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Thoughts on……Month 29: Busy days & the Malvern Show.

Another month has whizzed by…..and life seems to get busier by the day. It was great to end the month on a high by visiting the RHS Autumn Show at Malvern with friends….it was a wonderful day full of agricultural machinery, rural crafts, beautiful flowers & veggies…….friends and fun.

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In the Kitchen: Achocha and Chickpea Curry.

Hmmmm, what to do with the Achocha harvest……I take the plunge and have a go at cooking with a vegetable completely new to me. I literally had no idea when to harvest it, what to look for or how to cook it…..so I flew by the seat of my pants. How did it turn out? Tune in to see.

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A postcard from……Kew Gardens. Part 1 – The Vegetables.

During a rare day off I get the treat of the year…….a day out at Kew Gardens with the wonderful Richard and Paul. It was a truly special and magical day with so much to see and wonder at. Here I share my excitement over the various vegetable and herb gardens. In part 2 I will be sharing some of the amazing structures and sights around the gardens.

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Vivi’s Kitchen Garden 217: Harvesting Coco de Paimpol & ideas for fallow beds.

It is finally time to harvest the precious Coco de Paimpol…..my favourite and, now, most treasured bean……they thoroughly deserve the time and attention they will get over the coming days during this very narrow window of harvesting opportunity. As more and more beds are harvested my thoughts turn towards winter and how I will manage my fallow spaces to give me the best start to next year……