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Last Days of Summer

The Autumn Equinox is but a few days away, but I don’t need a calender to tell me autumn is coming. The cooler weather has slowed down the courgette and marrow production, the outdoor tomatoes are starting to look the worse for wear and the cosmos is needing constant pruning to maintain its good looks. 375 more words


Piet Oudolph Planting Genius

We made another trip to the Hauser and Wirth Gallery in Bruton Somerset this week and as expected the planting was stunning.

A beautifully illustrated planting plan relating to each bed is available in the gallery shop making it possible to identify every plant and every plant combination. 75 more words

Cut Flower Gardening

16 minutes is all it takes

Frozen chips I just don’t get them.

Tasteless, not that cheap and take ages to make.  Well you have to heat the oven to the required temperature and ok you can just tip the frozen chips on to a tray and wait, but it still takes longer than making them fresh. 249 more words


Comforting creamy potato, cabbage and onion bake

I made this dish as an accompaniment to a recent St Patrick’s day dinner with a gammon joint on the side but the beauty of this recipe is that it is good for any occasion. 289 more words



Everybody loves a good chip (don’t they?)

My parents used to make me the most delicious chips as a child … Such simple meals I remember fondly but always so delicious. 393 more words

Maris Piper

Self-flagellation: Heston Blementhal's Triple Cooked Chips

Sometimes the wheel does indeed benefit from a bit of re-invention. And in this case, when I say wheel, I mean potato. Very much the same way that chef Joel Robuchon is credited with having birthed… 1,070 more words

Self Flagellation

Never Been So Slow To Sew

It was really rather silly and annoying to admit, but my venture into sewing a dress for Maris was like ice skating after many years of not being on skates. 165 more words