8/13/16

Marathon runner chutney

With all this lovely weather we’ve been having, it’s worth getting up extra early and making the most of things. This is …

8/14/16

Two quick Olympic suppers

Some of my favourite meals are the simplest, quickest affairs. Especially when there is all this fantastic Olympic TV to catch up …

slide off ripe berries with tines of a fork

Elderberry Gin

It’s been brought to my attention that the elderberry season is starting. Although I have 3 elder trees in my garden hedge, I …

8/4/16

Change-over days & room service

As I want to keep the vegetable garden providing for the kitchen through the autumn and winter, there’s not a moment to be …

8/10/16

Tomato hopes squashed

Oh noooooo! Airborne blight, aka The Black Death, has visited the front garden tomatoes. Two days ago I noticed a brown legion on one of …

8/9/16

My other soup’s a Borscht

So, I got a bit more experimental with my next soup, having quite a few beetroot that needed using up, as well …

8/5/16

A tale of two soups

It’s been a few months since the comedian Victoria Wood passed away. Her 1986 “two soups” sketch was so hardwired in my brain that …

Romanesco courgettes like clock cogs in the pan

Romanesco, tu sei una stella

It is the first year I’ve grown the Romanesco variety of courgette and one of the many things I’m loving about it is the …