Plums on Parade

David Patch is talking plums and explains why compromise and patience are both important in choosing which variety to grow. Gardening can mean many things to different people, from the aesthetic of creating a beautiful herbaceous border to the sheer visceral pleasure of burrowing in the soil to unearth your first new potatoes of the season. For me, gardening has…

Preparing to grow

More and more people are starting to appreciate the benefits of growing their own fresh fruit and veg and are seeking out their own patch to do just that. Learning to grow your own is not as daunting as it may first seem. Home-grown produce is not just fresher than anything you’ll find in the shops, in growing it you’ll…
Video: How to Make Shakshuka

Video: How to Make Shakshuka

This one-pot dish originated in Tunisia and is a great way to use up your end of season peppers and tomatoes In this video the Kitchen Garden team take you through how to prepare a delicious and warming meal for a cold autumnal day. The following recipe for Shakshuka will serve four people, take ten minutes to prepare and thirty…
Plum Salad with Maple Syrup Crunch

Plum Salad with Maple Syrup Crunch

A pretty and tasty summer salad, great served as a light lunch. SERVES 4 Preparation time: 25 minutes FOR THE MAPLE-NUT CLUSTERS 75g (3oz) sliced almonds 50g (2oz) hazelnuts, roughly chopped 50g (2oz) pumpkin seeds 3 tbsp maple syrup 1 tsp salt FOR THE SALAD 4 plums, halved and pitted 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1/4…

Hibiscus and honey poached plums

Sweet plums have a delicate floral flavour which is enhanced by gentle cooking. Lucy Burton shares her recipe for hibiscus poached fruits July brings with it a sweet abundance of stone-fruits. The crates of glossy cherries, apricots, peaches and plums adorning our corner-shops herald from Italy, Spain and the UK alike, and are perfect for summery puddings.  Perfectly ripe fruits…