sara | February 22, 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 it that [...]
sara | June 15, 2010
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 them [...]
sara | April 23, 2010
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 would like [...]
sara | April 10, 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 beans [...]
sara | March 15, 2010
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 the sheet so [...]
sara | February 10, 2010
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, [...]
sara | September 13, 2009
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 children [...]
sara | August 7, 2009
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 will hold approximately 28lb.
Introductory price [...]
sara | August 6, 2009
Made caramelised beetroot to accompany beef burgers, mash, carrots and sugar snap peas and it was delicious, so thought I would share the recipe.
1 large beetroot
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 tablesppoon of balsamic vinegar
Peel and cut up the beetroot into about 8 pieces.
Boil the water.
Place beetroot in boiling water for about 5-10 minutes.
Remove beetroot from [...]
sara | June 18, 2009
I have a glut of guinea fowl eggs which are delicious soft boiled, and in fact my favourite soft boiled egg. My friends over @ TopVeg suggested that I try serving asparagus with soft boiled guinea fowl eggs so here is the recipe.
Bunch of asparagus tips. (5/6 per person)
Bread for toasting. (2 per person)
Bacon rashers. [...]