Beetroot Coleslaw

Beetroot is a misunderstood vegetable. It has so much more to offer than a sad, pickled existence, forgotten at the back of the cupboard.   Young beetroot are delicious raw – no really – and with a few...

Gooseberry Curd

Sneak a look under your gooseberry bush in late June and you will see lots of little berries forming. They are delightfully hairy and translucent. I f you thin them out you will encourage fewer but much la...

Pests

This year I seem to have been besieged by pests – or as my sister calls them “evil weevils”. First to succumb were the step-over apples around the vegetable garden. We went on holiday for a week at the end of ...

Lemon and Lavender Drizzle Cake

W hile Lemon Drizzle is a classic – the addition of lavender elevates it to a new level. Not too much lavender mind or it will smell and taste like cheap soap… What you'll need 250g softened butter 250...