Tag: Fruit

  • Berries

        Reasons to be cheerful – summer berries like jewels.  

  • Preserving an Abundant Harvest

    As summer draws to a close we’ve a huge abundance of foods coming out of the garden.  Nothing will be allowed to go to waste. As I look around me, these are just a handful of examples happening right now.  Whilst we use a wide range of techniques to preserve our bounty, we’re making the more »

  • Our Week in Pictures: 10th November 2014

    Our weekly round up of what volunteers have been working on at Casalinho, our developing permaculture project in central Portugal. Well autumn has certainly arrived! Cooler temperatures and the threat of rain have reminded of how much winter preparation still remains undone.   Left to right, top to bottom: 1) Beyonce enjoying an autumnal morning walk more »

  • Our Week in Pictures: 22nd September 2014

    We’ve had our first taste of autumn weather this week, somewhat early, with lots of rain and tremendous thunderstorms.  We can’t really complain though, look at these photos of Lisbon today. Wet soil easily compacts so we’ve not been doing a great deal in the veg garden as a result. A seemingly simple task of knocking more »

  • In the Kitchen: Elderberry & Pear Chutney

      With a proliferation of elderberries and plenty of windfall pears at the moment, this elderberry and pear chutney recipe has been a tasty way to ensure that none go to waste. As with most of my recipes, my quantities are vague and my ingredients interchangeable. Taste it when it’s boiled down and tweak the more »

  • Our Week in Pictures: 18th August 2014

    It’s been another very sociable week and my feet don’t feel like they’ve touched the ground. We’ve got lots done though, as some of these picture testify.  

  • In the Kitchen: Fruit Scrap Vinegar

    Here at Casalinho nothing is wasted, and I really mean nothing. But if I can squeeze in an extra step between kitchen, animal shed and compost, you can bet I will! Fruit scrap vinegar is a fabulous way of doing exactly that. Make a secondary, tasty product from something which many households would simply throw away. more »

  • Plum Crazy

    What could be better than a crate full of delicious, fresh fruit? I think the crates of organic fruit currently sat in our training room would be worth a small fortune if you tried to buy them back ‘home’ in a UK Tescos! This particular batch have been processed into plum, strawberry and blackberry jam, more »