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In The Kitchen

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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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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