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pumpkins

Focus and make time for all delicious things Seasonal!


Pumpkins! Green pumpkins! White pumpkins! Yellow pumpkins! Stripy pumpkins! Okay, and orange pumpkins! Firstly, if you have a pumpkin field, farm or farm shop near you. Go and have a look! There are so many different varieties of pumpkin, each with their own unique flavour profile. Some pumpkins (aka squash) taste like courgette, some like marrow (there’s other things I…

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tomatoes and peppers

Easy idea to use up tomatoes ready in 10 minutes


Tomatoes & Peppers. Summer in the UK usually brings an abundance of tomatoes, cucumbers and courgettes, but the recent hot weather has also brought peppers too! Whilst eating freshly grown produce raw in salads and sandwiches is fantastic, sometimes you can have too much of a good thing, and need a few ideas to switch things up! My tomato plants…

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Pesto zoodles

Make something everyone will love from a courgette?


Courgettes. Yes, it is that time of year, when gardeners and allotmenters in the UK suddenly find courgettes springing up everywhere! We may not have had much rain with our unfamiliar 35c+ heat, but those courgettes still keep growing! This year I’ve been sharing my courgettes with the muntjac deer… or the foxes… or both! I’ve covered them up with…

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picnic board

Pack an amazing picnic so good everyone will want yours!


Picnics. Pack a picnic and head outside! Go to a park, a beach, a forest, even round a friends or in your own garden or allotment! Grab your food, plenty of drink, weather appropiate gear – hats and suncream or wellies and raincoats! Off you go! The Picnic Contents! Anything! Yes, absolutely anything goes on a picnic! You might automatically…

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salad bowl

Create a home salad bar with delicious texture, taste and colour


Salads. Hopefully you are way past the thought of salad being lettuce, tomato and a slice of cucumber, possibly with a sprinkle of cress! Maybe you are in the next stage where you add a bit of carrot, sweetcorn, beetroot, pepper or onion – a bit like a cheap and cheerful restaurant salad bar. Either way, both are good for…

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tofu with greens

Quick and easy five minute protein and vitamin packed lunch


Homegrown greens. Now is growing season! Whether you have an allotment, a vegetable patch, or a window box, now is when you start seeing all your efforts rewarded. Some things, grow much quicker than others and any type of greens is one of those things! The great thing about allotments, apart from the obvious space, is that other plot holders…

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biryani

Make quick & easy biryani for a delicious Eid meal


Biryani. Biryani used to be something which I only ever saw on restaurant menus. I would be very confused when I ordered it and received vegetable curry and vegetable rice! I never understood what biryani was then! Anyway, a few decades later and I know now that biryani is a rice dish! A very tasty rice dish! I am posting…

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mushroom burger on a plate

Try mushrooms to easily make the most delicious Vegan Burger


Vegan Burgers. The great thing about vegan burgers is the fact that you can use almost any ingredient and create something which resembles a burger. Usually, I would use a tofu, bean or chickpea base to bind my ingredients together, this time I have used oats. Mushrooms are a great ‘meaty’ substitute and I often chop a handful, fry them…

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guacamole

Make this oh so simple but delicious Guacamole to share


Avocado. Guacamole is something we make quite a bit at home, often without a recipe, just adjusting as we go until it tastes delicious. You might be thinking, but avocado? Yes, as much as I love guacamole, I am definitely a marmite on my toast kind of girl! To me, an avocado should only be eaten mixed with something else!…

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