Monthly Archives: May 2013

Penshurst Market Asparagus Day recipes

On June 1st you’ll find me in the sunshine at Penshurst Farmers Market cooking up three great recipes that make the most of three grades of wonderful Kent asparagus from Michael Bourne of New Park Farm, Groombridge. If you don’t … Continue reading

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What to buy in June at your local farmers’ market……

                With the recent drawn out cold winter and spring finally behind us, this should be the month when everything starts to get going for both young livestock out in the pastures and … Continue reading

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Bring me my spear! I’m cooking asparagus at Penhurst Farmer’s Market….

It’s Asparagus Day at Penhurst Farmers’ Market this weekend (Saturday 1st June), and I’ll be there with Michael Bourne of Groombridge Farm cooking up some of his wonderful just-picked asparagus for visitors to try. The season may have arrived late … Continue reading

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Elvis was right….

Originally posted on Old Dog. New Tricks:
Costello that is….. Not Presley. Remember that song of his. How did it go? ‘I don’t want to go to Chelsea.’ Well,¬†as I got on the train to Victoria yesterday morning, for my…

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Eat Majorca – 24 hours of heaven…

Just back from a long weekend break to Mallorca, where sadly the much-hoped for sunshine failed to materialise, as the stormy weather from the UK kindly followed us over there. But luckily the island has much to offer, rain or … Continue reading

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Bust ups at Base Camp – the potential for trouble was clearly present while we were there….

Originally posted on twinseverest:
Since returning from Nepal three weeks ago, I’ve been reading about the problems between the Sherpas, the porters and climbers at Everest Base Camp with sadness but no surprise. Even after a relatively short time in…

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There’s always another hill to climb….

Originally posted on Old Dog. New Tricks:
Doing this course at KLC is very much like trekking to Base Camp. You’re climbing a very steep hill, you’ve got your eyes fixed on the top, it looks a very long way…

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