Country life · Food & Drink · Harvest · Kitchen garden

The annual rush to bring in the onions…

I’ve been growing vegetables for a few years now, but each year I seem to forgot what I need to do when. Often I find myself referring to seed packets, books or the internet. The crop that always catches me out is the onions. Although they are probably the most obvious crop, I tend to forget… Continue reading The annual rush to bring in the onions…

Country life · Gardening · Kitchen garden

New blooms and burgeoning produce…

I love this time of year. The sun has begun to shine for longer, the garden is starting to come alive with unfurling blooms and the veg patch is flourishing. In the kitchen garden we have apricots, blackcurrants, gooseberries and cherries coming through, in the greenhouse we have tomatoes, melons, chillis and peppers coming on strongly… Continue reading New blooms and burgeoning produce…

Cooking · Country life · Kitchen garden · Rhubarb

For the love of rhubarb…

Let’s get one thing straight – I love marmalade. Generally I like food – a lot, and, on a par with marmalade, I rate rhubarb. Rhubarb is one of those quintessentially English foods that remains largely seasonal. Each year in the garden, together with courgettes, it’s the vegetable I always tend to have a glut of. This… Continue reading For the love of rhubarb…