Thursday, October 31, 2013

An Afternoon at the Second Marsh

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

One Pan Roast Chicken Dinner

I love roasted dinners, and they are even better if you dont have a mountain of dishes to wash afterward too !   Here's a simple, one pan method that will have you happy and full in about an hour .


Ingredients :
1 Broiler Sized Chicken
4 medium potatoes
1 head of broccoli
1 onion

Marinade for chicken:

1 cup yogurt
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon honey
1 good pinch of dried basil
Salt n Pepper

A couple of hours before your ready to cook , take a mixing bowl , and add the marinades ingredients .. stir well .. and add the chicken , turning to cover all .  Cover and place in fridge for at least 2 hours , more is just fine ( I have left it over night before )

When ready , preheat the oven to 350F , and grab a large baking tray .
Chicken in the middle breast side up , pour the extra marinade over top.
Slice the Spuds into thick 1" wedges , and arrange  around the tray .. a light drizzle of oil , and a pinch of salt and pepper will help out .
Into the oven for 40mins

After 40 minutes , I like to have a look , and turn the potatoes .
Now , is the time to add the broccoli  ( again S&P and a drizzle of oil help )
Set the timer for 20 minutes and relax

Thats it...   portion out the chicken how you like , add a few spuds and a spear of broccoli and you have a delicious , healthy, one pan dinner :)
I hope you enjoy

Peace, Love and Good Food
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

My Fave Late Night Snack .. Crisps n Cheese

A great late night sack ... old fashioned crisps, a hot chili pepper and a chunk of blue cheese ! MmmmmMmmmm

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fallen Leaves

I drove past this  beautiful spot for 3 days before I finally had a chance to bring my gear, and take a few shots, a little rushed due to a giant black cloud rolling in ...  I did manage these three , what do you think ? 


Monday, October 7, 2013

Hugelkultur Gardening , my first attempt :)


Step One - Dig down approx 2ft :)
This is not a new idea by any streatch of the imagination ... in fact , its more ike rediscovering and old way to reduce irrigation and increase plant yields. 
The concept is rather simple, dig a big hole and fill it with old logs and brush , cover back up again and start planting ... or like me , leave it to settle over winter for sring planting :)
2013 was a terrible year for my tomatoes , so Im really hoping this will help them along , only time will tell :)

Step Two : Fill with wood 
Step Three: Top with light brush or compost 
Step Four : Cover it up again

Thats it ... its just hard work , nothing else .

I'll be sure to post about this next spring and give you an update

Peace, Love and Happy Gardening ....
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