Category Archives: winter recipes

In praise of salsify and sunshine

After a month in which I was beginning to think that I might never get out into the garden again, let alone do any gardening, and that the only option was to build an ark, the sun is finally out. … Continue reading

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Brussel Sprout soup

I was possibly over enthusiastic when I planted out 12 brussel sprout plants last year.   I love sprouts, but each stalk has a surprisingly large number of sprouts on it, so I’ve still got a lot left.  I have … Continue reading

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First harvest of 2012

As soon as I saw the first signs of purple on my Purple Sprouting Broccoli earlier in the week I knew that I wouldn’t be able to resist harvesting it for long.  I should probably call myself The Impatient Gardener. … Continue reading

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Banana, Apple, Almond and Polenta cake

So this is the cake I made to stop the kids from eating the Christmas cake before it even cooled enough to come out of the tin.    They wanted banana bread and I wanted to make an almond and … Continue reading

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Very Easy Christmas Cake

Stir up Sunday came and went at the end of November, I thought about making a Christmas cake, but I couldn’t really face it.    In the past when I’ve made a proper dried fruit Christmas cake my daughter has … Continue reading

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The trouble with brussel sprouts

I’m a big fan of the brussel sprout, but in the last few weeks my love of them has been sorely tested.    When I planted them back in the spring they grew magnificently and healthily.   I staked them … Continue reading

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