Winter has announced its arrival with frosty mornings and chilly evenings and you know what the start of winter marks - seed potato season and that is surely something to celebrate!
This month's recipe is really rather simple and is less of a recipe than a method but I thought given the startling increase in food prices, it might be a good idea to remember that with a bit of imagination the humble potato can be turned into a delightful, nutritious and hugely satisfying meal.
Easter is almost here and although there does not seem to be cause for much celebration at the moment - Easter is primarily about hope and renewal. Hope for better times ahead and it does seem that there is some light appearing at the end of the pandemic tunnel; I will take whatever good news I can get! I can also let you know that our pledge to donate a percentage of our online grass seed sales for Ukrainian aid relief has raised over $1000.
There really isn’t a bad time to eat cake but if I had to pick the perfect time it would be Autumn. The sun is neither too bright nor too hot and there is enough of a bite in the air to lend an extra helping of satisfaction to sitting down with a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Autumn also happens to be the season of pears so here is a gorgeous recipe for a pear and ginger cake care of the inimitable Nigel Slater.
These beautiful late summer days make it hard to see how much sorrow has befallen the world. We can only hope that at some point the people that have the power will ultimately choose to do the right thing. In the meantime we will do what we can to show our support for those suffering right now by contributing 5% of our online grass seed sales for the month of March to help those affected by the Ukranian war.