Archive | August, 2017

British seasonal food in September in season September UK ready to pick this month

British seasonal food in September

Which British seasonal foods are at their best in September? There’s a huge range of fruit and vegetables in season in the UK this month, from the late-ripening summer crops to the newer Autumn season produce, including fragrant Autumn raspberries, the first crisp apples, a glut of vegetables, most game, and the first tangy cheeses. […]

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Superdrug B. makeup cosmetics review

Superdrug B. Makeup review

Superdrug has recently reformulated and relaunched their entire B. makeup line, so of course I had to get hold of some, put it through its paces for at least a couple of weeks and get an in-depth review together. Is it any good? Does it represent value for money? Read on to find out… The […]

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Empty The Freezer Challenge 2017 Week 4 EmptyTheFC Penny Golightly

Empty the Freezer Challenge 2017: Week 4

It’s Week Four of the 2017 Empty the Freezer Challenge (here’s the full list and the rules if you want to join in yourself). I was determined to use up the last of our old frozen foods this week, so I made a big effort when I planned our weekly meals. On Monday we had […]

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August kitchen garden diary 2017 Golightly Gardens Penny Golightly

My August kitchen garden update

August is always a month where the kitchen garden is in full swing, especially all the heat loving plants. It’s a busy time, with a lot of picking and processing going on, and maybe a glut or two. The courgettes, sweet peppers, chillies, tomatoes and tomatillos are all doing really well here thanks to the […]

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Thrifty Christmas prep in August on Penny Golightly Festive season 2017

Christmas prep in August

By popular request, here’s the first of a series of articles to help spread the cost of Christmas. Yes, it’s only August, but that’s plenty of time to prepare something really special, all without breaking the bank… Before we get started with any preparations, let’s all take a moment to think about our ideal festive […]

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Empty The Freezer Challenge 2017 Week 3 EmptyTheFC Penny Golightly

Empty the Freezer Challenge 2017: Week 3

We’ve been using up as much of our old frozen food as we can this week, and making more of an effort with the Empty the Freezer Challenge. It’s business as usual back at the homestead so meal planning has been much easier. The list of items I earmarked for the challenge has now started […]

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Whats happening on the blog this month August Penny Golightly

Welcome to August on the blog!

It’s high summer and I don’t want to speak too soon but it looks like the sunshine is back. Kinda. So I’ve been chatting to a few of you on social media and via email, and asking about the things you’d like to see more of on here, and it’s been really inspiring. In particular, […]

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