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In The Kitchen

Marvellous mangetout in June’s kitchen

Posted: 3rd July 2020

Mange tout Finished shot web

Marvellous mangetout We always grow some mangetout in the tunnel to get a really early crop of this delicious veg before moving on to a row of it in the veg plot. Martin grew some in a large pot as well this year so we’ve already had plenty in the kitchen. A lot of it […]

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Spring into May with some Greens!

Posted: 26th May 2020

Slice spring greens web

With the asparagus growing so well at the moment we’re trying to use some in most of our dishes and this is one that can be combined with another of our favourite spring veg – spring greens. It’s surprisingly filling and is packed full of goodness. both spring greens and asparagus provide a huge amount […]

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An extra April treat in the kitchen with Wild Garlic

Posted: 29th April 2020

Wild garlic & mushrooms on toast web

A lot of us are going for longer walks than normal and finding great delight in the emerging flora and fauna growing around us. Some of it of course is edible and although I’m a bit wary of picking mushrooms I often seek out the pungent smell of wild garlic as it can be a […]

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Time for a treat in April’s kitchen

Posted: 24th April 2020

Rhubarb streusel cake web

I made a batch of rhubarb and ginger jam a couple of days ago and as we’re all in need of a few extra treats at the moment I thought I’d make a cake using some of the jam as a lovely moist filling. It is a light sponge cake with a hidden layer of […]

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A special March Mothers’ Day treat

Posted: 18th March 2020

Flowerpot treats - web

Time I think for a bit of a treat! Especially important at the moment with all the bad news going on around us. Mothers’ Day is coming up and what better way to show you care than a homemade cake? If like me your mum is no longer with us then you can make these […]

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