Growing So Beautifully

After a very reluctant start to spring, we are enjoying warm sunny days and the plants in the garden certainly seem to have sensed this change! My kitchen garden is thriving and the little seedlings of yesterday have taken off brilliantly, let me show you around. This is the first time I have sown pak […]

Rescue and Recycle

I must tell you all about this because it does not happen everyday! I was visiting my garden centre for some compost and a few other bits when I stumbled upon a whole heap of empty flower pots that had just been discarded! I could not believe that these were being thrown away so I asked […]

Rosemary and Chives

I love rosemary and it comes as no surprise for my friends and family to see a large shrub living happily on one side of my garden! It requires very little care with just an autumn trim which does it the world of good. Well, last autumn I decided to take a few pruned sprigs […]

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 […]