Tag Archives: Garlic

November/December in my garden

Before it’s too late and I miss ANOTHER month in my garden, here’s what’s been happening around my place in the last two months…. ::We’ve entered the hungry gap with plants mostly growing rather than producing food.  But we have … Continue reading

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Garlic update

It’s been a while since I gave you an update on my garlic plants.  They had been growing incredibly well and then a few weeks ago they started looking all droopy. For a number of days I fretted and worried … Continue reading

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Mmmmm, polenta!

I am the biggest fan of polenta.  If it’s on the menu at a restaurant then I order it.  But I have to admit I’ve never been much good at cooking it…until recently.  A few months ago I discovered Russ … Continue reading

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Remembering the broad beans

  When I first started blogging I was quite concerned about posting on topics at the right time of year (see how almost five months of blogging makes me a pro 😉 ).  I thought if I posted a seasonal … Continue reading

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September in my garden

Some highlights from my September garden… :: The nectarine and (I think it’s a) quince  blossoms have graced us with their presence and then left to be replaced by leaves and teeny tiny fruit.  The birds have enjoyed them as … Continue reading

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Pesto-mania

I LURVE pesto.  Not so much the traditional way on pasta.  That always seems a bit carbohydrate laden and too low a vegie quotient for me.  No, I’m a big fan of pesto on toast, on sandwiches, on crackers, as … Continue reading

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August in my garden

There are little signs of spring everywhere: :: I had almost given up hope of my broadbeans every flowering but last week they burst into glorious blooms :: And the peas joined them a day or two later :: My … Continue reading

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Other uses for alliums

The allium family would have to be one of my favourites, they add a lovely flavour to dishes and have the most beautiful flowers. You already know that I’m growing garlic for the first time.  I also grow chives and … Continue reading

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Homegrown Garlic No. 1

Like many people I’ve become increasingly dissatisfied with the imported, dried out, tasteless stuff that masquerades for garlic in our shops.  So a few years ago I started buying my garlic from here.  I’ve been buying their organic Printanor garlic … Continue reading

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