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  • Hull, East Yorkshire
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Kitchen Garden - It's getting closer!

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 5:32 1 Comment

Can't believe what a day or two of hard work has achieved.   In Kitchen Garden - It's getting closer, you'll be amazed how quickly we chopped off overhanging branches, dug up scrubby bits and pieces of bushes that had been seeded by the many birds and pigeons that frequent…

Chestnut & Butternut Squash Risotto

Posted on November 17, 2013 at 5:57 0 Comments

In my quest for recipes using Chestnuts from the Sweet Chestnut tree, I came across this Chestnut and Butternut Squash recipe from the Good Food magazine.  It ticks all the boxes, as far as I’m concerned, as I’m researching and stockpiling as many recipes as I can for when my Sweet Chestnut tree hopefully produces masses of those sweet nuts.  

OK, I know it could be a long wait, as I haven’t yet planted one! But I can practice using Merchant Gourmet packaged or tinned ones, or even…


Cooking with Chestnuts - Plus Recipes

Posted on November 2, 2013 at 7:15 1 Comment

Cooking with Chestnuts begins with researching how to eat and cook with Sweet Chestnuts. I have come across all sorts of articles  and facts, so before we get to the recipes, here are some important points about choosing, preparing and cooking your Sweet Chestnuts, and interesting ideas on what to do with them. With thanks to The Epicurean Table, …


Compost Heap: I'm so excited!

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 6:56 2 Comments

Compost Heap - I'm so excited!

Yes.  Excited!  I can't believe it myself.  Oh how my life has changed.  It used to be new shoes, or a new dress or even having my nails done.  But now ...... it's a compost heap, made by Erik.  This is it - the start of our new Kitchen Garden.  OK, it's a small start, and to most people not the most beautiful object to excite them, but to me it's the beginning.…


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