Grow sweet potatoes

If you would like to cultivate your own sweet potatoes you need to start these off undercover as they are tender plants. You can buy tubers or slips from many seed companies in spring and  plant up in containers. Large pots or potato bags are ideal and then place inside […]

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Veg at a glance – Spring onions

Spring onions or salad onions add a great bite to a green salad but they are also good for stir-fries or in sandwiches. Emma Rawlings offers some top tips on growing this popular crop. Getting started Spring onions can be sown straight into the ground. About a week beforesowing take time […]

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Recipe: Strawberry Avocado Smoothie

This is a great recipe to start the day with. It’s light and fruity, and the flavour of your home-grown strawberries really comes through in this smoothie. SERVES 4 250g (9oz) strawberries, hulled, washed 1 avocado, peeled and stone removed 450ml (16fl oz) almond milk 200g (7oz) flavoured yoghurt 1 […]

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Recipe: Strawberry Swirl Meringues

The strawberry season is one of the highlights on the harvesting calendar for many. Try using some of your strawberry jam in these pretty meringues, and serving them up with whipped cream. 2 organic egg whites 100g (3½oz) caster sugar FOR THE JAM 200g (7oz) hulled strawberries 200g (7oz) granulated […]

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Recipe: Rhubarb Jam Butterfly Cakes

Sweet, elegant and very tempting, these little cakes are making the most of this season’s rhubarb. They are great for kids to help out with too. MAKES 12 100g (3½oz) butter 100g (3½oz) caster sugar 2 large free-range eggs 100g (3½oz) self-raising flour 1 level tsp baking powder FOR THE […]

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Recipe: Pear And Marzipan Tartlets

Making sweet pastry on a blustery, cold day can really lift the spirits. These little tarts are a perfect teatime treat, for friends and family to enjoy on a grey day. MAKES 8 TARTS FOR THE PASTRY 225g plain flour 100g butter 80g sugar 1 large free-range egg ½ lemon, […]

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