Home grown!

The garden is doing brilliantly this year and here is a nice little salad I put together, all home-grown except the feta cheese! Spinach, mint, dill, peas, purple mange-tout, baby broad-beans, marjoram and dressed with sea salt and coarse ground black pepper and chilli flakes, strawberries and raspberries to finish… the taste of summer!  


Rhubarb… with a raspberry sponge topping!

  I cut all our  rhubarb the other day and needing to make a pudding for tonight’s tea for my daughter’s new boyfriend, I thought I would stew it and put a sponge topping on it. Beat 8oz (200g) caster sugar and butter or margarine (8oz, 200g)  until very pale and creamy  


How does my garden grow?

We were so thrilled with how well our garden did last year; our raised beds were full of lovely vegetables, our apple trees were laden with almost too much fruit, and the japonica was equally full of lovely quinces. We were full of optimism and anticipation for this year’s harvest… there was a very warm spell in February, […]