Nan's Courgette Loaf

More of a cake than a loaf this courgette bread is a regular autumnal feature in our family. There is always a glut of courgettes and these loaves are a great way to store them for later in the year. It's one of those wonderful recipes that improves when it's been in the freezer. The flavours intensify.
You can serve it spread with a little butter but it's so wonderfully moist I really don't think it needs it.

Best Food Documentaries On Netflix

With the recent release of Forks Over Knives on Netflix I thought I'd share my list of the best food shows and documentaries currently available on Netflix

Forks Over Knives (on food instead of medicine)
Looks at prescribing a whole food plant based diet instead of medication to improve or even reverse health issues like diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

How To Shuck & Freeze Sweetcorn

I've had a great harvest of sweetcorn from the allotment this year and I was eager to get it stored away, last year I left it on the plants for a little too long and the squirrels had a feast.

How To Save and Store Tomato Seeds

This year I bought heritage currant tomato plugs from Dobies. They've been amazing, they taste great, store well if dried and the yield from them has been phenomenal.

I definitely want to grow them again next year. I'm saving the seed from a few of the tomatoes and this is how I'm doing it.

Reading Challenge 100 Books in One Year

In January I set myself a challenge to read 100 books this year. It's a challenge that Good Reads suggested and this is where I track which books I've read. I'm not sure now why I picked 100 books.
I read a lot and I often glibly say that I read hundreds of books a year. It turns out that I don't. I'm just over half way through the challenge and quite a way behind.