Morning all, bright and sunny start here in lovely Somerset.
I just want to mention two sites, a blog and a forum, that I follow. The blog is Going Green in France, you can find it here , it's my friend Aly's blog. She recently got a new ipad, which somehow managed to lose her old blog so she had to start it up again, and her old readers seem to be having trouble finding her.
The forum is The Cottage Smallholder, link here , both of us are members. It's a wonderful forum that's been going several years, full of good tips and advice about cooking, baking and preserving, growing fruit & veg, keeping chickens, crafts, home brewing. It's very friendly indeed, several of us on there have met up in real life and become good friends. The 2 owners of the forum very sadly split up a couple of years ago, although they still keep the forum going, but it's lost it's way a bit since then with no leader at the helm, and we could really do with some active new members. Have a look, introduce yourself (there's a dedicated Introductory thread) and we'll be very happy to have you join us!
I made a couple of jars of cucumber pickle yesterday, following DC of Frugal in Norfolk's link here , haven't tasted it yet but it looks good. Think I might do the same with some of our onions, sliced thinly.....we like cheese and onion sandwiches but raw onion is a bit too harsh for me, lightly pickling it like this might hopefully take that harshness away. As we have lots of onions now, I'm happy to give it a go.