garden notebook

  • Strawberries

    Strawberries were one of the first plants I was given to start in the garden, not long after we moved into our home. I’ve found they are just about the most hardy and reliable plant in the garden, and the only challenge is beating all of the birds and bugs to the fruit. Strawberry Diary

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  • Garlic

    Garlic is a must-have in our kitchen. I once blitzed up 20 entire bulbs of garlic to make garlic paste which I froze. There is no containing the smell of garlic once it has been processed like that — no matter how many layers and containers you wrap it in, it will permeate into every…

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  • Potatoes

    Potatoes are a staple of most kitchens, but they were rarely on the menu in our house until these past few years, as we tended towards the rice and pasta end of the carb spectrum, partly because the flat we rented didn’t have an oven, which reduced our potato cooking options considerably. Ever since growing…

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