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In The Kitchen

Time for a detox soup in January’s kitchen

Posted: 3rd January 2020

Roasted butternut squash & carrot soup

Roasted butternut squash and carrot soup Hope you’ve had a great time over the festivities and haven’t overindulged too much!! We’ve got no will power so we’ve almost finished our mountain of chocolate and mince pies! Time to cut back a bit and what better way than with a hearty soup – it’s no hardship […]

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A crispy treat in November’s kitchen

Posted: 30th November 2019

Apple compote samosas

Our apples are tucked away in store ready to enjoy over the winter but I try and use them as soon as I can, especially if I find one with some bruising. A friend gave me a few Comice pears the other day. They are a later crop than our Conference pears but they need […]

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A damson treat in October’s kitchen

Posted: 10th October 2019

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We had a visit from the Damson fairy this week! I think word has spread in the village that we’ve had a terrible crop from our fruit trees (apart from the pear tree!) this year so we’ve had several offers of apples and plums and a very welcome bowl of damsons left on our doorstep […]

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Plums roasting in August’s kitchen!

Posted: 30th August 2019

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Our crop of plums has been a disaster again! Fortunately, I’ve a very good friend who has a bumper harvest so I’ve been scrumping with a couple of bags and taken loads of fruit from her tree! I could just sit and eat them as they are but I do like to get some in […]

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July’s kitchen – it has to be strawberries!

Posted: 12th July 2019

Crunchy strawberry toffee tart

We’ve had a great few days at the Great Yorkshire Show this week and on Wednesday Martin and I gave a quick ‘Gardening on the Menu’ talk and demo. Martin gave loads of tips on growing new potatoes, broad beans and strawberries and I did a couple of really quick cook recipes with the produce. […]

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