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Eating from the garden

Eating from the garden

I’m not the kind of person who creates a meal plan and shopping list every week, and then sticks to it religiously. I do like to have some idea of what we’re going to eat, however, as this cuts down on the number of nights when there’s nothing for dinner. Our current methodology is to […]

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  6th December 2016   No comments
Graze Deconstructed: Chia & coconut cookie

Graze Deconstructed: Chia & coconut cookie

I haven’t been snacking much of late. I have been working very hard to finish my latest book – The Small Harvest Notebook. It’s a book about kitchen gardening with a different mindset, aiming for interest and diversity rather than gargantuan harvests of anything in particular. It’s aimed at the increasing number of people who […]

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  25th November 2016   No comments
Pumpkin porridge and brownies

Pumpkin porridge and brownies

Pumpkin Day has been and gone, and Halloween is just around the corner, which is why my inbox has been filling up with pumpkin recipes. I’m a big fan of eating the insides of your pumpkin, if you’re going to all the trouble of carving one into a lantern, and avoiding food waste. I have […]

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  28th October 2016   No comments
Jim Jams chocolate chip cupcakes

Jim Jams chocolate chip cupcakes

Over the summer I was sent two jars of Jim Jams chocolate spread to try – one jar of Milk Chocolate spread, and one of Hazelnut Chocolate spread. Their selling point is that they contain 83% less sugar than other chocolate spread brands, and yet still taste yummy. We can certainly vouch for their yumminess, […]

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  25th October 2016   No comments
Graze Deconstructed: The Cheese Board

Graze Deconstructed: The Cheese Board

In my last Graze Deconstructed post I talked about a box I didn’t particularly enjoy, but mentioned that the cheese cashews were the best bit. And – lo and behold! – The Cheese Board was included in my next delivery. It’s a good job you can’t watch me eating these things, because this time you […]

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  4th August 2016   No comments
Graze Deconstructed: Brooklyn Bites

Graze Deconstructed: Brooklyn Bites

I have been neglecting my Graze snacks of late, and eating too many crisps instead, so I need to get back onto the healthy snack wagon! It has to be said that Brooklyn Bites isn’t one of my favourites. Whilst Ryan really loves pretzels, I can’t get excited about them. Eating pumpkin seeds is a […]

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  26th July 2016   No comments
Rhubarb Shrub

Rhubarb Shrub

When we last visited my parents, my dad gave me some sticks of rhubarb from the giant plant in his vegetable patch that had gone a bit nutty while they were on holiday. We’re big fans of rhubarb in our house, but although we have a plant in a container, I have yet to establish […]

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  17th July 2016   No comments
Graze deconstructed: Sweet Memphis Barbecue

Graze deconstructed: Sweet Memphis Barbecue

I have been hard at work in the garden this morning, dismantling the cold frame for the summer and planting the edible dahlias. So I get to enjoy a guilt-free snack for elevenses 🙂 I tend to prefer savoury snacks in the morning and sweet treats in the afternoon, so this morning I picked a […]

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  6th July 2016   No comments
Herby baked feta

Herby baked feta

One of the first things I did in the garden last year, when we were still waiting for the hard landscaping to be finished, was to put some large, colourful planters into the front garden. To begin with they were planted with sweet peppers (actually cool chillies), but in the autumn I replanted them with […]

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  26th June 2016   No comments

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