Monday, 30 May 2011

Go Ride

If this doesn't make you want to throw yourself down some hills on a bike then nothing will.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Finally got some planting done!



Today I had a good few hours up at the allotment digging over a few of the beds and have planted some seeds. I have sown some beetroot & carrots in one bed, salsify in another and some sweet corn in a third bed.

The onions seem to be coming on really well, as are the potatoes which I have covered over again today.

The Chillies I planted last month seem to not be doing very well and seem to be getting eaten by slugs so I've put some slug pellets around the chillies in another attempt to get them to grow on a bit.

Pretty much all the beds are planted up now so it should just be a matter of keeping every thing watered and weed free.
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

First Padron crop of the year





Harvested the first fruits off the Padron chillie plants last night, not many but if they grow anything like last year there will be plenty more to come over the following months :)

The method for cooking these is really easy. Cover the base of your frying pan with olive oil and heat on high untill it starts to smoke, then put the padrons into the pan and fry them until the skins turn white and blister (a couple of mins), remove peppers onto some kitchen roll to soak up any exess oil, sprinkle with course sea salt, enjoy as a snack/tapas with a cold beer.
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Thursday, 12 May 2011

naga update

The dorset nagas seem to be doing really well on the window sill. Unfortunately I cant say the same about the ones I put outside goto grow bags, Hopefully tidy will come on tho as its still early in the season.
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Sunday, 8 May 2011

Bike Tracks











This is my local regular ride I do Its nice and close to home so only a few mins drive. Its just under 10 miles long but its easy to extend it if your not bothered about riding forest fire roads or in sand! I guess its just a loop of the bits I enjoy riding the most.
The trail is mainly made up of natural single track but quite often there are five or six tracks running alongside each other (so there is plenty of scope to get some variety into the ride), some pretty rough washed out gullys along with a small section of forest fire road and quite a few water holes and ponds for the chillidog to cool down in along the way.
Some of these pictures are from todays ride which was clear and sunny with a fairly strong head wind from the SE.
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Monday, 2 May 2011

chilled bike ride.

Been out riding with my dog today, was pretty windy but nice to get out on the bike again as its been a few weeks now. Just having a beer and looking on and thought I'd share this video with you. Check out his other videos if you like it. Some great British trails and riding.