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In The Kitchen

May’s kitchen treat – asparagus

Posted: 17th May 2021

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It was a bit of a a slow start to the asparagus season this year and it was really struggling with frosty mornings and a complete lack of water – so much so that the asparagus patch needed watering. Not any longer! Here in North Yorkshire we’ve had our fair share of rain since the […]

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Rosy rhubarb in March’s kitchen

Posted: 9th March 2021

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In the midst of our house move – (only 2 weeks to go!) I can’t resist using the forced rhubarb that we have growing away inside the old forcing pot. We’ll have to take it off the rhubarb when we go so we might as well enjoy those tender stems of rosy pink magic while […]

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Last of the brussels in February’s kitchen

Posted: 19th February 2021

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My children will be amazed that I’m posting this recipe as they know my monumental dislike of brussel sprouts. At Christmas I’d always be the one forced to have one on my plate but would end up sneaking it onto Martin’s when he was pulling his cracker! But, someone told me to try roasting brussels and I […]

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Winter warmer in January’s kitchen

Posted: 26th January 2021

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Bramley apple overnight porridge It’s cold in the garden, but lovely gardening weather as long as you can stay off the grass! We’ve been doing some tidying up in the veg plot and pruning the fruit bushes and trees this week and once your body acclimatises it’s lovely to be out in the fresh, crisp […]

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Fish family Christmas fave in December’s kitchen

Posted: 17th December 2020

Enjoy picking parsnips now we've had the first frosts

Winter Root Veg Bake This root veg bake is a real favourite in our house and always appears on the Christmas table. I’ve just made ours and it will sit happily in the freezer until the big day – although obviously not so big this year so I’ve split it into two and will keep […]

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