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Something for the weekend?

Published by Jamie's Gardener | May 3, 2013 | In Blogs, Fifteen, Gardening, Ingredients | 1 Comment »
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As regular visitors to this site will know, Fifteen has just reopened its doors after a complete refurbishment and has a new head chef, Jon Rotherham, at the helm. Excitingly, the menu will change on a daily basis. Equally excitingly,

Asparagus – gorgeous but not here for long!

Published by Ren Behan | April 24, 2013 | In Seasonal cooking, Blogs, Gardening, Guest blogs, Ingredients, Recipes, Ren's blog | 887 Comments »
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By Ren Behan St George’s Day officially marks the start of the British asparagus season. The season is short, usually just eight weeks long, during which British growers guarantee some of the freshest asparagus around. In some cases, particularly in

Food for foragers – the wild garlic story

Published by Ren Behan | April 22, 2013 | In Blogs, Gardening, Guest blogs, Ren's blog | 532 Comments »
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By Ren Behan Wild garlic might sound like a rare ingredient only used in posh restaurants, but it’s actually one of the most commonly foraged edible leaves and it can be found growing in abundance, in the woodlands, at this

Mind the gap (part 3) – Grasp the nettle

Published by Jamie's Gardener | April 18, 2013 | In Blogs, Gardening | 11 Comments »
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This peculiar phrase, which recommends tackling problems decisively, arises from the belief that nettles will not sting if they are seized firmly and swiftly. This presses their stinging hairs flat, it is true, but you still have to let go

Mind the gap (part 2) – Ramson notes

Published by Jamie's Gardener | April 9, 2013 | In Blogs, Gardening | 908 Comments »
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What a difference a week makes. Spring is finally here. Yesterday afternoon the wind swung round to the southwest, for what I think, incredibly, is the first time in three months, bringing much warmer air with it and the rain

Mind the gap (part 1) – Hairy bittercress

Published by Jamie's Gardener | April 3, 2013 | In Blogs, Gardening | 7 Comments »
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The leanest time of year in the vegetable garden is not the depths of winter but now, in early spring. Stored produce is dwindling, past its best or has run out altogether. The same is true for crops that overwinter

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