Gardening Resources

For all you budding gardeners out there we have some resources you may find useful. How To Grow Herbs For Cooking eBook         At a cost of only £4.00 the How To Grow Herbs For Cooking eBook will provide you with information about: how to grow herbs, sizes of herbs, growing herbs … Read more Gardening Resources

Eat Tapas Day Monday 28th February 2011

I have been sent an email about Spanish cuisine, produce and ‘Eat Tapas Day’ which is on Monday 28th February. The information I have been given says that, The fiesta, which falls on a Monday, is dedicated to the great Spanish custom of accompanying drinks with a small plate of food or ‘tapa’. Tradition has … Read more Eat Tapas Day Monday 28th February 2011

Spinach Beet Growing In Veg Garden & How To Use It

I have been growing spinach beet in the veg garden this year for the very first time. The leaves have started to get big and so I asked Topveg when I could start to harvest the spinach beet leaves. Once I knew that the leaves were ready to harvest I wasn’t sure how to use … Read more Spinach Beet Growing In Veg Garden & How To Use It

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 Pea Shoots

Vegetable Gardening April 2010

Today (Saturday) has been a gloriously sunny April day so I decided to get out in the veg garden. My veg garden has been abit of a disgrace so this year I am making a concerted effort to keep on top of the dreaded nettles! A few weeks ago I planted broad beans, peas, runner … Read more Vegetable Gardening April 2010

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 How To Grow Carrots From Seed Instructions

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 Zucchini Muffin Recipe

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 The Foodies Books By Joanne Roach

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 Hessian Potato Sacks Available From TopVeg

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 Caramelised Beetroot