Browsing All Posts filed under »Vegetables«

Tortilla de Patatas

June 3, 2011

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Just a little ‘Something for the Weekend’. In the days before children, Ed used to often make something like this on a Friday night after work. Something to tide us over until dinner. The truth of the matter was, once we’d had this and a few beers, we rarely got round to bothering with dinner. […]

Spring Promises and Hollandaise

May 11, 2011

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When spring comes around I promise that we will change our wintery, comfort eating ways. We will eat fresh produce, lots of vegetables and salads and cut down on the carbs. With this in mind I bought some barnsley chops of spring lamb and the first British asparagus of the season. I also replenished our […]

Kale Crisps

March 25, 2011

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Surely not. It can’t be true that I never got around to writing about kale crisps. We’d better fix that. Right here, right now. Kale is the only edible thing valiantly flourishing away in the garden at the moment. I’m a bit of a fan of the stuff. Have you noticed? Ever since enjoying several […]

Bubble and Squeak

December 27, 2010

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We hope you all had a good Christmas and are relaxing in this strange lull before New Year. Bubble and Squeak isn’t pretty, but it’s got to be done. It’s something that I avoided as a kid, but I now see as an essential part of Boxing Day and a great way to empty the […]

Roast Sprout Tree

December 16, 2010

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I bought a ‘sprout tree’ at the supermarket. I guess they are so ‘in season’ that they are a bargain at the moment. It was really fresh and a beautiful thing to look at with its perfect spirals of firm green sprouts. It seemed a shame to chop them all off and cook them. I’d […]

Chutney 2010

September 16, 2010

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A fab chutney to use up all those green tomatoes.

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 […]

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 […]

First Pasta Post

July 2, 2010

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Back in September we sowed some Cavalo Nero It’s been producing leaves through the Winter frosts Right into the Summer This is what we like to do with it Snip out the central stalk Slice it into ribbons and give it a rinse Take a garlic clove or two Chop it small. Then take a […]

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 […]

Two Experiments and a Competition

October 7, 2009

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I made a fairly ordinary meal last night of sausage and mash, but had a hankering to experiment a bit on the side. I had seen a photograph on Foodgawker of Hasselback potatoes on a blog called Seasaltwithfood and wanted to try them. So in addition to a mountain of fluffy mashed potato (I always […]

Chutney 2009

September 16, 2009

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2008’s Courgette Chutney, made by Ed, was a resounding success. We ate plenty of it ourselves and also gave some to friends and all agreed it was really quite good. A good dollop with cheese on toast or with crusty bread and ham was always welcome. We even ran out before Summer, so this year […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]