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Upwards and onwards

Lots of spots in the garden are in “project limbo”. It’s all looking a bit scruffy. Getting to grips with this is my …

Going over the ‘edge

Woo-hoo! Spring has arrived! It’s been a little while since I last posted. Other events in life have meant that I haven’t been able …

Unparsimonious Parsnip Cake

Gosh, this is really, really, REALLY good! On a lacklustre Sunday afternoon, I can highly recommend this parsnip cake recipe. I’m not …

Spicy Parsnip Soup

As promised, here’s a recipe for my Spicy Parsnip Soup, which was surprisingly sophistica-tasty for something so quick and easy to make. I …

3 gifts for budding kitchen gardeners

The Kew Gardens Children’s Cookbook: Plant, Cook, Eat! (£12.95) If your small child is even vaguely interested in helping you in the garden, or …

Ice and untidy

Brrrr! the 1st of December has come with a decidedly Narnian chill in the air. The frosts this morning were absolutely beautiful, with trees looming …