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 […]

Courgette, Spinach and Basil Soup

September 1, 2011

    Ingredients   1 large courgette or 2/3 medium ones 2 courgette flowers 1 onion 1 medium old potato 2 handfuls spinach 1 litre bouillon stock 1 handful basil leaves Parmesan knob of butter   Method   Finely chop the onion. Chop courgette and potato roughly into smallish pieces Melt knob of butter & […]

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 […]