Pickling Cucumbers

I am harvesting so many cucumbers this summer that even after sharing with friends and neighbours, I am left with more than my family can eat! This has inspired me to preserve them this year and I have decided to make pickles. So another batch harvested this week and I am going to try my hand […]

Fresh Spinach Falafel

Spinach this month is certainly doing its thing in my raised bed and with the rain and warmer spells, it is becoming so lush. Oh the joy of harvesting vibrant green leaves from your own kitchen garden! Of course having such lovely greens can only mean its necessary introduction to one of my favourites … the […]

Chives and Sweetcorn Fritters

Chives are flourishing this spring in my garden! They have a wonderful sweet onion flavour without being too sharp and therefore so easy to add to salads, soups and tasty concoctions like these gluten free sweetcorn and red pepper fritters which hold a lovely promise of summer! Easy and quick to make, filling the kitchen […]

Kale Falafel

With lots of purple and green kale from the garden, I thought they might make a great addition to my falafels. Chives are also flourishing in this warmer weather and they will certainly give a fresh herb flavour. Now that’s all my greens sorted! For the base, I am using raw chickpeas which I have soaked overnight in […]

Chives in an Omelette

The beautiful green from the chives in my garden this month is very inspiring when it comes to my cooking. After the cold dull days of winter, March brings in the welcome warmth and sunshine to not only the garden but also to my kitchen! Chives have a light onion flavour which is very fresh […]