• 3 Reasons to install pond equipment

  • 4 Reasons to Build a Greenhouse

  • 4 Steps to Getting Rid Of Weeds on Your Lawn

  • 5 Things to consider about Patio Umbrellas

  • 5 Things you need To Know about Growing Mushrooms

  • 6 Things to Know About Growing Tomatoes

  • Asparagus and Bacon Quiche; Summer work

  • Asparagus with Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette; It’s Asparagus Season!

  • Avocado Truffle Tarts

  • Baby Pumpkins Stuffed with Beef and Ricotta Cheese

  • Baby Zucchini Stuffed with Browned Onions; the green menace returns

  • Baby Zucchini Stuffed with Spicy Peppers

  • Baked Meatballs with Green Garlic BBQ Sauce; the update

  • Barbecued Pork Chops

  • Barbecued Veal Chops; Weekly Menu Plan

  • Barley Pilaf with Spring Vegetables; The return of the bunnies

  • Barley with Mushroom Cream; the sunflower update

  • Basil, Pasta and Snail Flying

  • Bean and Ham Soup; Chard and Meatball Soup

  • Beef in Barolo; the harvest

  • Best Butternut Squash Soup; Felling Trees

  • Braised Lamb with Red Peppers; I need a Fox!

  • Brown Rice and Spinach Pilaf; MY toys….

  • Butchering the Great Pumpkin: A Pictoral

  • Butternut Squash, Leek and Rice Gratin; the update

  • Caprese Cocktail; Freezing Tomatoes

  • Caramelized Onion Crespeu with Parsley and Truffle Oil – Weekend Herb Blogging

  • Chard and Yellow Tomato Gratin

  • Chard Leaves stuffed with Rice and Sausage

  • Chicken with Mushroom and Onion Pan Sauce

  • Chicken with Mushrooms, Braised Garlic Purée and Mascarpone; the update

  • Cobb Pasta Salad; Clandestine garden goings-on

  • Come into my garden…..

  • Courgette (Zucchini) with Feta and Greek Olives; The Update

  • Courgette (Zucchini): Go forth and be fruitful!

  • Courgette Leek Soup; the update… close, so very close….

  • Courgette?? Zucchini?? Whatever…they’re winning….

  • Couscous, Spinach and Green Bean Salad; Bat Babies

  • Creamy Goat Cheese topped Beets on Spinach Salad

  • Designing a small Herb Garden – and Salmon with Tarragon Mayo

  • Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

  • Freezing Pumpkin, and other ways to avoid cleaning the house

  • Fried Tomatoes alla Romano; tomato addiction lives on

  • Fried Zucchini; How do you eat? Survey wants to know!

  • Gardening, part 3: Compost; Fried Green Beans

  • Garlic Dill Pickles; The Garden, part 4

  • Gazpacho de Andaluz; the Sunflower Update

  • Get Stuffed – and have a party doing it!

  • Goat Cheese and Cherry Tomato Mini Pizzas, sucking it up

  • Golden Taupe Smoked Pasta et La Taupe

  • Green Bean and Tomato Pasta Salad

  • Green Tomato and Zucchini Bake

  • Grilled Chicken Breasts with Mustard Sauce; The Garden, Part IV

  • Grilled Dijon Burgers with Sweet Onions; the end of summer and the Weekly Menu

  • Grilled Pork Chops with Ginger Barbecue Sauce

  • Grilled Potato Salad; the harvest and the debate

  • Grilled Potatoes And Carrots Dijon; Ode to the Hoe – Gardens, Part II

  • Grilled Salmon with Red Onion Confit; mystery vegetables

  • Grilled Teriyaki Burgers; Vegetable Gardens, Part I

  • Growing Your Own Food From Seed

  • Ham, Asparagus and Mozzarella Salad; it’s organic!

  • Hamburger Stroganoff; Comfort foods

  • Hunter Gatherers – Living off the Land

  • Lamb Steaks with Mustard Rosemary Butter

  • Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Rosemary; mon jardin

  • Lemon Spinach and Chicken Salad, more shopping

  • Lentils with Feta and Olives; planning an herb garden

  • Lightly Smoked Cod; Bunnie report

  • Magret de Canard (Duck Breast) and Courgette (Squash) Salad; the update

  • Market v Potager – The Season’s Bounty

  • Meat Loaf with Mushroom Sauce; Cleaning forest mushrooms: Ceps

  • Miniature Pumpkin, Stuffed with Mushrooms, Walnuts and Bacon

  • Mon Potager, My Vegetable Garden

  • Mushroom and Butternut Squash Risotto; Getting ready for winter

  • Mushroom Burgers with Fried Onions; Summer has arrived!

  • Mushroom Stuffed Chard Leaves, the update

  • Mushroom, Chard and Cheese Bars; the update

  • Nuts: health benefits and cooking ideas

  • Oh, Woe is Me!

  • Orzo with Green Garlic and Mascarpone; Green Garlic

  • Oven-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

  • Paris, Part II; Sautéed Chard from the Garden

  • Pasta Primavera Carbonara; Spring Guilt

  • Pasta with Fresh Tomato, Olive and Avocado Sauce

  • Pasta with Ground Beef, Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes; death throes of a garden

  • Pasta with Summer Squash and Lemon; they’re all red (almost)

  • Pasta with Tomatoes, Chard and White Zucchini, canning, French-style

  • Pasta with Zucchini, Tomatoes and Feta

  • Peas with Parmesan; wascally wabbits; Weekly Menu

  • Pickled Beets; new toy for the boy

  • Pickled Green Beans – and more pickles!

  • Pickling the Harvest, Foods I can’t find in France

  • Pizza Pesto Rosso, picking beans

  • Preserving Herbs; Using summer’s herbs in winter, Summer Basmati Pilaf

  • Preserving the Harvest: Courgette; Gardening continued….

  • Preserving the Harvest: Herbs; What to do with all the cucumbers….

  • Preserving the Harvest: Tomatoes

  • Protecting your Garden for Winter

  • Pumpkin Gratin and Falling Leaves

  • Pumpkin, Sage and Leek Lasagne; and A Very Bad Girl!

  • Purple Green Beans; growing and freezing beans

  • Red Wine Risotto with Beef and Mushrooms

  • Rhubarb Yogurt Parfait; blossoms everywhere

  • Risotto with Lamb, Fava (Broad) Beans and Green Garlic; the update

  • Roasted Butternut Squash Slices with Rosemary

  • Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Red Wine Shallot Confit, spring dinner

  • Salad with Sausages, Potatoes and Chevre; Weekly Menu

  • Salmon and Avocado Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing, Cross-breeding Cucurbits

  • Salmon and Tuna Loaf with Tarragon Tarter Sauce; the update

  • Salmon Baked in Phyllo with Tarragon Dill Sauce; Ode to the Hoe

  • Salmon Patties with Tarter Sauce; our house with a buzz-cut

  • Samosas, with Peanut Sauce; end of garden time

  • Sautéed Rainbow Chard with Yellow Tomatoes; the visit: Chez Dentiste

  • Sautéed Spinach, Courgette (Zucchini) and Onions … The New Hunting/Gathering

  • Sautéed Summer Squash with Cherry Tomatoes; Bunnies vs Potager

  • Sautéed Zucchini (Courgette) with Tomatoes and Feta

  • Scallops with Browned Shallots, the weekly update

  • Seafood Newburg in Puff Pastry Shells; Bramble ramble

  • Sesame Brown Rice with Mangetout (Snow Peas); bunny report

  • Shrimp (Prawns) in Lemon and Garlic Butter on Lemon Basmati

  • Smoke Salmon Pizza 

  • Soup; another way of preserving the harvest!

  • Spaghetti Squash, Mediterranean Style, the update

  • Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce

  • Spring Greens Salad with Ham and Asparagus; the Lawn

  • Starting to Garden – 4 things not to forget

  • Steak with Rosemary Mushroom Sauce

  • Stewed Tomatoes

  • Stuffed Courgette (Zucchini); stuffing vegetables

  • Stuffed Tomatoes and Toads

  • Stuffed Zucchini (Courgette) Flowers; the update

  • Summer Vegetable Gratin; the update

  • Summer Vegetable Mélange; the update

  • Tagine of Lamb with Chickpeas and Butternut Squash; too many butternut!

  • The fall harvest….and Pizza!

  • The Herb Garden; Risotto with Asparagus and Spring Herbs

  • The Herb Garden: Preserving the Food; Avoiding the Bugs

  • The House Update and a walnut question

  • Tomato Garlic Salad; Gardening, part 2: Weeds

  • Tomato Glut: What to do When the Compost Pile is Full

  • Tomato Salads and more tomato tips

  • Tomato Soup for the freezer, Sunday markets

  • Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Oh My! Using and Preserving the Harvest

  • Traditional Home-Made Pesto; the update

  • Tuna and Radish Salad, Easy picken’s from the garden

  • Tuna Spaghetti Pie; the kitchen garden

  • Tuna, Roasted Pepper and Goat Cheese Lasagne; A thing of beauty

  • Vegetable Gardens, part 1: The Easy Plan; Radish, Fennel and Lettuce Garden Salad

  • Warm Chevre on Prosciutto with Wild Mushrooms; Mushroom Season

  • Warm Fava Beans, Green Garlic and Bacon on Polenta; the update

  • Weeding and Snails; Procrastination and Escargots

  • White Bean and Radish Salad; Mending fences; Weekly Menu Plan

  • White Bean and White Tomato Soup; the update

  • White Chili; Weird Dogs

  • Winter Squashes: storing, freezing, using in recipes; Sautéed Butternut Squash, Oriental Style

  • Yellow Tomato Soup; soups for the freezer

  • Zen and the art of lawnmower maintenance; Black Quinoa

  • Zucchini – freezing and using; Winter Zucchini Gratin

  • Zucchini (Courgette) and Tomato Gratin with Mozzarella

  • Zucchini (Courgette) Rolls with Pesto Rosso; the update

  • Zucchini Samosas