Monthly Archives: May 2014

How to Grow Peas

Sweet, tender, sun-warmed peas podded and eaten straight from the vine are one of the great delights of home gardening.  I suspect very few home-grown peas make it into the cooking pot, or indeed, into the house. Peas are easy … Continue reading

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Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall’s The Ministry of Food: A Review

History geek, kitchen gardener and vintage cookbook collector that I am, I couldn’t help falling in love with Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall‘s The Ministry of Food: Thrifty Wartime Ways to Feed Your Family Today  (2010) the moment I laid eyes on it. … Continue reading

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Lime Delicious Pudding

One of the charms — and challenges — of life as a kitchen gardener is its immediacy. If your hens are laying enthusiastically or you have a tree laden with rapidly ripening fruit,  then you need to find uses for … Continue reading

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