Strawberries are among the easiest and most adaptable fruits we can grow since they are just as happy in a strawberry pot on the patio or a hanging basket as they are in the soil on the veg plot.
Yet they are expensive in the shops and once you have tasted a homegrown strawberry you will never want to buy…
Lifting and planting strawberries
A lovely day out on the plot before storm Dennis arrives. I decided to lift some strawberry runners to plant up in pots. The old bed is going to be dug up and used for vegetables but I wanted to keep some of the strawberry plants. I chose runners that had rooted and had good clean,…
Crispy nests topped with luscious crème fraîche and this season’s best fruits.
Add a few mint leaves for added flavour, or some grated dark chocolate.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
• 400g/14oz strawberries, quartered
• 400g/14oz melon, peeled and cubed
• 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and diced
• ½ lime, zest of
• 6 meringue nests
1. In a…
A lovely cooling and not too sweet dairy-free ice cream, perfect for serving on a summer’s day.
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooling time: One hour
• 2 tins full fat coconut milk
• 450g/16oz strawberries, hulled
• 100g/3½oz sugar
1. In a blender combine all the ingredients, except for 4-5 fresh strawberries, and blend until smooth.
Fresh and perfect for a summer lunch or barbecue, this colourful salad looks great at the centre of the table…
• 1 medium cucumber
• 200g strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
• 100g feta
• A bunch of grapes, sliced in half
• ½ lemon, juice of
• 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
• Small bunch fresh mint,…
A light dessert perfect for a summer’s day in the garden and great for kids to help with too.
• 400g (14oz) strawberries
• ½ lime, juice of
• 250g (9oz) marshmallows
• 400ml (14fl oz) double cream
1. Roughly chop the strawberries and put them in a saucepan together with the lime juice, and stir over a…
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