Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Monday, April 07, 2014
Try something new
I visited my favourite Asian supermarket yesterday. I live in West London and the suburb of Southall has been the home of people from the Indian sub continent. I decided to look into some of the fresh veggies that I see on sale there. This is what I found.
So how about some Dudhi - Indian melon. Widely grown around Asia, when bigger they become a Calabash or bottle gourd. Peel, de-seed and cook as a vegetable.
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Matron Strikes Gold!
I was out digging in the garden over the weekend when I struk gold! Who would have thought it? There I was minding my own business, weeding my suburban allotment in West London when...
Lo and behold I caught something glinting in my dark London clay soil! So, gold pan in hand (I just found one in the potting shed..) I headed for the water butt to do some more panning. Nugget after nugget they just kept coming.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
The Edible Garden Show
Brandy Carr Nurseries in Wakefield, Yorkshire.
Suttons Seeds stand. Not only did they sell grafted tomato plants (that's good varieties grafted on to strong rootstocks) but they had double stemmed plants, and even 2 varieties grafted on to one rootstock... that's like they do with fruit trees! I didn't buy one, but I could sure pinch out and prune my own tomato plants to grow with two stems! Simples!
Friday, March 28, 2014
A Perfect Day
Edible Garden Show which is on this weekend at Alexandra Palace in North London. High up on Muswell Hill, that tall antenna is where most of us in North and West London used to get our TV signals from. More from the show in the next post.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
There is such a close relationship between growing your own fruit and vegetables, and cooking and eating them in your own kitchen. I was very keen recently to give a short interview to Womans Weekly magazine about blogging, eating and cooking. Sadly I have never been into knitting or sewing so they left that bit out!
Norfolk Millions Pie which was only a slight variation on what we know today. The term 'millions' may have either referred to the fact that pumpkins were highly prolific, or pumpkins were slightly different then and resembled Melons a bit more than they do nowadays.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
here and have also used biological controls to try to help but I think that poor hygiene and cleaning may also be a factor.