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Hero Harvest: Rhubarb – pickled with celeriac soup

There’s so much rhubarb in the patch that it is becoming a problem. Rampant and unwieldy, it is technically caged to protect it from rabbits, but I think the barbed wire is really to keep it from taking over EVERYTHING....

April 12th, 2019|

Hero Harvest: wild garlic

The veg patch is very needy at the moment. Planting seeds, replanting seeds because the mice eat them, spreading compost on the beds, tending to seedlings etc. So I'm going to crack on with the Hero Harvest - which is wild garlic - and then we can all get back to shovelling compost.

April 5th, 2019|

Allotment Planting Plan 2019

I am not normally late. But this year I’m uncharacteristically late to the veg patch. Last week, I finally got round to clearing up the weeds that seem undeterred by winter chill. And this week I have, at last, decided what to plant and where for 2019...

March 22nd, 2019|

Hero Harvest: Celeriac – with almonds, za’atar and garlic oil

I’ve had better harvests, I admit. My celeriac crop is a collection of golf balls. Still, if you can be bothered to take a machete to the greenery and then chisel away the muddy root to find the walnut sized piece of usable flesh within, there’s much that can be done with it...

February 22nd, 2019|

Hero Harvest: Red Cabbage

Poor red cabbage. Too often braised, too little loved. It's an absolute gem and incredibly versatile. But what do we do? We boil it for hours to accompany ham on boxing day then forget about for another year...

February 15th, 2019|

Hero Harvest: Kalettes

There’s renewed focus in the G&G kitchen this week. I’ve given myself the task of picking one seasonal fruit or veg each week and dedicating my whole week to making that plant the hero of my meals. And my subject of adoration this week is the kalette...

February 8th, 2019|

Forced Rhubarb Tart

It wasn't entirely accidental that the first G&G monthly supper club, last Friday, happened to coincide with the start of the forced rhubarb season. Regulars will know I go a bit loopy about rhubarb,

February 1st, 2019|

Portrait of a Cauliflower

I can’t grow cauliflowers. Believe me, I’ve tried. I tried germinating them from seed first, which turned out to be a fool’s errand, so troublesome are they to rear when young. I’ve tried buying plug plants. But they sulked in their newly fed soil, like grumpy teenagers and ...

January 18th, 2019|