Being new to this gardening marlarky I was very unfortunate to have missed the Edible Garden series by Alys Fowler when it aired back in 2010. Thanks to Youtube I was able to start watching it and I am loving it! I feel so inspired after watching each episode that I try not to watch it before bedtime otherwise I can’t sleep with all the ideas floating around in my brain! I absolutely love Alys Fowler, I can relate to her so much and it seems we like the same things. I recently had a dilemma (if you can call it that!) over whether to buy a tea flask or a small stove to make tea and warm soup up my alloment and then lo and behold, up popped Alys on one of her Youtube videos making tea over a funny little fire stove. I just had to find out what it was! I searched the good old internet and came across a volcano kettle, then I came across the brand name Ghillie and popped down to one of the many local country shops to buy one.
It was a glorious day today so I popped up the allotments with my Dad to help him on his plot and to play with my Ghillie kettle (there was nothing to do on my own plot can you believe it!?) After I tidied his shed and he had tidied his cabbage bed we popped some twigs and small kindling into the small firepit base and started the fire. It took a little while for the whistle to blow mind you but I’m putting that down to us not knowing what we were doing! The verdict? The best cup of tea in the world AND it was so much fun! I’m going to get the cooking kit this week so I can make lunch on the lottie using my homegrown produce, maybe even a swiss chard omelette 🙂