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Polytunnel potatoes: triffids arise

In the last two weeks, the Red Duke of York potatoes have taken on a life of their own. They have been fleeced as there is a chance of frost until the end of the month, Whilst the poly tunnel might reach the heady heights of 30 something degrees, it can still suffer a rapid drop in temperature at night. 151 more words


This means war

Unfortunately, today I spotted the first damage to the vegetables this year. The carefully nurtured Spagna Bianco beans, in their own small bed, had had their leaves eaten. 281 more words

Grow Your Own

Garden - May 2015

With the wind and rain

Everything starts to grow

South Wales

Pollo Gisado with Rice & Red Beans

When Raf and I were first married (almost 30 years ago now!) we lived in Panama for a few years. As I had never been exposed to Latin food (not Mexican…Latin) I was enthralled with all the different flavors I tasted in Panama. 482 more words


Going Retro

Sometimes I just want a good simple satisfying meal. Meatloaf is a crowd pleaser. But it can also be dry and boring. So here we jazz it up. 270 more words


Salmon with a prawn, cheese and herb crust

Shaun’s eyes watered when I told him his prawns were going into the blender, but it had to be done. There were only a few left over – not enough to make them the focus but enough make into a cheesy crust. 308 more words


Potato & Leek Soup

This beautifully simple soup is rich and creamy and it’s hard to believe it’s made from two such humble ingredients – potatoes and leeks. But when they are cooked and blended together a bit of magic happens in the pan and you create a warm and satisfying soup. 171 more words

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