Eat / Grow

Smoked trout salad, home made burgers and Fiddlehead ferns

I’ve had an utterly joyful Easter weekend full of foraging, Easter egg hunts, BBQs and enjoying the first few meals from the garden. Along with home made burgers (good mince with a reasonable fat content, finely chopped fried onion and good bacon, tomato puree, Balsalmic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, chilli, Maldon salt and pepper, all mixed together, formed … Continue reading

Eat / Gift / Grow

Grow your own kits and free wine

  Seedpantry is the latest addition to my garden-retail-therapy favourites, courtesy of its adorable starter kits that include all you need to create a salad window box, herb windowbox and numerous other great urban gardening kits (there’s a great gardening kit for kids too). OK, they’re not the cheapest of kits but they’re gorgeously packaged … Continue reading

Eat / Grow

Grow your own cocktails #4: Garden cocktail menu launched

As you may have realised, I think cocktails and gardening go together perfectly (thus explaining the Pimms Plant, Mojito planter and cocktail garden posts.). As such, I was gratified to discover that awarding-winning restaurant and bar, The Refinery in London has just launched its veg and herb patch cocktail menu, created by Chris Edwards and Richard Proud … Continue reading