Monthly Archives: March 2014

I’ve got good news & bad news. Which first?

Well the really good news is the floor sander turned up when he said he would! The interesting rather than good news, is that our original floorboards are apparently ‘rose’ Baltic pine which gives them a pinkish centre. This according … Continue reading

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Decision making-fors and againsts!

Mr ATMT and I have different views, opinions and attitudes  when it comes to making decisions.  The outcome of whether or not to proceed is based on very different sets of processes undertaken in the mind. It is usually me … Continue reading

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Living without a kitchen tips.

It is now just over a year since we moved into this ‘new old house’ and everyone seems quite surprised that we have coped so well with little to no dedicated kitchen. This is what we faced, not too bad … Continue reading

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Passata method.

I mentioned in my last post that I would upload a PDF document of how I do my passata. I have put this together, hopefully not leaving out anything. I use a manual plastic machine that is made in Italy … Continue reading

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Seasonal glut, love it.

I really didn’t expect to get enough tomatoes to worry about making passata, tomato sauce, maybe drying or making sun dried tomatoes in olive oil  or any other tomato preserve this year. I wasn’t that distressed about that, because when … Continue reading

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