May, 2015

The joys of eating outside

The joys of eating outside

On our recent trip to Cornwall, Ryan and I stayed at the idyllic Quiet of Stars cabin, which has a lovely outdoor eating area with this spectacular view. It’s a little bit different from my childhood outdoor eating experiences, which mainly involved fending off wasps in searing heat. This poem sums it up quite well! […]

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  28th May 2015   1 comment
Toasting marshmallows

Toasting marshmallows

Ryan and I celebrated the start of National BBQ week (running from 25th – 31st May this year) with a slightly over-ambitious outdoor cooking session. More about that later, but for now I’m going to skip ahead to the end, because dessert was the best bit. I have started reading Cooking with Fire by Paula […]

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  27th May 2015   No comments
Food fight: Two ways with asparagus

Food fight: Two ways with asparagus

Our veg box delivery last week brought us a bunch of asparagus, so we put it to one side to see how well we could cook it on the bbq. My initial thought was that we could simply grill it over the hot coals, and a little research suggested this would be fine, if we […]

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  7th May 2015   2 comments
Simple minty potato salad

Simple minty potato salad

A quick and easy potato salad that makes a lovely side dish for a BBQ. Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins Ingredients Potatoes Mayonnaise Fresh mint, finely chopped, or frozen mint Method Start by dicing your potatoes into bite-sized chunks. Boil them until they’re just tender (about 15 Minutes), then drain and let them cool. […]

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  4th May 2015   No comments
Simple seasoned wedges

Simple seasoned wedges

Customised potato wedges for a healthier alternative to chips or fries. Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins Ingredients Potatoes Olive oil Seasoning Method This is a really simple one. You cut you potatoes in half, lengthways, and in half again, so you get wedges. If they’re big potatoes you might need to cut them into […]

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  4th May 2015   No comments
Step into the Gardener’s Kitchen

Step into the Gardener’s Kitchen

Hello, and welcome to The Gardener’s Kitchen. I’m Emma, and I’ve been blogging about my kitchen garden for more than ten years, now at The Unconventional Gardener. A recent move has given me, and my partner Ryan, a new garden to play with. Starting with a blank canvas, we decided that what we wanted was […]

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  4th May 2015   2 comments

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