Recipe: Easy figs

September 1, 2011

We have a highly productive fig tree & each year experiment with different ways of using the fruits. Last year we made fig chutney to bottle for christmas and our fig frangipane tart proved successful but the recipe we always return to is our own simple and easy dessert one:     Method   Cut […]

Ups and downs in the Kitchen Garden

August 25, 2011

This year’s attempts in my kitchen garden have been somewhat mixed…   Early in the season we grew some lovely, golden mangetout (pretty in a salad) and the swiss chard was an easy and productive crop. It was the best year yet for our raspberries, especially the golden ones that came from Gus (my friend’s […]

In the Kitchen Garden

June 2, 2011
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In this new category I hope to share kitchen garden growing tips, ideas and recipes.   Feel free to email me with your tips, successes (or failures) and any tried and tested recipes or interesting photos that you would like me to pass on.  

Starting out your Kitchen Garden…

June 2, 2011
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For those of you who don’t already enjoy the taste of absolutely fresh food from your own garden or allotment, it is not too late to get started…   The “Grow your Own” revival makes it very easy for novices to begin kitchen gardening. Garden centres are full of plants that can simply be popped […]