

My husband was out in the garden last week doing some work in the citrus orchard when he spied a lonely grapefruit on the grapefruit tree. Quite some time ago we harvested our grapefruit but must have missed this one. You can see that it is still in excellent condition. We now have next season’s…

Brambles or blackberries is there any difference?

I think the Scots call them brambles and everyone else calls them blackberries. 🙂 While our elder daughter was staying with us last weekend we went  blackberrying. This doesn’t look like a very good spot for blackberries but we were able to find enough for our needs. I had seen blackberries on my morning walks…