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Gardening – Renée Botman


09 May 2019

Hearty & Herby Roast Pumpkin Soup

There’s nothing I love more than a big bowl of pumpkin soup when the weather starts to cool off! This take on a wintery classic is salty and sweet with a delightful depth in flavour bought in by ... Read more

03 Jan 2017

Ginger & Pineapple Punch

This is a perfect tipple for the end of a hot summer’s day. I found myself, this week, in need of a cocktail that was equally delicious in both its boozy and virgin forms and given the hot weather I ... Read more

27 Oct 2016

Pesky Pests

Well spring is finally here! Even having arrived about a month late and still remaining on the cool side, spring has still brought along its friends, leaf munching, bud boring, fruit fowling pesky pests! There can be no denying that ... Read more

30 Sep 2016

Floral Achievements

This year, when planting my spring flowers, I’ve put some little experiments in place to help increase the head size, stem length and stem strength for when I use them as cut flowers. I’m pleased to say I’ve had some ... Read more

09 Jul 2014

Perfectly Preserved Lemons

It’s that time of year again, lemon trees in gardens all over town are laden with their bright sunny fruit! If you, like myself, are lucky enough to have a gloriously full lemon tree, or perhaps a neighbour that does, ... Read more

07 Nov 2013

The secrets of a kitchen garden

I think a kitchen garden is a must for any cook, nothing can beat the flavour fresh herbs add to a dish and it doesn’t get any fresher than plucking what you need straight from the garden! Whether you have ... Read more