kathy.slack

/kathy.slack

About kathy.slack

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far kathy.slack has created 124 blog entries.

The Restorative Qualities of a Good Bean Salad

Your first proper summer harvest is never just bucket of muddy veg from the patch. It’s nature’s way of fishing you out of the treacle, giving you a good nutritious meal and setting you back on the right path...

Celery Hearts & Sandwiches: What My Dad’s Taught Me About Food

I think the moment he really knew was when I accidently dropped a mussel into my Orangina, fished it out and scoffed it anyway. We were on holiday in France. I was, maybe, eight...

Elderflower Fritters & Thyme Yogurt Sorbet

The swallows are back. The dog is covered in stickyweed. And the elderflower is in bloom. It can only be late May in England. It's such a specific time of year and, for me, marked most notably by the heady, blousy aroma of elderflowers...

Roast Radish, Feta and Spelt Salad

I’m quite an impatient gardener. I like crops that just get on with it. Veg that grows quickly and dishes up a reliable, colourful harvest without a fuss. I like a good bang for my buck. That’s why radishes...

Seasonal Supper Clubs at Classic Motor Hub – 23rd Sept 2017

We love a touch of vintage here at G&G. So we are delighted to be partnering with the ever so glamorous Cotswold Motor Hub near Bibury for our summer supper clubs. Join us to celebrate the season's harvest with a little detour into the golden age of motoring.

Lemon Balm Marshmallow & Sugared Leaves

You know those days when you’re really up for a faff in the kitchen? When you want to enjoy some time gratuitously wasted in tinkering. To decadently fritter away a couple of hours making something pointless. Well…

Plate Politics

The politics of my plate of kale are greater than I first thought. Food isn't just fuel, it is surprisingly politically-charged. As a talk with Nigella & Anna del Conte revealed to me...

Hungry Gap Spelt Salad

The Hungry Gap is that bit of the year when you've eaten the last cabbage but the radishes haven't arrived yet. That sad day when you take the final winter squash from the shelf in the...

Simple Shredded Savoy Supper

Well it seems we all managed to make it through the horrors of the recent courgette crisis. Good work troops. British bulldog resilience at its best. Except not really, eh? Because, lets face [...]

Unexpectedly Tasty Kale Smoothie

I think it's ok to say it out loud now, don't you? I've kept my trap uncharacteristically shut about this in the past. But let's get it out in the open: kale smoothies are NOT nice...

The ‘Grow Yourself Happy’ Veg Patch Plan 2017

We’re in a bit of a quagmire at the moment, aren’t we? What with all this grubby weather and even grubbier politics. On my dog walk this morning I seem to be slipping over more than...

Blue Cheese, Pear and Chicory Salad

A chicory leaf and a radicchio leaf walk into a salad bar. One leaf says to the other, "I really hate the way the barman in here can never remember which one of us is...

Three simple healthy suppers for winter… & pud

Tasty recipes from today's G&G cookery class: granola bars, steamed fish and veg ribbon parcels, green bulgur wheat salad, roast squash and feta... and, naturally, a pud - rhubarb, saffron and orange blossom honey.

Wassailing mulled cider & honey toast cigars

Wassailing is really the only time my apple trees get any proper attention from me. I have two. One is a James Grieve step-over, which my husband tends with a consideration second only to that...

Leftover Christmas Cake Trifle

My gluts are coming from other quarters besides the garden at the moment. Namely, my mother. Who has bestowed on me the gift of leftover Christmas cake. Lots of it...

We’re up for an award, but we need your vote!

An apologetic digression from the usual to ask for your help. We need your vote! It'll take 2 ticks and would make our Christmas...

Orange, pistachio and chocolate madeleines with cardamom butterscotch sauce

Proust has a lot to answer for. All that chat about madeleines. It's elevated them to 'mysterious French delicacy' status, given them a rarified air of complexity. In fact, they are the work of...

A Fret-Free Feast for Friends

Dinner parties. So 1970s. They reek of vol-au-vents, Margo Leadbetters and awkward silences. The very mention of the D-P words and I am consumed by visions of an Abigail's Party nightmare. No. Not for...

Hedgerow Harvest Crumble

The hedgerow harvest is as bounteous as the veg patch at this time of year. Sloes, cobnuts, damsons, plums – take your pick. The air below every wild apple tree is thick with cider fumes as...

Chilled Cucumber Soup

Planting six cucumber plants was, it turns out, excessive. No matter how much cucumber soup you intend to make. I have been swamped by them for weeks now. Thriving as they do in warm wet conditions...

Harvest Supper Club – 23rd Sept 2016

It's time for another G&G seasonal supper club. This time we'll be setting up our little pop-up at The Tea Set Cafe in the beautiful Cotswold's town of Chipping Norton. As usual, we'll ply you...

Lemon Balm Drizzle Cake

Love an odd herb like lemon balm, me. Yes, the thymes and sages of the world are fine and all, but it's the weird ones that do it for me. The un-buy-ables - chervil, lovage...

Green Bean Carbonara

I will eat green beans with anything. I adore them. But even I get slightly over-whelmed by them come August. It's been a very slow start to the bean harvest thanks to our erratic English...

3 Recipes for Your Courgette Glut

There's really no need to grow courgettes. If you have friends who grow veg then you'll almost certainly be begged to take some off their hands at this time of year. Walk past any allotment...