The latest Peachick Approved Review…. Scott Appliances Simplissimo Chef Soup – a great little multi-function gadget for even the smallest of kitchens.
No Allotment is complete without somewhere to cook & with the help of UncommonGoods.com we have found some great gadgets for The Perfect Shed Kitchen!
I am notoriously hopeless at remembering both Daddy Peacock’s Birthday and our Wedding Anniversary. In fact the only thing I am worse at, is actually buying him a decent present. Partly because he is so hard to buy for and partly because if he wants something he usually buys it for himself. So when UncommonGoods asked me if I would like to give their fab range of Men’s gift guides a go, I jumped at the chance! (how many wifey brownie points does this get me?!)
This weekend is THE event of any FreeFromers Calendar – its the The Allergy & FreeFrom Show in Olympia! As always it is co-locating with both the Just V show (veggie, vegan) AND Love You Love Natural (home, beauty & more) so it is absolutely HUGE! Billed as ‘the world’s largest celebration of ‘free from’ food, drink and lifestyle products’ there really is something for everyone – hardest part is working out how to carry it all home! Our tip don’t leave home without a trolley suitcase and a cool bag!
Lettuce. When I was a kid it came in 2 kinds – the crunchy one (iceberg) or that weird papery one! Today you don’t have to go to any special shops to find all sorts of different varieties at lots of different prices! There is absolutely no need to pay these hefty prices, lettuce is ridiculously easy to grow. All it needs is a bit of soil, some water and protection from slugs. It will even grow in the shade and underneath or in between other crops! We have absolutely loads of it at No17, our little allotment so here are our Top Tips for Growing & Eating Lettuce!
If your visiting Cornwall and looking for an exciting day out with your little explorers that is full of magical adventure then look no further than Trebah Gardens, near Falmouth. These gardens have it all. Breathtaking views, water gardens, Bamboozle maze, Ampitheatre, beach (yes really!) AND if they still need to lose some energy after all that there is even hidden adventure play parks! So until you get a chance to visit for yourself, here is The Peachicks’ Must-See Guide to Trebah Garden:
Asparagus. An odd looking vegetable but oh my goodness the flavour is just amazing and fresh off the allotment its even better! If you read the first in the Peachicks @No17 posts (find them all here) you will know that one of the deciding factors […]
The Peachicks have been hard at work at No17 transforming it from a patch of weeds to a productive plot. In this post, Allotment Diaries #2 – You Chose a Plot… Now What? I’ll take you through our first couple of visits to our very own allotment and all the work we had to do before we could even consider what veggies to plant!
You may have noticed a fair few Instagram posts lately of us transforming a barren patch of land into our very own allotment. This first in a new series of posts, The Peachicks @No17 Allotment Diaries, is my way of recording this slice of Peachick history! Allotment Diaries #1 – Picking the Perfect Plot is our thoughts on choosing an allotment plot.