Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

To learn more about us click on the About Compostwoman tab and remember to click on the photos to make them full size!

Monday 13 October 2008

More Slow food.

Slow Cooker did its stuff again tonight, we had spare rib chops with onion, apple, leek, carrot, celery, mushrooms and peppers, cooked in home made cider and some sage...

It used 0.75 Kwh and took just under 4 hours, 2 hours on high and the rest on low heat. Food miles either feet (from our garden) OR 5 miles away for the Pork!



  1. Oh sounds delicicous... MMMMmmmmmm wish I lived nearer you would have an extra uninvited guest for tea!!

    Jane xxx

  2. You would always be welcome ( and we always have food for friends!)

  3. I went to Sainsburys yesterday, but no luck, they're not on sale here :-( I'll just have to wait a bit longer for my slow cooking goodness!

  4. Jennie, Tesco have a 3.3 l slow cooker which looks exactly the same as mine only slightly smaller, for 9.99 ( half price) at the moment…

    Drat i think I have missed you..will post this on your blog!


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