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British seasonal food in October

What’s good to buy at the market this October? Here’s the big list of all the best UK seasonal foods to enjoy at peak freshness this month. Fruit in season in October Apples, blackberries, figs, grapes, pears, plums, quinces, raspberries. Best imported seasonal fruit Figs, grapes. Nuts in season in October Cobnuts and hazelnuts, sweet […]

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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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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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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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British seasonal food in August

There’s a huge wealth of British seasonal food available in August. The warmer weather brings us a whole new crop of heat loving fruits and vegetables, and game season officially begins. Here’s what’s good at the market and on the allotment this month. Fruit in season in August Apples (first), apricots, blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, cherries, […]

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Empty The Freezer Challenge 2017 Week 2 EmptyThe FC Penny Golightly

Empty the Freezer Challenge 2017: Week 2

We’re into the second week of the Empty the Freezer Challenge, where I’m trying to use up all our oldest frozen foods while they’re still edible. Some of it’s been hanging around for a while, and it’d be good to clear some space for all the fruit and vegetables we’ve been growing in our kitchen […]

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Empty The Freezer Challenge 2017 Week 1 EmptyTheFC Penny Golightly

Empty the Freezer Challenge 2017: Week 1

It’s been a week since the start of my 2017 Empty the Freezer Challenge began, and we’ve been trying to make the most of it here at Golightly Gardens. If you’d like to know a bit more about the challenge, you can have a quick look at last week’s post about it. To start with, […]

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Empty the Freezer Challenge July 2017 EmptyTheFC Penny Golightly

A new Empty the Freezer Challenge for 2017

It’s time for a new thrifty challenge – want to join in? This month I’m trying to cut my grocery bills and clear some space in the freezer, so it’s time for some good ol’ listin’, plannin’ and eatin’. Let’s empty that freezer! My main aim is to make some room in there for this […]

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