Growing Vegetables in Orkney (July)

Growing Vegetables in Orkney (July)

We started our vegetable growing adventure in Orkney back in March, at the beginning of the covid-19 lockdown. At the time I didn’t really expect to have much success. Having only moved to the island in November 2019, we hadn’t yet had a chance to get a...
Super Easy Basic Biscuit Recipe

Super Easy Basic Biscuit Recipe

I spent years looking for a simple basic biscuit recipe that would fill hungry tummies when there wasn’t much left in the cupboard. This year, through looking at lots of recipes and a bit of trial and error, I have finally got it mastered. So I am going to share...
Snow in May – The Orkney Cold Snap

Snow in May – The Orkney Cold Snap

Although we have heard about the lambing snow in Orkney, it still came as a bit of a shock – mostly because we were expecting it in April, not in the middle of May when we had all been out in t-shirts the week before! It snowed three days out of seven, but...
Dandelion Jelly

Dandelion Jelly

We love foraging and back in Cornwall we knew all of the best places to go for blackberries, hawthorn, sloes, wild apples, pears and wild garlic. Now that we’re living in Orkney, we’re having to start over, because we don’t really know what is...
Growing Our Own Food – Making a Start

Growing Our Own Food – Making a Start

Part of our plan for our new life in Orkney, is to gradually become as self-sufficient as we can. This year we were supposed to be building our own polytunnel, so that we could could begin to grow our own fruits and vegetables. It would have to be strong enough to...