Pumpkin Pasta Pie

Pumpkin Pasta Pie

Sometime towards the end of last year, my friend Chris gave us a homegrown, blue pumpkin. I’m amazed to find that I don’t have a photo of it, but it was large, a fairly traditional pumpkin shape, and rather spiffingly blue. It sat on the dining room table for months,...
Tendrils: 170303

Tendrils: 170303

Hello and welcome to Tendrils! I don’t have a heated propagator, and this house doesn’t have an airing cupboard, so my seeds normally have to make to with the ambient temperature of the house. However, I opened the hall closed one morning and discovered it was very...
What is salad?

What is salad?

The news that Iceberg lettuces are being rationed in the UK, due to supply shortages, has made me ponder the nature of salad. When I was growing up, salad was Iceberg lettuce, sliced tomatoes and cucumber. I didn’t eat salad. Fortunately for me, my definition of salad...
Cow-free cream tea

Cow-free cream tea

When I was younger, I used to be a fan of cream cakes – especially chocolate eclairs and those cream-filled meringues. As I got older I moved onto cream teas, preferably with clotted cream. When my body decided it no longer wanted to digest cow’s milk, I kissed all of...
Gardener’s Tax

Gardener’s Tax

One of the nice things about having your own kitchen garden is the Gardener’s Tax. You probably haven’t heard it called that, but you know what I mean – the little tasty treats you ‘skim’ off the harvest, before it makes it into the kitchen 🙂 One of the plants I keep...

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