I got a bit excited about beans this year and planted 4 different varieties! Creamy Italian Borlotti, Cherokee Trail of Tears, a traditional English Runner Bean & a pretty French Bean with violet flowers and a deep purple pod.  We grew them up a pair of...

It's been a busy start to the summer. First we spent a week in Sardinia, where we ate ALL the pasta and spent every day swimming.  I promise you, there is a recipe or two that I need to share with you from our time...

There's nothing quite like the first salad of the season that has been made from ingredients that all come from your own garden. Usually for me this is a simple lettuce salad, maybe dressed with some chives or a few other herbs.  This year, rather excitingly we...

Sometimes all you need is a burger. A big, juicy burger. With loads of trimmings and full of yummy ingredients that when whizzed together and made into a patty become so much more than a sum of their parts.  I've decided to go on a bit...

These little patties have been kicking around my recipe repertoire for a while. I first experimented with something similar around a year ago, using panko breadcrumbs instead of quinoa. Which to be fair worked, but was even lighter & more appetisery than these late summer...

This summer is turning out to be ridiculously busy, in the nicest possible way. What with all the gardening upkeep plus surprise brotherly visits to Switzerland, picnics, holidays and festivals to plan I'm running behind a little on posting and developing Poppy and the Bees.  I'm...

I've been busy. Really, really, REALLY busy. The Gardener muttered about overcommiting ourselves this summer a while back, and my optimistic self ignored it.  It turns out he was right.  To be fair, most of the busy has been pleasure related,  in the past 3 weeks, I've met...