Lessons from Lavender Cottage 1947

Lettuce Ice Queen

Lettuce soup as a starter for smart food thinking An article in The Guardian Cut Your Food Waste tells me that the amount of food we throw away in the UK is frightening.  “The average UK household throws away 5kg of food a … Continue reading

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When was the last time you bought a gardening book?

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To answer my own question it’s been a while. When I got my first garden and ‘discovered’ gardening I bought a handful of tomes, some ‘how to’s’ a couple extolling design principles and others with an historical/classical garden bent.  I’ve … Continue reading

There’s nothing fishy about this Pumpkin cake!

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One of the reasons I grow so many pumpkins is their versatility. Easy to roast, soup, curry, stew and transform into sweet treats. The other and probably the real reason is that I simply love growing them – I’m fascinated by shapes, colours and textures. … Continue reading