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Blackberry wine

Blackberry wine

Look! Look!!! We made blackberry wine!!!

Well, we made it last autumn, but finally got around to bottling it last weekend. My resident homebrew expert was concerned that something had gone wrong with it (hence general apathy regarding bottling), but there was a bit left over that wouldn’t fit into the bottles and we thought it would only be scientific to sample it – it was fine. Very tasty. Now we just have to leave the other five bottles in a cupboard for a year or two. Hmph.

These are some particularly attractive chillis. I didn’t grow them or anything, but I have been photographing vegetables recently. For no real reason other than they’re pretty.

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Chilis

And lastly, some flowers, from my dad. I love irises so much I’m thinking of having them as my bouquet when we get married.

Irises

Irises

Today I have planted some cornflowers and some mixed flowers and herbs that are meant to attract bees. I also finished that cardigan I’ve been making for yonks. Hurrah! Now I just need to learn what blocking is and how to do it. It looks complicated, from what I’ve read. And I made yoghurt. What a productive day!

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March 27, 2009 at 2:13 pm 1 comment


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Rob Hopkins, Transition Handbook

“Environmentalists have often been guilty of presenting people with a mental image of the world’s least desirable holiday destination – some seedy bed and breakfast near Torquay, with nylon sheets, cold tea and soggy toast – and expecting them to get excited about the prospect of NOT going there. The logic and the psychology are all wrong.”

Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

"Food is that rare moral arena in which the ethical choice is generally the one more likely to make you groan with pleasure."

Carlo Petrini

"A gastronome who is not also an environmentalist is an idiot. An environmentalist who is not also a gastronome is, well, sad."

Sharon Astyk

"I am, of course, firmly opposed to consumerism and corporatism in all its forms, and I believe that we are deeply confused about material needs and wants. Now let me explain how books and yarn are totally different than the material things that other people want ;-)…."

Raj Patel, at Slow Food Nation

"Biofuels, which is the preposterous policy that we should grow food not to eat it but to set it on fire."