It is possible to grow an increasing range of tasty vegetables and herbs in hanging baskets, here are some top tips to get you started.
Edible crops for baskets
Tomatoes –the trailing bush types.
Dwarf French beans.
Salad leaves such as rocket, mizuna and corn salad.
Nasturtiums for colour but are edible too.
Herbs including parsley, chives, basil, mint,…
This dish is great to serve for lunch or for dinner with some green beans on the side.
It’s great to have various recipes on hand to spice up your home-grown kale.
SERVES 2 | Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes
FOR THE CRÊPES
• 25g/1oz butter, melted
• 25g/1oz plain flour
• 225ml/8fl oz milk
Top tips for growing complementary seasonal produce from The Greenhouse People
There’s nothing better than growing your own organic fruit and veg. National Allotments Week (14 – 20th August) seems like the perfect time to look at the ways we gardeners can grow tasty seasonal produce all year round.
Friend or foe?
‘Companion planting’ is key to making the most…
Bring a little Nordic charm to your Christmas table with these tasty Swedish potatoes.
Smother them in herb butter for a sure crowd pleaser over the festive period. They make a great alternative to a roasted spud.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
• 12 medium potatoes
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 60g/2oz butter, melted…
by Gaby Bartai
My verdict on lettuce in soup: yes, but it needs company. Lettuce on its own produces altogether too mild a flavour, but to my taste, an all-spinach soup is just too green for its own good. Half and half makes a happy marriage – while providing a good use for any lettuce that is threatening to bolt.
Add seasonal asparagus to your brunch menu for something a little special.
• A knob of butter
• 8 eggs, lightly beaten
• 1 tsp chopped fresh curly parsley or chives
• 4 slices of rustic bread, toasted and buttered
• 12 asparagus, trimmed and blanched until just tender
1. Add the butter to a pan, pour in…
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