Browsing All posts tagged under »vegetables«

Stripy Beets and Feta

August 17, 2012

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I love beetroot. Back in the 70's when on holiday I used to fill my plate with purple vinegary slices because it was something I recognised. These candy striped Choggia roots take my beety love to a whole new level.

Ed’s Minestrone

November 6, 2011

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An interview with a man about how he makes his soup.

Beautiful Vegetables

September 5, 2010

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After returning from our recent trips away there were some interesting crops to collect from the garden. If there is something in the garden more beautiful than cream coloured borlotti beans, speckled with scarlet, in their scarlet pods speckled with cream, then I have yet to find it. Then there is the collection of crazy […]

Fennel and Fern

August 8, 2010

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Issy at Fennel and Fern asked if we would write a guest post for their updated gardening site. I wrote about how we got on this year with our raised beds. Take a look and have a browse around the rest of Fennel and Fern too. Here’s the link.

Summer Stuff

July 12, 2010

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I just realised I’ve not updated the blog for ages. I’ve been busy taking photos for other projects and getting involved with the Carnival. Here are some of the things I have picked, cooked, eaten, witnessed and photographed over the last couple of weeks. The garden is growing at full tilt. Luckily my obsession with Cavalo […]

Bean Tops

June 19, 2010

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One of the best bits of growing your own are the little extras that you can’t buy in the shops. Growing broad beans give you a bundle of benefits. In the early evening at the moment the flowers smell gorgeous, it’s like jasmine wafting across the garden. Then there’s broad or fava bean tops. This […]

Cute Garden Nemesis

April 11, 2010

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We have had our first glimpse this year of the beast that stalks our garden. As we were getting ready to head off on our camping Weekend in the High Peak, there it was sunning itself in my drystone vegetable bed. It’s evil. It digs the very seeds out of my plant pots. It chops […]

Garden Plans 2010

April 5, 2010

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New Raised Beds Layout – The Kale is already in Drystone Bed The mice and slugs tend harvest everything in here, I hope they don’t want courgettes Pots of salad and baby veg around the shed The Sunny Dry Front Garden This is more of a post for me than you. Hope you don’t mind. […]

Winter Gardens

March 9, 2010

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On Sunday we finally got into the garden for the 1st time this year. It was sunny, but VERY cold and frosty. So frosty in fact that I couldn’t get through the soil to belatedly plant the shallots, garlic and spring onions. I am off to try and do that shortly. George and I emptied […]

Raised Bed Building

September 13, 2009

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It’s only been 5 years, but finally we got around to putting together some raised beds for vegetables today. Well I say ‘we’, but Ed put them together this afternoon with a little help from George. Actually I was in the kitchen most of the time preparing a tea of creamy chicken and pancetta pie […]

Monday is Risotto Night

September 7, 2009

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As you may have read from earlier post, we often have risotto on a Monday. If there is meat left from the Sunday roast I will concoct a pie or some sort of crispy meat dish, but this Weekend was a bit topsy turvy and we had our Sunday Roast on Friday. The leftover roast chicken […]

Bank Holiday Clearance

September 1, 2009

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A lot of this Weekend has been spent having a big clear up in the garden. After Ed’s excavations we had a couple of tons of rocks, stone and dirt to get rid of. It was stopping me getting to the compost heap so composting had slowed down recently. Not so much a hot compost heap, but […]

New Urban Farmer Recipes

August 25, 2009

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Here is a delicious lunch that I had this week. It is a recipe from Celia Brooks Brown’s upcoming book The New Urban Farmer. They are Pea and Feta egg cups that include fragrant fresh mint out of the garden. They are really quick and satisfying to make as they puff up in a muffin tray in minutes. They […]

Absence makes the garden grow faster

August 21, 2009

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We got back from 5 days away on Monday and had a great time camping in Snowdonia. I always love getting home though, not only do I miss home itself, but it’s always good to see what the garden has been up to. When we got back from our holiday last year we were surprised to find that […]

Blighty Potatoes

July 23, 2009

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Our whole, quite large, potato crop seems to have been struck down with the blight.  I am not quite sure why but talking about it makes me want to talk like a pirate, which is a bit odd. A week or two ago we noticed that the leaves were starting to look a bit ropey, […]

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