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Spiced Kumquat Chutney

So my lovely mother-in-law gave me a nice bag of kumquats and I had no earthly idea what to do with them until I saw a Bon Appetite article for citrus you don’t use but you should. 286 more words


Veggie Soup with Pastina & Parmesan

My husband, Joe, hates peas.  My sister, Sarah, hates peas.  She even won a school contest when we were little for a poem she wrote about how much she dislikes peas.   416 more words


Friday 12th February 2016 - Sowing Broad Beans and Shallots

Today is the day when I get to sow my Broad Beans. This year it’s “Bunyards Exhibition” which I got from Pennard Plants at Gardeners’ World last summer. 171 more words

Radish, Kale & Shallot Gratin

There comes a moment in every CSA season when you have to admit that the vegetables are winning. I am proud to report that, despite the odds, this is not that moment. 296 more words


Spinach, white wine,  mushroom and gruyere topped buttermilk marinated chicken savoury pancakes 

It’s only right to make savoury and sweet pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. We had some buttermilk chicken still marinating, leftover from the boys’ Sunday Super Bowl party. 308 more words

Food Tips

Quick and Dirty: First Starts

First seeds are in their flats! This Saturday, Zebrune shallots and Bleu of Solaise Leeks.

Zebrune has done well for me in past years–good sized little shallots that I started, stuck in the ground, and forgot about till it was time to harvest. 46 more words

Tonight.....Steak with Shallots

Spent a bit more time on this meal tonight, after a busy weekend with a house full of teenagers it was time for the three of us to relax and have this delicious meal together with a very lovely bottle of red wine which I was given for Christmas, we then settled in to watch a movie. 160 more words

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