The potager shed

The potager shed

Hi.

Welcome to my blog. This is just my personal garden and food diary. I’m a flexitarian, vegetarian at home, but more flexible when with friends. I’m trying to grow our own food so we leave a lighter footprint on this precious planet.

Over the past six years I have been transforming a one acre former vineyard on a steep hill into a garden. There are distinct areas; an 80m2 vegetable garden, a small orchard, a pond and a sunken path flanked by two long mixed borders.

We are in a small hamlet near Faugères in the Occitanie (formerly Languedoc) region of France. Our soil is rocky schist. Summer temperatures can reach 40℃ and in winter sink as low as -10℃. Water comes rarely but is diluvial when it does.

Lizzie

Beetroot, peanut & avocado wrap

Beetroot, peanut & avocado wrap

This is the quickest and easiest most delicious lunch. Organic, palm oil free peanut butter spread onto a wrap, then sliced avocado, followed by sliced beetroot then big basil leaves and a drizzle of pomegranate molasses and a sprinkle of pine nuts. It’s not on the photo but a final couple of blobs of sweet chilli sauce completes the dish. Make two. Indulge yourself.

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Aaargh, late frost

Aaargh, late frost

Hexagonal planting

Hexagonal planting