SARAH THE GARDENER

Category: COOKING


Rhubarb Cordial

While it was windy the other week, lately it has been so calm than it would be easy to rebuke the naysayers who frequently declared “ohh it will be windy there.”  If you only came to visit once and it…

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Radish Relish

Radish is a quick and easy crop, and this is where the flibbertigibbet of season worked in my favour.  I was late getting them in and ordinarily the weather warms up and then all they do is bolt to seed…

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How do you eat an elephant?

A spoonful at a time! While most of the garden is still very new and either recently planted or still to be planted, there are some crops that have been in for ages.  The onion and the garlic were the…

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Sweet Chilli Goodness

I don’t know about you but I needed a break from all that heavy sciency stuff.  You should see what I have been looking into for us next!  I do have to say it has been a great distraction from…

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New cordial from old strawberries

It might sound sacrilegious this early in the season, but I found myself with a rather large bowl of strawberries in the back of the fridge. I had harvested a mountain of berries before heading out for the evening and…

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Inauthentic Kimchi

February has mostly been kind so far, the days that have been hot and sunny have not disappointed and have been proper summer hot and sunny.  We just won’t talk about the other days…   But things in the garden…

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Marrow Chips

Is that even a thing?  Well it is now, especially in our house as I crunch my way through a bowl of deliciousness.  With the holidays behind us and routine returning to normal, much to our surprise the sun decided…

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Hot buttered toast with a good blob of Black Currant Jam

A lot of things are demanding my attention in the garden at the moment as the festive season neglect is slowly coming to an end.   I’m torn between doing a systematic overhaul one bed at a time so the garden…

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Fake it until you make it

There was a break in the weather, so I decided to crack on regardless of the muddy, floody grass around the garden.  The raised beds themselves had drained nicely, so the soil structure around the garden just had to take…

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I tried to make marshmallow – the old school way.

This is another of those weird and wonderful things that find their way into my odds and sods bed.  I spotted the seeds in a catalogue last winter.  It seems like such a long time ago now, but I remember…

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