Category Archives: Vegetables

Recipe: Couscous & Halloumi Salad

Whilst this calls itself a salad, its really roasted vegetables with couscous. Its simple to make and the Halloumi cheese adds flavour and texture. Being wheat intolerant, we used a gluten-free couscous and the quantity of couscous should be whatever … Continue reading

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2019-Sowing Tomatoes

2019 Tomato Sowing Despite the weather, I’ve sorted out the tomatoes to grow in 2019. Its a 50/50 split between new varieties acquired from a seed swap and seeds I’ve saved from previous years. The full list is: Angelle, Aunt … Continue reading

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MYHarvest Report

A while ago, I posted a post that included a reference to MYHarvest. Well the group involved have published their first report and I think it makes interesting reading. You can find it here. They’ve taken some figures from us … Continue reading

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Recipe: Stir Fried Vegetables & Omelette

A nutritious, tasty, quick to prepare omelette. As usual things from our garden are in italics. Ingredients (for 2) 4 eggs 100g baby sweetcorn 100g carrots 100g mushrooms 100g green or white cabbage 1 small red onion 1tbsp light soy sauce 2 … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pork & Cabbage Stir Fry

A quick and easy stir fry that goes well with brown rice or noodles. As usual things from our garden are in italics. Ingredients (for 4) 450g pork cut into small strips 1/2 tsp Chinese five spice 1 x Onion sliced … Continue reading

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Recipe: Vegetable & Pearl Barley Stew

A quick to prepare tasty vegetable stew which can be modified by adding more vegetables as you like. Preparation is simple then it sits in the slow cooker until you’re ready for it. As usual things from our garden are … Continue reading

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Tomatoes for 2019

Now is the time of year when I seriously start thinking about what cultivars I’m going to grow. I have limited space and, over time, I’ve reduced the number of different varieties and plants I grow from a maximum of … Continue reading

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Tomato Radio

Unknown tomato variety. Description From the 2018 Seed Swap. I’ve been trying to find anything on the web about this cultivar but there are too many hits about radio discussions about tomatoes to sort the wheat from the chaff. However, … Continue reading

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Tomato Homosa

Medium sized red heritage tomato on an indeterminate plant. Description From the 2018 Seed Swap. A cultivar maintained by the Heritage Seed Library, and that’s all I can find on the web, no information as to where it comes from … Continue reading

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Tomato Angelle

A red Cherry open pollinated tomato on Indeterminate plants Description From the 2018 Seed Swap saved from a supermarket purchase. Now, I don’t entirely agree with doing this, partly because commercial tomatoes are usually F1 hybrids (the commercial growers need … Continue reading

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