How To Grow Pea Shoots

Everyone seems to be talking about growing and eating pea shoots. Heard Holly Willoughby on This Morning this week say that she loves pea shoots. Farming Friends & TopVeg have now collaborated to create a How To Grow Pea Shoots growing card. The TopVeg website always provide me with excellent seed sowing information. If you … Read more

How To Grow Carrots From Seed Instructions

The TopVeg website always provide me with excellent seed sowing information. Farming Friends & TopVeg have now collaborated to create a How To Grow Carrots growing card. If you would like this document as a pdf, just contact farmingfriends and I will email you the document. I intend to print off copies and then laminate … Read more

Zucchini Muffin Recipe

Here is a Zucchini Muffin Recipe sent in by Helene of  Countryside Connection and Once Upon A Pine. Helene has also includedwith the recipe recommendations for healthier / dietary substitutions as well as changes she has adopted over the years. The original recipe has been provided with subsitutions and changes noted in brackets. Helene says, … Read more

The Foodies Books By Joanne Roach

As a former teacher and now a farmer’s wife and farmer/smallholder myself, I love books that are fun but still manage to educate children about food, animals or farming. I was delighted to come across The Foodies set of books written by Joanne Roach. “The Foodies Books are a series of 12 illustrated stories for … Read more

Hessian Potato Sacks Available From TopVeg

I am delighted to announce that TopVeg are now selling hessian bags or sacks for potatoes. The sacks are: 50 x 80cm – not too heavy to lift. ideal for storing potatoes, onions and garlic – allowing them to breathe and they do not sweat. easy for the air to circulate through them. each sack … Read more

Caramelised Beetroot

Made caramelised beetroot to accompany beef burgers, mash, carrots and sugar snap peas and it was delicious, so thought I would share the recipe. Ingredients 1 large beetroot 2 tablespoons of sugar 1 tablesppoon of balsamic vinegar Olive oil Method Peel and cut up the beetroot into about 8 pieces. Boil the water. Place beetroot … Read more