Courgette and Fennel Salad

September abundance when the days are warm, but the nights are cold, the last courgettes have all come at once, and the fennel, fattening up nicely now, are threatening to bolt to seed. Here’s a crunchy lunch, fresh and crisp to match the bite in the air. Ingredients 5 small courgettes2 fennel bulbsSmall bunch of … Continue reading Courgette and Fennel Salad

September 4th Flowers

And just like that the cool was in the air, nipping at fingers and spinning the first leaves to the ground. Ingredients Sunflower ‘Claret’Sunflower 'Valentine’, Sunflower ‘Vanilla Ice’Sunflower ‘Van Gough’Sunflower ‘Pastiche’Rudbeckia ‘Goldstrum’Crab Apple Branches

Carrot and Saffron Soup

For many of us, spring has sprung early in a hazy, temperate, slightly concerning February. But now it’s March, and the saturation dial is eking up the chart from pale primroses to sunshine yellow daffs. The winter stores beginning to dwindle, but the yellow carrots, dug in November, are still crunchy. This is the second … Continue reading Carrot and Saffron Soup

Spiced Autumn Leaves

The leaves have been blown clean off the boughs in these strong, November winds; the debris left scattered at the foot of woods, in a patchwork of autumnal shapes. The log fires curl sweet smoke from chimney pots, breath catches on the cold air, and the woods are wet and bare. On these days, that … Continue reading Spiced Autumn Leaves

Pumpkin and Quince

When the first winds of Autumn come blowing through, unpicking summer's leaves and bringing them gently to the ground- it's time to go and collect windfall.