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Seeing as this flash new website is up and running and everyone is so excited about the start of summer, I said I would start a blog. This is a first for me and it seems to be a great way of getting handy information out there for all of you to get a hold of instantly. I wanted to start with a bang, so I've decided to give away one of the best kept secrets in the culinary world, no less! That's right, after a whole lot of coaxing and convincing, Granny Griffin has allowed me to publish her much coveted recipe for her delicious homemade Brown Bread! She had debated whether the first of her recipes to be made public should be that of her apple pies or maybe her delicious scones, but ultimately she said she would go all out and went with the extremely popular brown bread.

It has taken quite a while to get this recipe from her and she was apprehensive for a long time about putting this out in the public spectrum, but here it is! Bon appetit!




Herb window box


Boys & girls!


Margaret here! Wouldn't it be lovely to have your own herb window box? Growing herbs is a wonderful way for children to learn about gardening. Most herbs are easy to grow and take little care to flourish. Children of all ages will marvel at the different and exciting scents that are available in a fragrant herb garden.


The 'Pizza' Herb Window Box:

Parsley, Oregano, Basil & Strawberries (for dessert, of course!)


The 'Tutti-Frutti' Herb Window Box

Lemon Balm, Scented Hints, Pineapple Sage, Scented Geranium


Letting your child grow his or her own herb garden is a fun way of learning about nature, gardening and cooking all at the same time, while giving your child a strong sense of accomplishment and boosting self esteem. By introducing your child to gardening, you are giving him/her a chance to get involved in a wonderful hobby, which can be enjoyed together for the rest of your lives. 


How to make a window box:

Get yourself a window box (or make one from old timber - get your parents/guardians to help you!).

Make sure you have small holes for drainage - we don't want the plants to drown, do we?

Fill your window box with John Innes Multipurpose Compost.

Now simply plant your herbs/flowers etc.












Good luck Sluggers!

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