After 6 years of living in Japan, we are moving back to the not-so-sunny skies that is England. The move is only happening at the end of May and I'm very excited, particularly as I have an allotment lined up already! Oh, and my garden to claim back! Here in Tokyo, spring is making an… Continue reading Spring Experiment
I was introduced to this soup recipe when I was doing a Japanese cooking workshop. I've adjusted it ever so slightly to suit my tastes, and I'm hoping you'll like it just as much! Ingredients: 1 tsp butter 1/2 onion 2 peppers 3 cloves garlic Cup of stock Salt and pepper to taste. Method: Chop… Continue reading Pepper Soup
Kate from Picklebums recently asked for a meal idea that all our children liked. As someone commented "One meal? That all the children like?" Which echoed my thoughts exactly. But then I got thinking. There is the usual, mince and pasta (bolognaise), home made chicken nuggets and pasta, but definitely the winner of them all-… Continue reading Taco Rice
The growth at the Plot has been amazing. Not surprising really as the weather is lovely and warm, and the rains are starting to appear. So we've been weeding. Lots of it. Most of the children have enjoyed it, as they've learnt to distinguish between what's a weed and what's a plant. We've also started… Continue reading Early Summer Update.
"Today the battle begins. We have a fight that we need to wage against the those that are seeking to destroy what we have worked so hard in achieving!" Ok, so it was a bit extreme, but it achieved its aim: to empower 20 6-year olds to weed the vegetables and remove any unwelcome visitors!… Continue reading The Fight Begins