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Garden produce recipes

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 07:13

Thank you Obelixx, that recipe looks good

looking for inspiration

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 11:48

I would have thought that Santolina is a pretty big plant to edge those beds with. Maybe some small alpine type plants would be better?

Garden produce recipes

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 19:23

obelixx, my Red Baron onions will be ready to harvest very soon, could I have a recipe for the Tatin please?

looking for inspiration

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 19:21

Snoodle; you may spell my name any way you wish That Russian sage is fabulous, I cut some for the house and the scent is lovely. The proper name begins with 'P', (Perovskia or something like that...)  but Nut or Dove would know it. None of us knew that other wonderful scented bush did we?

looking for inspiration

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 20:29

I was thinking herbs too. I would suggest lots of different varieties of thyme. Also oregano and flat leaf parsley, winter savoury, summer savoury (think it is only an annual) tarragon, chives (can be invasive, but can be pulled out) a small prostrate rosemary. Not mint as it is invasive. I use 'Snow in summer' (I think it is properly called cistus tormentosa, but may be wrong) to soften some of my gravel areas. When it gets too big I just use scissors to cut it back; it will always grow towards the sun.

Garden produce recipes

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 19:55

Garden produce recipes

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 09:54

pansy, that sounds great

Garden produce recipes

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 20:18

pansyf, how do you make that?

Garden produce recipes

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 19:50

Pansyface, that is useful knowing that it re-heats well! Haven't made it yet; am still crazy about courgette and herb rissotto.

Made 'Pizzetta' with the first Gardener's Delight Toms.

Heat oven to 200

Cut a sheet of puff pastry in half, place on floured baking tray, 1cm in from the edge of the pastry score with knife, but not all the way through.

Smear Dijon mustard on within the score lines and then place toms cut side up all over within the lines add some shavings of parmesan and a little olive oil. If toms are very sharp tasting add a tiny bit of sugar. Salt and pepper then bake for 15 to 20 mins. Can be re-heated.


Winter veg

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 19:42

HappyG, I'm up in the Fens and I'm hoping the winter is not too harsh so that these veg survive. Sowing seeds in this heat means you really have to water every day! Quite a lot has come up, but have had to sow Fennell again - I think the first lot of seed was too old.

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