Author: Jack Bennett

What To Make With Rhubarb?

Rhubarb is a fantastic thing to grow – very easy and low maintenance – plus it lends itself very well to all kinds of dishes, from the sweet to the savoury and pretty much everything in between. If you want to know what to make with rhubarb, then read on …

How To Grow Rhubarb: A Simple Guide

Rhubarb is a strange plant, there’s no doubt about it – it grows from a “crown” and it is only the stems that we eat. It disappears completely in winter, but returns with a vengeance in the spring and summer (unless grown in a heated greenhouse). If you love rhubarb …

How To Pickle Shallots: A Simple Guide

Pickled shallots are a fantastic, and very easy thing to make. These small onions are sweeter than their standard cousins, and their size makes them ideal to fit into a jar with vinegar. They are delicious, nutritious, and very moreish – what could you love more about a pickled onion! …

How To Grow Shallots: A Simple Guide

Shallots are a great addition to any vegetable patch. Smaller, and considerably sweeter than the slightly harsh taste of a regular onion, they can be added to any dish as an onion substitute, or as part of the recipe in their own right. Shallots are a very rewarding crop to …

How To Peel Jerusalem Artichokes?

Have you ever sat in front of 7 pounds of potatoes, all ready and waiting to be peeled and used in some fancy dish? Then you might know what it’s like to sit in front of a pile of Jerusalem artichokes. These little guys are actually even more daunting than …

How To Store Jerusalem Artichokes?

So, you planted a few Jerusalem artichokes in your garden or allotment. Great! They grew and grew, and you were very proud. Good on you! They turned into a garden of Triffids, producing more than you could ever imagine yourself using. Congratulations! Welcome to the Jerusalem artichoke growing club. This …

How To Grow Jerusalem Artichokes?

Jerusalem artichokes are one of those “love it or hate it” vegetables. Many people love them for their delicate flavour, their versatility, the health benefits, and the ease of growing them. Other people loathe them because of their taste, their sprawling growth – and the fact that they are very …

How To Pickle Cucumbers?

Cucumbers are the best. Whether in salads, or hot food, or nestled in cocktails – who doesn’t love a cucumber? If you have a glut of cucumbers from the veg garden, or if you have an oversupply from the shop – or if you just love cucumbers and want to …