Hello, my name is Peter Chadwick and together with my co-authors, Patricia Harbottle and Elisabeth Winkler, we’d like to welcome you to our blog, which is for anyone who likes to cook and has become interested in growing vegetables.
We are building on the ideas contained in the Make More Of Vegetables series of books where the recipes make vegetables the star of the show. Let’s be clear though, we are not vegetarians, just vegetable lovers.
The books started life as collections of recipes, written by Patricia Harbottle, based on a particular vegetable group. So the first one deals with peas and beans, the second one features pumpkins and squashes. The books also contain advice on how to grow the vegetables yourself.
We hope you will share our enthusiasm for vegetable edibles and have a go at growing some of your own food as well as cooking it. This is not a gardening advice blog, but we will be sharing our growing experiences here in Worcestershire as the season progresses and telling you about the ups and downs of our great vegetable growing adventure.
There will be new recipes from Patricia in Dorset together with seasonal treats and ideas on how to handle surpluses if you should be ultra successful.
And of course, we’d love to hear from you . What has worked for you in the garden or in the kitchen? And if you have the books, of course let us know how a particular recipe has worked for you or whether you’ve had any particular successes in the garden.
If you don’t have the books yet you can find out more and order them here.