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In The Kitchen

Plums roasting in August’s kitchen!

Posted: 30th August 2019

Finished 5 (2)

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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Last of the asparagus in June’s kitchen

Posted: 9th June 2019

Aspargus risotto - Pour wensleydale sauce on top

Our asparagus is just about coming to its natural end. Martin usually says June 21st the longest day, to stop picking but we started early because of the warm weather so it’s time to give it a good rest. We’ve had a fantastic crop – in fact in the middle of May we had some for […]

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Mad for rhubarb in May’s kitchen!

Posted: 6th May 2019

Rhubarb crumble

We’ve had a great time over the weekend giving our ‘Gardening on the Menu’ talk to visitors to RHS Harlow Carr. We were based in the fantastic Kitchen Gardens there and were giving tips and ideas for growing and cooking some seasonal fruit and veg. Of course rhubarb featured heavily and Francesco, one of the […]

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St Patrick’s Day fun in March’s kitchen!

Posted: 17th March 2019


Martin asked me to do the ‘Bake of the Day’ for Radio York a couple of weeks ago – ‘something with Guiness in’ was the only stipulation as it was St Patrick’s Day! Of course it had to have some fruit or veg in it so I opted for this apple and ginger cake with […]

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Jackie from Egglescliffe Gardening Club