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In The Kitchen

Four ideas for cucumbers in August’s Kitchen!

Posted: 16th August 2022

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Cucumbers are coming out of the greenhouse thick and fast! We like to grow the small half size ones as they’re the perfect size for two but Martin always grows a full size plant as well so we’re inundated with them. They are cooling to eat on a hot day and you can’t beat a […]

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More from the shows in July’s kitchen

Posted: 16th July 2022

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We always finish our veg talk and cookery demos with a pudding and this is a great one for using up some raspberries which are coming thick and fast at the moment! Another ingredient full of antioxidants and with anti-inflammatory properties – it’s amazing we look any older than 21! We all need vitamin C […]

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A real superfood in July’s kitchen

Posted: 16th July 2022

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We’ve had a great time at the Great Yorkshire Show this week on the Potting Shed stage alongside Floral designer Jonathan Moseley and some of the exhibitors at the show. Martin and I were talking about beetroot and it’s superfood qualities! It’s so full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals as well as fibre and iron […]

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Time for pud in June’s kitchen at RHS Harlow Carr

Posted: 24th June 2022

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We always end our talks with a pudding and strawberries were an obvious choice for our demo at RHS Harlow Carr Garden Show this sunny June weekend. This is such a quick and easy recipe to put together and the lime and strawberry compote is a great combination of flavours. The compote freezes really well […]

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June’s kitchen at RHS Harlow Carr

Posted: 24th June 2022

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This weekend Martin and I are back on the road with the Potting Shed Theatre cooking up some tasty treats in our mobile kitchen! We’re at RHS Harlow Carr which is looking magnificent, especially the streamside with its fantastic candelabra primulas and meconopsis. We used courgettes in one of our dishes as very soon they’ll […]

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