Monday, 11 May 2015

Gousto Box Review

Last week Gousto sent me on of their meal boxes to try. It contains three meals for you to cook and all of the ingredients that you need to make them. I kept a video dairy each night that I cooked a meal from the box.

I really liked all of the meals, which one would you most like to try?

Family Fever

Friday, 8 May 2015

Malvern Spring Festival Vlog 2015

Yesterday we went to the Malvern Spring Show, despite the weather it was a fun day out. My vlog from the day focuses mostly on the food but there were lots of beautiful flowers there too

What did you think of the chuckleberry ice cream?

Thursday, 30 April 2015

May Meal Plan

There are signs of shoots in the greenhouse so I'm looking forward to plenty of home grown dishes in the next few months but for this month it's mostly old favourites returning.

This is the video of everything I bought for the month from Ocado.

 What would you make with these ingredients?

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Allotment In April

It's starting to warm up although it might not quite be BBQ weather just yet, not that that stopped us. We've also started planting. I've discovered I'm very impatient and this has resulted in daily trips to the plot to stare intently at the egg cartons that I planted the seeds into.

In the final week of April the seeds stared to sprout. It's such an exciting time I never thought I'd get quite this excited about the first sprouts showing though.

Which part of the growing season do you most look forward to?

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Wild Garlic Recipes

Regular readers may find some of these wild garlic recipes familiar. I've been filming some past blog post recipes recently and turning them into videos.

Which recipe from the blog would you most like to see in video format?

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

April Meal Plan

We have a lovely holiday booked this week so it's not quite a full month of meals. We are going to Rome, do you know of any great places to eat that we should try? I like to find the places that aren't mentioned in the guide books.

In the grocery haul video is all the food we bought to start off the month and then there will be weekly top up shops of fresh vegetables and milk in between to keep us going. The freezer also still well stocked with some Hambassador pork.

What are you cooking this month?

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Allotment in March 2015

This month has been quite a long one with SIX gardening videos. My food based Youtube channel is starting to look like a gardening channel. I really don't mind at all, at this time of year when the harvest from the previous year is running low, it's going to be all about the allotment because that's where all the food for this year is starting out.

The month started with the frustrations from last month spilling over into video. Then the temperature warmed up a bit and I made a big effort not to compare myself to others. I'm usually not one to do this but I think because I lack confidence on the plot and had spent a lot of time looking for outside help, I was very aware of what other gardeners were doing which had inevitably led to a nasty case of comparing.

Once I got into the head space of appreciating where we are, I found I was much happier on the plot. This is our first year, we have no clue what we are doing and nearly everything has to be researched and we also happen to have interests outside the allotment, jobs and a social life. In short comparing ourselves to a neighbouring retiree with decades of experience who puts in 40 hours a week on their plot is going to make anyone doubt themselves.

 Motivation has continued to run high since we attended the Edible Garden show and met lots of bubbly YouTubers gardeners earlier in the month.

Plus, we finally got the greenhouse up, this was a job I had really hoped to finish by the end of January. Finally getting it done was a big milestone and at the very end of the month we were able to sow our first seeds in it.

What's been your biggest achievement on the plot this month?