Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Harvest North Fife 2010

It's that time of the year. Here in North Fife it's a good year, not too hot or dry, brilliant growing weather it even conveniently rained mostly at night or short daytime warm showers. Increasingly there is wise pressure to grow our own foods, zero food miles and it will be very fresh.

Harvest. This beautifully illustrated book by bestselling gardening author Meredith Kirton will inspire you to grow and harvest your own seasonal fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices, whether your garden is a large suburban block, a small city courtyard, or in the country. You'll learn all about the basics of successful edible gardening - from climate, soil and propagation to pests and diseases, crop rotation and organic gardening - as well as how to grow a huge range of edibles that include old favourites, heirloom varieties and exotics. Full of tips, step-by-step gardening techniques and fascinating historical background, Harvest is your definitive guide to growing your own delicious produce. Key points: Perfectly timed to meet the global shift towards the home-grown and home-made; contains both organic and non-organic methods so the home gardener can make an informed choice; written with a seasonal focus and to encompass a broad range of climates and environments.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

The River Tay from BlackEarnside Newburgh North Fife August 30th

The River Tay from BlackEarnside Newburgh North Fife August 30th. A bright sunny day, much warmer than forecast with the grain harvest in full swing all along the coast fields.

Kit & Caboodle Newburgh High Street North Fife.wmv

LouLou Shaw Proprietor of Kit & Kaboodle.

Kit & Caboodle Newburgh High Street North Fife. Today 30th August. Busy and interesting Retro shop Newburgh High Street selling craftware, prints, furniture, clothing, books, bric-a-brac and more. Worth a visit for that special something.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Maize Corn on the Cob

This year we are growing Corn on the Cob, sweet-corn. These in the polythene tunnel are eight feet tall, those outside two feet at most, what a difference temperature makes. Those inside have two or three cobs per stem, outside just the one. There are many ways of cooking them. Preparation too is an important element to obtain maximum nutrition. An ancient food supply from the Americas now grown worldwide. More extensive information can be seen here.


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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Kitchen Nigella Lawson

Kitchen: Recipes from the Heart of the Home [Hardcover]

Kitchen: Recipes from the Heart of the Home. A big, compendious, comfortable, informative and utterly engaging book, "Kitchen" brings us feel-good food for cooks and eaters, whether Express-style and exotic-easy during the week, or leisurely and luxuriating (in the spirit of How to be a Domestic Goddess and Feast) at weekends or for occasions. Divided into two parts - Kitchen Quandaries and Kitchen Comforts - Nigella gives us the wherewithal to tackle any situation and satisfy all nourishment needs. But real cooking is often about leftovers, too, so here one recipe can lead to another...from ham hocks to pea soup and pasties, from chicken to Chinatown salad. This isn't just about being thrifty but about demonstrating how recipes come about, and giving new inspiration for last-minute meals and souped-up store cupboard suppers. As well as offering the reader a mouthwatering array of new recipes, both comforting and exciting - from clams with chorizo to Guinness gingerbread, from Asian braised beef to flourless chocolate lime cake, from Pasta alla Genovese to Venetian carrot cake - Nigella rounds up her kitchen kit must-haves (telling us, too, what equipment we don't need) and highlights individual ingredients - both basic essentials and modern-day life-savers. But above all, she reminds the reader how much pleasure there is to be had in real food, and in reclaiming the traditional rhythms of the kitchen, as she cooks to the beat of the heart of the home, creating simple recipes to make life less complicated.
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sea Eagles North Fife

Driving along slowly looking at how the blackberry bushes were doing on this back-road North Fife I came upon this rather large bird sitting on the roadway. I got closer, scrambled for my camera and clicked away, as one would. I have since discovered it is one of 16 White Tailed Sea Eagle being released in Fife. It had on its wings large yellow tags bearing the the letter C.

Larger than life it seemed, sitting there, ummmmm thought I.

The Eagle took off up the road it's wingspan almost equal to the road width.

Perched on the roadside stone wall.

Then the bird was off, all quite an unexpected happening and delight.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Newburgh Flower Show 2010

I was tempted across the road by this vintage ice cream vendor at the entrance to Newburgh and District Gardening Society 8th Annual Flower Show.

Ice cream anyone.

Tricycle treats display in the entrance of The Tayside Institute.
Find out more.

Mixed Flowers.

The Trophies and medals.


Gladiola spikes.

Mixed Vegetables, winner kohlrabi.

Vegetable bench.


Onions and Peas.

Onions and they certainly seem to know them.

Mixed veg collection by one exhibitor.

Marrows and courgettes.



Carrots and Beets.



Brassica section.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Cobble Boat Races and Heritage Day North Fife

This year the Cobble Boat Races with the support Celebrating Fife funding was a larger local community event. Below are just some of the local interests presented.

Musical Entertainment on the pier-side.

Sir Walter Menzies Campbell CBE QC chats with visitors after opening the Celebrating Fife Cobble Boat Races and Heritage Day Newburgh North Fife.

Newburgh Sailing Club is situated in northern Fife on the south shores of the river Tay, along the A913 between Perth to the West and Newport-on-Tay to the east. The Club enjoys stunning views up and down the river and across the valley over Mugdrum Island in the centre of the river, which happens to be one of the largest reed beds in Europe, and, home to much wildlife.
For more information.

The Scottish Coastal Rowing Association was formed on 29 May 2010 to continue the initiative to restart Coastal Rowing & Racing around the Scottish Coastline and on inland Lochs.
To find out more.

Hot cooked food and drinks provided by Abbey Garage Cafe.

Newburgh Flower Show, tomorrow 21st August at 2pm.

Newburgh Community Trust Wind Power Project just one of many positive developments happening the now.
In recent years the people of Newburgh have shown what can be achieved through working together with a number of public agencies and funding bodies. Several local groups have had great success in promoting various projects and have taken pride in the finished work. To help continue this trend Newburgh Community Trust has been set up to assist in taking further projects forward.
Visit website.

Newburgh Orchard Group.Newburgh Orchard Group (NOG) was formed by local people in June 2002. Its aims are:

- to preserve, maintain and develop Newburgh’s heritage as an historic fruit growing area;
- to enable local people to gain enjoyment and economic benefit from fruit growing;
- to see Newburgh put on the Tourist Trail as Scotland’s Fruit Town;
- to create a resource of which the people of Newburgh will be proud;
- to research Newburgh’s fruit heritage and to preserve its ancient fruit varieties;
- to build up a network of fruit tree owners and bring people, skills and resources together.
For more information

Projects on the go by Newburgh Action Group.

Newburgh Community Council.

Cakes and drinks provided by Hatters.

Hoopla, Raffle and skin transfers for the wee ones.

Knowhead jams and chutneys.

Tempted by lovely jewellery.

Bits and bobbs for sale.

Air Display Newburgh Boat Races 2010

Before the start.

For several years now, weather dependant, two aircraft, Pitt special and tiger moth from Perth airfield Scone have put on a brilliant aerobatic display. This year with a clear sky it was tremendous.

tiger moth passing side ways.

Pitt special zooming past.

Yes it was flown upside down, sideways, anywhich way.