Preparing Salads Through The Seasons

Salads are marvellous. Everyone knows about their nutritional value but, using a few basic dressings, you can provide everything from a refreshing, palate-cleansing finish to a dinner, to a meal which is satisfying, varied and complete in itself. Spring Buy early-crop, thin-skinned new potatoes. Scrub and boil for 10-12 minutes in salted water, with sprigs … Read more

Growing Greens

Cabbage The origin of the cultivated cabbage is unknown, but it has been grown for many hundred of years and was highly regarded by the herbalists of old. The cabbage is known botanically as Brassica oleracea capitata, and is a member of the Cruciferae family. There are three main types, and with careful choice of … Read more