There's a fresher air in Dublin this week as late summer breezes by and autumn blows in. My summer of discontent has been and gone and much like the changing of the seasons, my life has shifted in to a brand new phase. It's been an arduous summer here at Fiona Grows Food, plagued with … Continue reading I dig therefore I am
Halloween is a scary time of year. Everywhere you look there are horror movies, monsters, ghosts, vampires and zombies. But perhaps the scariest thing about Halloween is that nobody really seems to know what it's about anymore. Now, don't get me wrong, I adore Halloween, it's one of my favourite times of the year. The … Continue reading A Super Natural Halloween
There is one week every year, when the summer swiftly shifts gear into autumn. Sunshine takes a backseat to rain, elongated nights overtake the days and while the indicators have been signalling the end of summer for weeks, the seasons change lane in a matter of days. This is no three-point manouvre, no gentle tapping … Continue reading The Sudden Season
October has landed with a bang. Literally. Having had a glorious summer and a beautiful, warm, September, the weather here in Dublin is finally catching up with the calendar. Last night saw a bad storm with gale force winds and driving rain, knocking trees over, downing power lines, dislodging slates from rooftops and causing a … Continue reading Shocktober!
I must admit, so far, this Autumn has been a joy in the garden, the sun has been shining, the leaves are turning golden, gardeners and farmers everywhere are enjoying harvest season. The days are bright and fresh and the evenings are beginning to shorten significantly, with sunsets that paint the sky in warm pinks and hot … Continue reading Love Bites!