And That Was February

February came, and now it’s gone. It’s good that the shortest month comes and goes so quickly, along with its mixed weather. Heavy winds, thick ice on the patio, rain and rain, and then more rain, and then Storm Doris blew through Sussex with 90mph winds. It toppled ancient trees, broke fences, the power flickered on…

Why I Love Waitrose

Last week I purchased a potted basil plant at Waitrose. A few days later, as the sun streamed through the kitchen window and warmed the plant, a cloud of gnats began to populate the air. And the windowsill. The fruit bowl. Flying and falling into mugs of tea and mugs of coffee and glasses of…

Crocuses and Irises Open for Business

The temperatures are on the way back up, but the first two week of February were below freezing. I warn anyone with a wooden deck: wood planks are slippery as ice when they’re wet. And they’re more slippery than ice when they’re icy! I did the splits, left knee twisted and still swollen hard as a…

Falling Leaves & Angus

A very wicked storm is blowing through southeast England this week. It even has a name: Storm Angus. It’s brought rain on rain on more rain, which is causing severe flooding to lowlands. Gales and gusts exceeding 80mph. Power lines down, rail services disrupted (and not by strikes!), and the creek at the bottom of…

URL Change

Effective 17 November 2016, the URL address of this blog reverts to miskcooks.wordpress.com   If you wish to continue following Misk Cooks, please click the “Follow” option to receive future updates on this page. Thank you.   Misky

The Fruits of Nature

September is nearly finished. We are harvesting, and eating, and preserving … but mostly, we are thankful to nature for its delicious and generous gifts.

And Then It Was August

July swept by so fast that it’s still the month showing on my calendar. It was a good month. Had family visiting. Always wonderful. Sad when they leave but that’s the way of things in this family. We live in the four-corners of the world; the sun shines on at least one of us every…