623 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - Radishes for Christmas

I think that I have one last crop of radishes to harvest in a few weeks but the penultimate crop of the year was a big one.


955 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - preserving the last of the radishes, South East Asian style

It has been a bumper year for radishes here at the hovel but all good things must come to an end so I picked the last of them at the weekend, freeing up space to complete a new herb bed. The radishes were cleaned, sliced then put into a hot pickle of cider vinegar, sugar, water, mustard seeds, a couple of ground chillies, ground black pepper and some salt. What you see should last up to three months in the fridge and the pickle does taste awesome, if I say so myself.


984 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - the apple juice flows

I flagged up the other day that the apple harvest from the old orchard by the River Dee had been piss poor. But still what juice might it produce. As you can see below the press I bought last year was wheeled into action.


1096 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - our first 100% home grown dish

Okay it is not anything too extravagant but some jolly decent radishes from Joshua’s part of the garden and some lettuce from my part produce our first 100% homegrown dish. The oil came from the Greek Hovel so the only cheat is a touch of bought vinegar but this is almost self-sufficiency.


1100 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - from Joshua's garden

Okay you may say this is just one small radish. Maybe. Actually it is of a decent size, close to an inch, but it is the first fruit from the new large vegetable garden here at the hovel. This is from one of the two Joshua gardens which my son and I water together, along with the rest of the vegetables, the lavender, the new orchard, herbs, strawberries etc, at the end of each day. And the radish tastes great. This weekend we will enjoy the first radish/lettuce salad from the garden.