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Thursday, 6 September 2018
"Happily we bask in this warm September sun, which illuminates all creatures..."
‘An Englishman’s home is his castle...’ – Sir Edward Coke/The Institutes of the Laws of England 1628
But that was on the grand scale and it was not until the Industrial Revolution, when gardening changed with the building of small Victorian villa gardens, there came a breakthrough.
The big freeze
Out of the garden come the beans, Brussels sprouts, peas, petit pois, broccoli, sweet corn – washed and into freezer bags in batches for when you need them.
Butternut Ricotta tart with fiery rocket salad
- 1 butternut squash (about 600g), peeled and cut into 2cm cubes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 320g sheet ready-rolled puff pastry
- 250g tub ricotta
- a few sage leaves, finely chopped
- good grating of nutmeg
- zest and juice ½ lemon