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Easter Weekend came, chocolate was eaten, garden was prepped for summer, we rescued some garden furniture for the community garden and I made a (hopefully not rash) commitment.


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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day. Again.

The life of Saint Patrick’s has been celebrated for over 1500 years. You’d think by now we Irish would be partied out but not a bit it seems. So whether you’re planning a weekend of green celebrations with bacon & cabbage, Irish fried breakfast, soda bread and the works or just a simple fresh salad I’ve got an illustrated recipe for you.

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Marmalade’s not just for toast.

This time of the year the supermarkets stock the best citrus fruit. We’ve been busy munching on clementines, tangerines and blood oranges. But the short-lived season of Seville Oranges means a short-lived marmalade-making season in the kitchen. Make it now, spread the marmalade love for the rest of the year. Here’s how.

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The Gardening Year 2017

It’s that time of year again… the great seed catalogue browse. Such fun planning this year’s crop. Now’s the time to check what seeds you have leftover from last year and to dream of bountiful times ahead. And the best thing is that all this garden planning can be done in the warmth of your kitchen.

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Stuffed – you, me & cabbages

Sometimes, when you feel well and truly stuffed by life you look for comfort. This is one well-stuffed dish that’ll hug you and make you feel better. At least for a while.

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