Category Archives: Vivacious vegetables

Recipes containing vegetables as their main ingredient

Rice paper rolls

The first week of Wimbledon has been and gone, and for the cynical among us, as sure as night follows day, ‘rain will stop play’. Yet between these poignant, classic, English summer showers there has been some remarkably ‘balmy’ weather, … Continue reading

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The humble radish

I am quite partial to a radish. I think there is something slightly comedy about their appearance, riotous cerise with white tails. I can’t say I have that many use’s for them, at least I didn’t until this June when … Continue reading

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Nettles

It will come of no surprise to anyone who lives in our green and pleasant land, that the only thing growing with any vigour, after our dubious Spring, are Nettles! I don’t know why they don’t get better press, obviously … Continue reading

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Purple Sprouting Brocolli

‘February’, it’s a pretty bleak month out there in the vegetable patch and particularly mine where the sole survivors of our rather random, extremely wet and at times, cold winter, is some dog-eared rainbow chard. Thankfully the local farm shop … Continue reading

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Pressure’s on, (but this post is out of date)!

Mid way through november and I am beginning to get nervous that the ‘blue’ ones expectations over my cake making skills are somewhat misguided. Naturally I can make a cake but a ‘knights castle’ with a dragon, princess and several … Continue reading

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Soup kitchen

It really is soup time of year and unusually I have invested a little more time than normal into making it. Instead of cooking ‘off piste’ which I have a naughty habit of doing, I have actually been reading and … Continue reading

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A thief in the garden!

Curiously our home in the country is lovingly  known as ‘Blackberry Farm’, but I challenge anyone to find a blackberry on the land. We have wild, wild hedgerows laden with sloes, elder and a host of unknown berries, we have ancient … Continue reading

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‘One pot wonders’

The concept is superb, a ‘one pot wonder’ that can feed and satisfy a table of friends and family with minimum fuss, limited stress and still taste delicious. Of course it exists and can come in all manner of ways. … Continue reading

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‘Give Peas a Chance’

Ooh – I wish the ‘Pink’ one would heed these wise words (the ‘peace’ bit’), endless sleepless nights seem to have enveloped the ‘little people’. The ‘Pink’ one probably has the best excuse of all, poor little egg has got … Continue reading

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A salad from the garden

This is optimistically named because though all these vegetables have been planted in my  garden it assumes they are growing and ready to eat – neither of which is entirely true. Slugs are the real evil at the moment and … Continue reading

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