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Going for Gold in Horsforth, Leeds

If you read my Royally Fed Up post, you may have got the impression that the Olympics were not exactly going to be my cup of tea… and you would be right. HOWEVER. I have been somewhat swayed. It’s great that everyone is behind the Olympics. People are (perhaps temporarily) proud of their country. There […]

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Royally Fed Up

I am not one to put my nose up to an extra Bank Holiday BUT I also do not feel the need to have to pay for it with weeks and months of British flags flying in my face. Marketing departments have gone into overdrive with more and more tenuous links to the grand occasion […]

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Asparagus Season is Back

One of my very first blog posts was about the local asparagus farm I found in Horsforth, Leeds, last year. Well, it’s back and is proving to be incredibly popular too. When we arrived on Saturday eager to make our purchase we had to wait ten minutes as they were out in the fields speedily […]

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It may be raining, but…

It is still spring! And the time to be planting seedlings. I am going a bit overboard this year and planning to fill our new raised beds with as much produce as they can take. My window sills have been crammed with little sprouts of plants and plants of sprouts, and I have been rapidly […]

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Is Duck Pizza a Quackers Idea?

Box Pizza in Leeds has recently had a special of roast duck, sautĂ©ed leeks, roasted peppers and sweet chilli sauce. I wouldn’t have necessarily ordered this from anyone else – roast duck isn’t exactly the most obvious of pizza toppings. However, having tried it, i would certainly order it again – it was a big […]

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Lamb Bacon and Pumpkin Oil at Cornucopia

Last year I went along to the first Cornucopia event at Leeds’ Corn Exchange (post found here), and last weekend I made a return for it’s third event. Whilst there were returning producers, there were also some new and exciting ones too, and overall there is a varied selection of food to give you a […]

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PREVIEW: Foxes and Convicts Christmas Special

To celebrate some amazing music sessions that took place throughout the year, Sean Murricane recorded a Foxes and Convicts Christmas Special for Leeds Indie Radio. It will air this Thursday, and here’s the trailer to give you a tingly taste of what’s to come: (Marvellous camera work don’t you think?!) Emilia and I went down […]

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Chicken Chasing

Every time we have to round up the new chooks, I am highly amused. I thought I’d share the wealth 🙂

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The Good Life – Garlic – No Vampires On Me

I absolutely LOVE garlic. I attempted to make garlic bread the other night but it went terribly wrong, and the result is that Mr M now has a veritable fear of garlic, which is worrying and I must fix it, quick! Last autumn, I bought some garlic for planting. I got a bit enthusiastic and […]