Bountiful Harvest

Planting out garlic & pea shoots in October

It’s October and I’m still sowing, growing, and harvesting in the garden and the greenhouse, so join us for some autumn and winter seed sowing and an update on last month’s seeds in the greenhouse. We’re also planting garlic in the raised beds and as a bit of an experiment, […]

An August pepper update from the greenhouse

I’m going to blow the suspense by making the intro to this paragraph the conclusion you are all waiting on. The new variety of peppers I’m growing, “King of the North” is a romping success. There I said it. So you may not want to join us in the greenhouse […]

Boxty – a traditional Irish potato pancake

Boxty on the griddle,boxty on the pan,If you can’t bake boxtysure you’ll never get a man Happy St Patrick’s day folks, I hope those of you celebrating have had a fantastic day! Kate and I joined in the celebrations today by having Boxtys for dinner. What are boxtys I hear […]

Radish pickle: slightly spicy and extra crunchy

This morning there was a definite nippy (read freezing) bite in the air, the seasons are definitely changing and we’re all looking for ways to use up or preserve our amazing harvests from our kitchen gardens. So for quite a few of us, our minds will turn to pickles and […]

Carrot salad with ginger and lemon dressing

It’s been mad hot this last few weeks and the idea of being in a hot kitchen cooking or even sitting eating hot food might not be so appealing, but then again not everyone gets excited at the idea of salad for lunch so we thought we’d share one of […]