It’s not uncommon to come across abandoned clothing in the street. Hats, a glove… they’re understandable. They fell out of a pocket and can be left on top of a wall in the hope that they can be reunited with their owner. it’s the shoes that bother me. Who loses a shoe by the road? Why only one shoe? Did they fall out of an overstuffed suitcase? Were they thrown out of a moving car? Perhaps they were stolen by an animal, and abandoned when the creature realised the reek of cheese wasn’t coming from something edible….
Posted in Emma's log of links on Nov 21, 2013 · ∞
I’m guest blogging for T&M today, talking about good crop choices for the traditional British summer weather.
Posted in Emma's log of links on Jun 5, 2013 · ∞
I have been blogging for Gabriel Ash today, on some exotic herbs that will enjoy the heat in your greenhouse this summer.
Posted in Emma's log of links on May 22, 2013 · ∞
Tags: articles & herbs.
El enlace para hoy es sobre la historia del olivo en México. ¿Cómo se arrive?
Posted in Emma's log of links on Apr 4, 2013 · ∞
Bees are in trouble for a variety of reasons, and our gardens (and our food supply!) is threatened by a decline in the pollination services they provide for free. We need to support them by planting more bee-friendly plants that flower all through the year and give them something to feed on.
However, some people are afraid of being stung by bees, or that their children will be stung by bees. Brigit Strawbridge has written up a lovely blog post explaining which bees can sting you, and how likely they are to do so.
Posted in Emma's log of links on Mar 27, 2013 · ∞
Tags: bees & wildlife.
Today’s Link of the Day is two, but they are linked together so I can get away with it ;)
It all started with a post from one of my new favourite blogs, Kitchen Butterfly, about Meyer lemons. It’s called The Anatomy of Meyer Lemon, but it’s more of a love poem than a science lesson. It’s all about making use of every tiny particle of a Meyer lemon once you’ve managed to get your hands on it.
And Kitchen Buttefly links to another lovely post, on how to grow Meyer lemons from seed, so once you have got your hands on one you need never be without them.
Posted in Emma's log of links on Mar 25, 2013 · ∞
Tags: fruit & food.
Plagues, entomophagy and the Jekyll and Hyde nature of Jiminy Cricket.
Posted in Emma's log of links on Mar 21, 2013 · ∞
The life of a plant collector is never easy – jetting off to far flung places can be fraught with dangers. Vipers, for example. But it’s important work for those intent on conserving our agricultural biodiversity, and they persevere. This piece from Slate is mainly about avocados, including a variety that is nice in smoothies.
Posted in Emma's log of links on Mar 15, 2013 · ∞
Edible flowers are trending upwards at the moment, although (with no garden) they’re a bit tricky for me to grow at the moment. This blog post is a lovely one, explaining the best moment to harvest daylily flowers, with an idea of what to do with them once you have.
Posted in Emma's log of links on Mar 13, 2013 · ∞
To celebrate St Patrick’s day this year, a farming family in Dublin have come up with a new flavour of crisps – Shamrock and Sour Cream*. Apparently the shamrocks used have come from the same farm that supplies the White House. 250,000 bags have been shipped to the UK and are in sale in branches of Tesco.
*Apparently shamrock and garlic isn’t very nice. Who knew? For more about shamrocks and clover, listen to episode 101 of the Alternative Kitchen Garden Show.
Posted in Emma's log of links on Mar 12, 2013 · ∞