harvest

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
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
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
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
Homegrown strawberry jam

Homegrown strawberry jam

I’ve got a lot of new strawberry plants in my garden this year. They’re not all planted out in their final homes, so it won’t be a bumper crop, but there should be some ripe fruits for me to harvest soon enough. I’ve got several different sorts, from the tiny red and white alpine and […]

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  10th June 2016   No comments
Curried oca parcels

Curried oca parcels

On the weekend that we had Jus-Rol Cinnamon Swirls as our mid-gardening snack, I also hatched a plan to use up the last of the oca harvest. Oca is Oxalis tuberosa, mainly grown for its edible tubers, which were (are?) a staple crop in its homeland of the Andes. There they have a large number […]

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  28th April 2016   No comments
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
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

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