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Monthly Archive for January, 2012

A Kitchen Garden Herball: Rosemary

Was there ever a herb that gave so much and asked so little in return as rosemary? I wouldn’t be without it. I’ve grown it every which way: in my last garden, I trimmed three rosemary bushes into little hedges wrapped round the foot of some trellis. In this garden, I’ve inherited a big blowsy [...]

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When I took up the challenge set by Michelle at Veg Plotting to find salads to eat from my garden every week of this year, it took a little while for the penny to drop that she was starting the challenge at the beginning of the year. Logical, you might think, until it occurs to you [...]

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Romanian Sirbusca (Potato and Root Parsley soup-stew) Deciding what you do with your root parsley once you’ve grown it is easy: you just plump for one of its multiple identities and use it just like you would parsnips, or carrots (or parsley, if you’re using the tops). We had ours roasted alongside the Sunday joint, [...]

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Root parsley ‘Atika’ If there was ever a vegetable which couldn’t make up its mind, this is it. It might be a parsley: and then again, maybe it’s a parsnip. On a good day, it could be a carrot. The identity crisis even affects its common name: take your pick from root parsley, rock selinen, Hamburg parsley, Dutch parsley [...]

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No kitchen garden is complete, I’d argue, without a very large quantity of fruit as well as vegetables. I’m not sure what puts people off growing fruit – it’s ridiculously easy, especially if you compare it to, say, preventing spinach from bolting - yet it’s usually an afterthought, with the possible exception of strawberries. But just growing veg [...]

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