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Baby spinach avocado tomato lemon salt and pepper. Mmm.

Spinach, Avocado, Tomato Salad Recipe - Food.com

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Baby spinach avocado tomato lemon salt and pepper. Mmm.

Victoria Sponge. Mmm.

Classic Victoria sandwich recipe

The perfect party cake, a Victoria sponge is a traditional bake everyone will love. Makes an easy wedding cake, too

When I go to see my old neighbour Jean, she makes me tea in a proper cup and saucer. Lovely.

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Also all over my garden. I much prefer this to the bunny-ear lavender. Smells better too. And the bees love it.

Also all over my garden. I much prefer this to the bunny-ear lavender. Smells better too. And the bees love it.

These are not my jams but they look nice. I like simple jam jars, and none of that stupid fabric cover nonsense.

Green Entertaining: Host a Jam Party

Last week, we attended a brunch at a friend’s house, where we got to sample homemade jams. Canning has always seemed complicated, but after tasting “Summer Strawberry Jam ’08,” we’re tempted to give it a shot.They used leftover fruit from a local organic farm share they participated in during the summer, and we loved that it means nothing goes to waste. By canning it, they get to enjoy farm fresh fruit all winter long, and they reuse the jars the next year.

Nasturtiums. I like these a lot. They go crazy, especially the climbers. Very cheerful, and tasty too.

Nasturtiums In Bloom Free Stock Photo - Public Domain Pictures

Patch of nasturtiums brighten a garden in Huntington Beach, California

Yes, Warminster has its own Broom: Cytisus x praecox 'Warminster'

Yes, Warminster has its own Broom: Cytisus x praecox 'Warminster'

We have our own broom in this town too: Cytisus × praecox Warminster

Cytisus x praecox 'Warminster'

Find help & information on Cytisus × praecox 'Warminster' Warminster broom from the RHS

Now in my garden: the every cheerful verbena.

Now in my garden: the every cheerful verbena.

Bath Ales: great local ale, well worth a tipple.

Wild Hare - Bath Ales

Ultra pale and dry hopped, Bath Ales' Wild Hare is crisp and fresh with a subtle hint of citrus bitterness. Available in pubs across the south west and in bottles nationwide.

three dagger ale - from a local brewery in Edington, which also boasts a really lovely farm shop.

three dagger ale - from a local brewery in Edington, which also boasts a really lovely farm shop.

Successful trial of Europa ale last night. Nice.

Successful trial of Europa ale last night. Nice.