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Summertime....

 It's a busy time on the allotment and so our little helper is a welcome addition, lending a hand with hoeing, watering and planting. With the recent hot weather followed by rain, everything is growing with gusto. The first over-wintering onions were harvested ....   ..along with the first strawberries. I will admit that, I had to supplement the ones in this picture below  with English strawberries from the shop, as there has been a bit of a battle raging between us and the birds and snails but some carefully positioned netting has helped! And I think we are now winning the war! There has also been some baking in the form of oat biscuits. This recipe is adapted from one on the BBC Good Food website. Preheat the oven to 180c/ 160c fan 75g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 75g oats 50g brown sugar 2 handfuls raisins 1 tsp cinnamon 75g butter 1 tablespoon golden syrup 2 tablespoons milk A few chopped hazelnuts to sprinkle on top - optional Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Melt the

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