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little-ann

did anybody watch Kew on a plate last night, I'm not sure if it's a gardening or cooking program with a bit of food history thrown in for good luck

Dovefromabove

Loved it - thought it was great - and a really good idea - after all, growing and cooking fruit and veg are all part of the same thing really

In my long lost youth everything came straight out of the garden to the table via the cooking pot, to me it was memory and I loved it. With a small holding butchering our own meat and fowl it was to us normality, we also made our own butter, that is the way it was for us old hands Little Ann. There is a trend now towards growing your own, a programme such as Kew on a Plate shows people there are more vegetables and fruits than a few carrots and peas. Our gardens were a living larder year round, even on the bleakest winter day I would bring in veg for my mother.

We lost the ability to grow our own now it is returning and may it flourish I say, a fresh salad from the garden beats any of those plastic containers full of gas to keep it fairly green, watch and learn.

Frank

little-ann

I did enjoy it, just wondered what others thought 

Busy-Lizzie

Wish I'd watched it, it's an hour later in France and I was tired so went to get ready for bed. Is it a series?

Hello Frank, haven't seen you for a bit.

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Really good show well presented

Dovefromabove
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Wish I'd watched it, it's an hour later in France and I was tired so went to get ready for bed. Is it a series?

Hello Frank, haven't seen you for a bit.

Yes, it's a series and well worth watching. 

Yes, good to 'see' you Frank

Hello Lizzie, here in the NE of England winter drags a bit we cannot start as early as the South, like the hedge hogs I hibernate you cannot talk about what you are not doing. Add to that a new fitted kitchen plus the clean up after and time was at a premium. Today the sun is shining, two lots of washing blowing in the wind, the steak for tea coming to room temperature with some lovely fresh veg (from the farm shop not mine) and some chips a quick tea.

It will be back to seed sowing with the sweet peas going in pots, my way is four to a six inch pot and leave them in the pot until time to plant out, sow more seed in the ground as I plant thus they keep coming for a long season.

Can you get catch up Lizzy, it is worth seeing.

Frank.

Hello Dove, now spring has at last arrived, (tongue in cheek, we can still be caught out up here in the wild North ) we can get on with gardening. All the signs are there the forsythia full of buds, daf's standing tall ready to open, life returns thank goodness.

Frank

Yes, definitely worth a watch. Being a chef by trade, I moaned on another thread a couple of days ago about cooking programmes, but this did combine my two loves-food and gardening. Looking forward to summer foods next week.

Hostafan1

I loved it too. And Joe made  it worth watching too.

 

Busy-Lizzie

No iplayer or catch up in France , not meant to watch it at all. It's only thanks to satellites.

Hostafan1

I liked the balance of growing, cooking and Kew based science. OH , who isn't a gardener , but does like cooking loved it too. Maybe for once, they HAVE got the balance right. 

Beaus Mum

Hi Frank, good to see you posting, thought you had gone into hibernation 

Hope you are well, we missed you x

Hello Beaus Mum, aseries of six month after hospital checks, passed with flying colours no further action needed the letters say. At this point again thank you NHS all the talks and examinations on time and plenty of feed back, could not ask for better.

A new kitchen took time, daughters insisted, lovely and better still well under budget, the food tastes the same.

Lawn cut today, it is sunny and fairly warm seeds to go in, strawberries to clean up and start off, a final pruning of some shrubs, herb bed to attend to, yes spring has sprung.

Frank.

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1Runnybeak1

Kew On a Plate.  Lovely programme. Have it on record 

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