Pan Fried Zucchini


Whenever I go onto YouTube or Facebook I’m constantly seeing and advert for Thomas Keller’s Masterclass and the 1.18 point in the trailer is the inspiration for this recipe.  By the looks of things, it’s actually very simple and I’m a firm believer that the easiest recipes or techniques are the tastiest.  Ingredients 1 Zucchini […]

August 2, 2018

Strawberry shake


This is the most perfect and easiest strawberry shake to make when you’re in the midst of a heatwave… Which we’re in the midst of at the moment here in the UK. Did you know that you can grow strawberries in a window garden? Ingredients  1 full pint glass of strawberries 1/2 pint of milk […]

July 15, 2018

How to look after your plot when you’re on holiday

Allotment Diary

Holiday season is nearly upon us and lots of gardeners and allotment enthusiasts will be going away to recharge their batteries and take advantage of a well earned rest. As an allotment holder, there’s nothing worse than going away and returning to something else undesirable. I’ve come up with ten tips so you can enjoy […]

July 8, 2018

Venice’s Gardens and Green Space


Last year we went on holiday to Venice and I thought it would be a good opportunity to seek out green spaces and sources of produce in other parts of the world. In the end I didn’t find much. As luck would have it food blogger Alice Mulhearn from To The Table arrived to live […]

July 4, 2018

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Allotment Diary

So I haven’t blogged for a while and I was thinking of a way to post an update you on what’s been happening at the allotment over the last month or two in an interesting way. With that in mind I decided to write an update with a Sergio Leone theme whereby I can highlight […]

June 17, 2018

10 Reason why gardening is awesome!

Top 10s

Last week, National Gardening Week just passed us by. What better excuse than to sit back and reflect on why I love gardening and why we should all be doing it in some sort of capacity, whether it’s tending to indoor plants, a window box or a garden. Here’ are my 10 reasons why gardening is […]

May 1, 2018

Picking Rhubarb

Champagne, Rhubarb

Picking Rhubarb is great because it’s probably one of the first signs of the year that all of your hard work has paid off. As I’ve said before, throughout the year rhubarb is one of those really low maintenance plants that offers a great return. It’s a great filler in cakes, crumbles and tarts. I […]

April 26, 2018

Sowing Tomatoes: San Marzano

San Mazarno, Tomato

Little did I know when I received a copy of Kitchen Garden magazine that I would be growing one of the most unknown but used tomatoes of our time. Shortly after sowing the Red Cherry tomato I sowed San Mazarno plum tomatoes. I really wanted to grow plum tomatoes because not only do I not […]

April 25, 2018

Sowing Tomatoes: Red Cherry

Red Cherry, Tomato

I discovered Red Cherry Tomatoes last year, and ever since my discovery I thought – I must try and grow them. So my favourite cherry tomato is Gardener’s Delight and I think I’ve been quite vocal about this, so these will be a nice addition to my tomato collection this year. That’s right, I’m still […]

April 23, 2018

Planting Jermor Shallots

Jermor, Shallots

Planting Jermor Shallots is something I did ages ago, back in February, but I’ve only just got around to writing about until now. I planted these way before the Beast from the East and Storm Emma decided to darken our doors. It feels like ages since I’ve grown shallots, but if I had to take […]

April 22, 2018