August

Monday 10th May 2010

So two of the big supermarkets are trying to muscle into the organic veg box market. When I heard the news last week, I didn... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Corn on the cob was always one of my favourite vegetable treats as a child. I spent some great years of my childhood living in Tanzania where maize (corn) and to a lesser extent sweet potato, are the staple carbohydrates in the diet. Despite its regularity on the dinner table however it never seemed to lose its appeal. Best of... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

The hot weather and a nice splash of rain has at last brought on the first pick of raspberries. The raspberries are grown by Kit Barker, just south of Cambridge. Kit also grows plums, gooseberries and cherries for us. The season for the raspberries is quite long so we should, weather permitting; have them available for you until the middle... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

I know what you are all thinking... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

The papers seem to be rife with stories of vegetable shortages, as the warm weather looks set to creep on into August. It is lovely to enjoy a truly glorious summer without the infamous British summer rain; but it's not so wonderful for the crops that have been battling through the heat just to stay alive. Stan and the team... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

It is difficult to know how to respond to Tesco... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

I am not sure whether to respond with pride or irritation to Tesco and Sainsburys... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

The fruit and veg box has the first of the English Victoria plums and Discovery apples, which have a wonderful perfume and flavour but like most early varieties must be eaten quickly because they soon go woolly. The mangoes are from the South of Spain. It is time for my annual ode to the turnip. Don... continued