These three herb sauces can be lightly spooned over the fish, or served on the side or as a thin base on which to rest the fish. 5-minute basil, lemon balm and lemon sauce Whisk together 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of good-quality olive oil, 4 crushed garlic cloves and finely chopped fresh basil […]
Grow to Eat
If you are looking to get the best out of your garden, then look no further than this!
Grow to eat is a unique guide to vegetables, fruit, herbs and the many other wondrous, edible plants in your garden. Below you will find tips on growing your own produce, articles on the latest advancements in food gardening and, of course, hundreds of recipes for you to try!
The term ‘brambles’ refers to blackberries or raspberries, which have edible fruit produced by many species in the Rubus genus within the Rosaceae family. There are two main sub-genera, called Ideobatus (raspberries) and Eubatus (blackberries). There are also many hybrids among these species within the Rubus sub-genus, such as tayberries, loganberries, boysenberries, black raspberries and […]
The trusty tomato is a household staple and doesn’t necessarily scream ‘exotic’. However, there is one tomato that stands out from the rest – the tree tomato or tamarillo (Cyphomandra betaceae). The name ‘tree tomato’ may cause some confusion as the fruits look like tomatoes but definitely do not taste like them, and have a […]
While some plants thrive next to each other (beans and tomatoes, for example), other plant combinations lead to nothing but misery. So when you plant your garden, bear this in mind and make sure you plan ahead for the best results. See our list of 10 plants NOT to plant together: 1. Basil and Cucumbers […]
You don’t need acres of garden to grow fresh salads and veggies. All you need is a balcony, patio or a postage-stamp of a garden, some good-quality terracotta pots, the right growing medium and watering can, and you’re A for away. Why terracotta? Whenever we’re asked what containers to use on a patio we […]
This is a wheat-based salad, but you can replace the wheat with millet for a gluten- and wheat-free version. Borage is a herb we need to use more. It is great for blood purification, adrenal support, fighting fevers, and for lung health. Make a tea from the leaves and drink the steeped water. Light but […]
The little fruit of many names – mouse melon, Mexican mini watermelon, Mexican sour cucumber, Mexican sour gherkin, pepquino or sandia de raton in Mexico (‘watermelon for a mouse’). If you ever want to feel like a giant, hold a cucamelon fruit (Melothria scabra) in your hands. Your eyes will think you’re looking at a […]
Give those good bugs a place to call home in your garden. These bug hotels attract good insects and pollinators that will help your garden grow. What you need: 32mm pine cut to the following dimensions: 2 x 300mm x 75mm x 13mm (box sides) 2 x 270mm x 75mm x 13mm (box top and […]
Horseradish is a clump-forming perennial with a deep, fleshy taproot and bright green oblong leaves and white flowers in spring. It needs full sun and regular watering. It prefers moist soil but will grow in most conditions. Once established it grows vigorously, dies back in winter, but produces new growth in spring. The leaves and […]
Oregano ‘Hot and spicy’ has chilli-flavoured leaves that add a fiery edge to a dish. Use it as a substitute for chillies if you don’t like too much heat. Because of its high oil content oregano ‘Hot and Spicy’ dries well and has an even stronger flavour. Use half the amount of dried oregano to […]