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Frosted Cup Cakes

August 27, 2009

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Here are some tangy orange and lemon cupcakes. The  frosted topping has Philadelphia Cream Cheese with a syrup of super reduced orange and lemon juice whisked in. I love it when a recipe works out at just the right quantity to fill a dozen good deep muffin cases. Ernie, our Border Terrier is always very interested when I […]

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 […]

I made…a big hole and filled it in again

August 18, 2009

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If you read this blog for beautiful images, mouthwatering food and contemporary furniture then you’ll just have to look away for a minute – sorry. For the rest of you, welcome to my world of drains, deep trenches and tanking. The absence of any creative posts from me for a while is due to this diversion […]

Courgette Flowers

August 12, 2009

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I’ve got so much to do today as we are off camping in North Wales, so I shouldn’t really be posting about stuffing courgettes. That said our very cute Border Terrier Ernie is snuggled on my lap and tea is mashing in the pot so I have a few moments to spare before the chores begin. Our friends […]

Alliums for the chop

August 10, 2009

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Finally we have had a Weekend with 2 days of sunshine. It’s been the first chance to get the onions, garlic and shallots out of the ground and allow them to dry in the sun rather than dragging muddy bulbs into the kitchen. I was also spurred into action on reading the MTP Blog. I […]

Weekend Breakfast

August 8, 2009

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As a rule, breakfast with the Sutton’s is cereal or toast. At the Weekend all bets are off. I was all for the not-very-summery choice of porridge this morning. The Guernsey cream in the fridge was calling to me and asking to be poured on hot porridge with brown sugar. George’s request won the day […]

Courgette Soup

August 5, 2009

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Ian Fischer, who we follow on Twitter and who also has a lovely vegetarian Blog here asked about our version of courgette soup. Neither Ed nor I can believe that not only have we never photographed it but we have never even got around to photographing our courgettes growing, post-harvest or in Ed’s very successful courgette […]

Brownies and more

August 2, 2009

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George requested a chocolatey cake, so I made some triple choc brownies. These are based on Jamie Oliver’s ’15’ recipe and are very gooey, rich and good as a dessert. Just to balance it out I made some no knead bread and a marmalade tea loaf too. That’s us set up with baked goods for […]