Tales from the Heart Kitchen Table

More Come dine with me……..  Cuban and Italiano

More Come dine with me…….. Cuban and Italiano

More Come Dine with me……………. You may remember last year, Sue and Simon held the inaugural CDWM in their beautiful candlelit Wedding Yurt. After many rearrangements, cancellations, etc – (it is very difficult to get a group of 16 plus adults to commit to dates even if they  have already been set). Barbara and Gareth […]

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  June 17, 2014   No comments
LUCY – our girl in the curious kitchen

LUCY – our girl in the curious kitchen

I have just spent a lovely hour with Lucy Simmons, the Curious Kitchen’s teenage cook and recipe tester. As I arrived, Lucy – who is on school holidays, was busy kneading dough for a batch of hot cross buns she is trialling for the Heart kitchen website, but she managed to find time to sit […]

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  April 8, 2014   No comments
A day Foraging the Forest…

A day Foraging the Forest…

Oh what a day for a mushroom foray………   Autumn came round rather slowly last year, the weather stayed mild, the leaves stayed on the trees and boy did it rain nearly every other day!  (Perfect for mushrooms we later found out).  A group of friends had got together one gusty Saturday morning at the […]

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  January 28, 2014   No comments
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
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
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
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