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In The Kitchen

More asparagus in May’s kitchen!

Posted: 3rd May 2022

Asparagus & spring onion salad web

Another one from our recent visit to RHS Harlow Carr where Martin and I were on ‘The Potting Shed’ stage giving a talk on growing and cooking seasonal veg. This is a really quick asparagus salad dish that is full of flavour and really shows off the taste of the first flush of asparagus spears. […]

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It’s show time in April’s kitchen!

Posted: 3rd May 2022

Asparagus and chicken stir fry web

We had a great weekend at RHS Harlow Carr’s Spring Garden Festival this weekend. Martin and I were doing seasonal talks and demos using fresh seasonal vegetables from our ‘Potting Shed’ stage.  This is one of the asparagus dishes that we did and I promised some of our lovely audience that I would put it […]

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Gorgeous greens in March’s kitchen

Posted: 16th March 2022

Cook PSB till just tender - web

Purple sprouting broccoli is great at this time of the year – something fresh and green instead of parsnips and leeks! It has such a long growing time and a fairly short eating season so we make the most of it while we can! And talk about healthy! Full of Vitamin C, it’s also high […]

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Ready to get flipping in February’s kitchen!

Posted: 28th February 2022

Chop rhubarb - Pancakes with rhubarb compote - web

A quick one just in time for Shrove Tuesday tomorrow. I love the rosy pink fresh flavour of forced rhubarb – it’s full of Spring promise with a real tang for the taste buds. Sweeter and fresher than main crop rhubarb it’s fantastic to make into a compote with its gorgeous colour and enjoy with […]

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Keeping warm in January’s kitchen!

Posted: 24th January 2022

Slice kale thinly web

Our kale has done really well this year and it’s such a huge source of nutrients – vitamins as well as antioxidants are just flowing through it! I love it to add cooked kale into a pan of buttered leeks and stir them together for a tasty side dish but this hearty Portuguese soup is […]

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