July, 2015

Parsley Pesto

Parsley Pesto

Basil is absolutely luscious, but this variation on the pesto theme is (surprisingly) even tastier – and parsley is a lot easier to crop in the British climate. The quantities in this recipe are a bit free and easy, so go easy with the garlic, cheese and lemon, adding gradually until you get the ideal […]

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  31st July 2015   No comments
Vegetable &  halloumi kebabs

Vegetable & halloumi kebabs

The barbecue doesn’t need to be the preserve of meat – quality vegetable kebabs go down a treat with meat eaters and herbivores, they just require a bit of time and imagination. The halloumi adds some bite and additional texture, going beautifully crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. Prep: 20 mins Cook: […]

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  31st July 2015   No comments
Homemade burgers

Homemade burgers

A few homegrown ingredients from the garden can completely transform bog standard burgers into meaty sandwich sensations. Prep: 25 mins Cook: 30 mins Ingredients 200g minced beef (sirloin if possible) per person Finely chopped onion Grated carrot One red chilli Fresh tarragon Dijon mustard Egg Method Mash the chilli up with some salt in pepper […]

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  31st July 2015   No comments
Homemade bbq butters

Homemade bbq butters

Silver mushroom sell this lovely Kilner butter churner for £21.99, providing an easy and stylish way for anyone to make their own butter at home. Isn’t it cute? They’re suggesting that making your own flavoured butters is an ideal way to personalize your barbecues this summer. It would certainly be a talking point! Churning your […]

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  21st July 2015   No comments
A well-deserved tea break

A well-deserved tea break

On Saturday my garden went from this: Half the garden, prepared for the next stageto this: Six new raised bedsWhich meant several well-deserved tea breaks in the garden 🙂 This week’s tea was donated by Tetley, who are on a mission to bring back the tea break after their research uncovered that lots of us […]

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  15th July 2015   No comments
Ancient Cooking at Butser Farm

Ancient Cooking at Butser Farm

Ryan and I first visited Butser Ancient Farm on a blustery, cold day in February 2014. We loved it so much we decided to take some workshops there this year. Ryan is booked on a sword-making workshop next month, and we both recently spent a morning there learning about ancient cooking. Whilst cooking inside a […]

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  10th July 2015   No comments

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