All Hallows’ Farmhouse Kitchen Garden

Stories and seasonal tasks from a cook, slowly learning how to become a gardener.

Home Grown Baked Beans

Home Grown Baked Beans

Every year we get involved with the Cranborne First School Allotment Club.  The gathering during the autumn term is always exciting for the children as they reap the rewards from the growing season. We have planned a ‘Bean Feast’ for October and the idea was...

Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas

It's been awhile since I shared a post and I cannot believe how quickly the summer is passing by.  Every spare moment is spent in the garden, whether it is cutting flowers for the house or gathering produce for the kitchen. The sweet peas have been...

Spring herbs and flowers

Spring herbs and flowers

Lovage (Levisticum officinale) is such a versatile herb and I am ashamed to say that it was overlooked in our kitchen until we moved to the farmhouse.  It grows profusely in the potager and we also have another plant in a corner of the walled garden.  So,...

Ladle & Fork. Notes of a Kitchen Garden Diary.

Ladle & Fork. Notes of a Kitchen Garden Diary.

A Barrow Full of Plants. As much as I had hoped, there just wasn't an opportunity to get out in the garden for long yesterday.  Alison popped around unexpectedly with some plants from her garden.  She is so generous. Do you find  that everyone who loves to garden seem...