Passion and Provenance

Heart Kitchen goes Al Fresco Italiano…….

Heart Kitchen goes Al Fresco Italiano…….

Our great friend Barbara decided that she would love to learn to make pasta and it has been something on her ‘bucket list’ for some time; so when Heart Kitchen suggested that she may like to come and spend the afternoon with them in their beautiful Al Fresco Kitchen and cook up some delights with […]

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  August 14, 2013   No comments
Pasta fun…….Pasta facts……

Pasta fun…….Pasta facts……

Did you know……. There are more than 600 pasta shapes produced worldwide. Your cooking water should be rapidly bubbling, heavily salted – a bit like drinking from the ocean – this is what gives pasta flavour Love is everything Eat immediately with joy, gusto and noise, no manners needed Pasta does not originate from Italy. […]

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  August 8, 2013   3 comments
The Basil Barrow

The Basil Barrow

So here’s a neat idea!! I had grown a multitude of basil plants from seed in the poly tunnel, all in small, ordinary, little plant pots and wondered how to make the best of them. I took one, old, rusty wheel barrow, with holes in! filled it with multipurpose potting compost and planted all the […]

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  July 24, 2013   2 comments
HERBIDACIOUS!!!!

HERBIDACIOUS!!!!

The newly planted herb bed is going ‘great guns’, looking stunning and smelling and tasting delicious! The bed was built about 3 months ago and made simply from sleepers to create two herb beds, a seat and a table. The obvious benefit of this is that I can sit within the herbs with a nice […]

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  July 24, 2013   3 comments
They’ve got legs…….at last!!

They’ve got legs…….at last!!

At long, long, last! with the coming of the beautiful, hot, sunny weather, all is beginning to grow. I was starting to think I would be harvesting very slim pickings this year, but my fears are gone…..abundance is commencing 🙂 In the poly tunnel the cucumbers are forming and it’s looking like the ‘Year of […]

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  July 18, 2013   No comments
Look what I picked in my garden today!

Look what I picked in my garden today!

My little kitchen garden is finally coming to life, after months of bleak barrenness, heavy, cold soil and slow slow growing seeds, we are starting to be able to harvest a few crops. Tender, succulent mixed leaves and little gems were abundant last week, we have had a few delicious asparagus spears, picked and eaten […]

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  July 10, 2013   No comments
Wow –  Croatia!

Wow – Croatia!

Last week, 7 friends, my lovely husband and I went to stay in Villa Vista, Viganj on the Peljesac Peninsula. What a place! The views alone were enough to sustain you through the somewhat inclement and unusual weather. We were lucky enough to witness one of the loudest, longest thunderstorms I have ever encountered:  the […]

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  June 13, 2013   1 comment