Category Archives: Herbs

The wonders of growing Lettuce – Chicken and Olive Salad

I’ve said it before and I’m afraid I’m going to say it again.  Having a fresh supply of salad growing in your garden or on your windowsill is life changing.  Most importantly, you really savour it.  Having watched it grow it … Continue reading

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Saving the Herbs!

I had a complete over abundance of herbs left over from some recipe testing last week.  They were sitting in the fridge slowly begining to lose life and needed to be used now before their only possible destination was the bin.  As much as I … Continue reading

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Ginger Juice

Yesterday I somewhat over eagerly embarked on the process of making ginger beer.  I was pretty excited by the prospect and in my excitement I clean forgot to check if I had all the ingredients.  So I had my ginger and sugar … Continue reading

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Rocket Pesto

Pesto is one of the best ways of using up leftover rocket or pretty much any leafy herb.  You can add whatever nut you have to hand and then beyond that it’s just a matter of some parmesan or pecorino, some extra-virgin olive … Continue reading

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Basil Oil

My basil plant which has been throwing out beautiful leaf upon beautiful leaf throughout the summer is starting to look a little unhappy about the shift in temperature.  What to do with its delicious leaves and best preserve the natural flavour for as long … Continue reading

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