How to eat an entire squash or pumpkin with nothing wasted!

The season of gourds, ghouls, pumpkins, squashes and ghosts is upon us and there is so much you can do with these colourful fruits other than carving scary faces into them  (I want to call them vegetables, but apparently they are technically fruits) There are loads of recipes out there for how to use them
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They’re not from there and they don’t taste anything like it…

Jerusalem artichokes actually originate from North America and I think they taste a little like Chinese water chestnuts, especially if you slice them up and stir fry them. Several months ago we went to a seedling swap in Preston Park in Brighton (organised by Harvest, BHOGG and Brighton and Hove Food Partnership).  We took some of our spare
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A home grown winter salad!

Around a week or so ago, I had the last salad of the year from our veg garden.  Everything was homegrown and it included: tomatoes – yellow and red cucumber radishes rocket pak choi courgette chives lemon balm We (i.e. my husband) planted the cucumber and courgettes quite late and although we didn’t have great
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My year of Eco Challenges – Challenge 2!

I have decided that my next challenge for My Year of Eco Challenges will be to give up shopping at supermarkets for the rest of my challenge year.  This challenge has been inspired by bloggers such as Team Pugh from A Year Without Supermarkets and Jade Beecroft from My Year Without Supermarkets. I really don’t want to stop shopping at
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