The poppies on Allan’s roof terrace are inspired by those he sowed for Kala.This year’s new obsession is zinnias, an old-school garden flower, bright and beautiful.
The summer vegetable that’s perfect for tardy gardeners Yellow-skinned courgettes, such as Burpee’s Golden Zucchini, are said to have more flavour.Photograph: Alamy I have always failed to be first at anything and make an art of being behind, so why change that behaviour with courgettes?
” Act 4 Scene 1 Ever-popular outdoor theater returns this year with a performance of Shakespear’s most beguiling play A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Sunday 7 July.Meanwhile, feuding lovers flee the city and seek solace in an enchanted forest alive with warring fairies and the meddling sprite, Puck.
There's loads for you to get a Taste of Summer at Ham House and Garden.Can you hunt out all the ingredients needed and get a taste of the high life enjoyed by the owners of Ham House and Garden 400 years ago.
Yield 2 Preparation time 5 mins Nassima Rothacker I tend to find most smoothies too sweet for my taste, so my version has an almost equal balance of fruit and vegetables.If you make it using kiwi fruit, it tends to be a little more savoury and ends up vivid green (as pictured).
These brioche buns aren’t too sweet and are great for an on-the-go breakfast.It is undoubtedly easier to make yeasted doughs in a stand mixer with a dough hook, particularly brioche, as it contains a reasonable amount of butter.
Pour the sorbet mixture into a strong metal bowl or container, then place in the coldest part of the freezer.Give the sorbet a final whizz in a food processor until totally smooth, then return to the freezer until firm enough to scoop.
Brought up in bourgeois Bayswater by genteel parents, Cecil Beaton was effete, pink-and-white pretty, theatrical and mother-adored, with a stodgy brother (but a couple of compliant sisters) —a cliché of post-Edwardian sniffiness, a leer through raised lorgnettes.In the 'circus room' at his home Ashcombe in Wiltshire.
I serve it with a little grated cheese, sliced avocado and a few coriander leaves, but I’ve frequently seen it with feta, pico de gallo (tomato, onion and chilli salsa), black beans and sizzling chorizo thrown into the mix.The aim is for the garlic to cook out and mellow in flavour, and the sauce to thicken.
Cooking time 5 mins Preparation time 10 mins Ingredients 100g (3½ oz) caster sugar 100ml (3½ fl oz) water 6 passion fruit, pulp only Good quality vanilla ice cream, to serve Method In a saucepan, bring the sugar and water to the boil.Remove the syrup from the heat and stir in the passion fruit pulp.
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Tom Hoblyn in the Dubai Majlis garden and Jo Thompson in the Wedgwood garden used this technique to great effect.The gorgeous rusty-orange Baptisia 'Cherrie's Jubilee' can be seen in Chris Beardshaw's garden, along with apricot Verbascum 'Clementine'.
IngredientsThis is the easiest ice cream to prepare and can be eaten by those with a dairy intolerance and by vegans as there are no eggs in the recipe.The smoothest results come from using an ice-cream maker, but it's no less delicious using a more basic method of freezing and processing to break down the ice crystals.
The work of her practice ranges from wallpaper design and printing to conservation, restoration and the hanging of wallpapers.When Uppark House was ravaged by fire in 1989, the National Trust turned to Allyson.
Add the lime juice.Taste to see if you want to make any adjustments, like adding a little more sugar – freezing mutes flavours.
IngredientsTry to make the chilli oil at least a week in advance to let the flavours intensify, and do experiment with different types of chillies, such as smoky chipotles or sweet, fruity anchos.Leave to cool, then seal and leave, preferably for at least a week although there will be a little chilli heat in the oil from the following day.
Celebrate by heading to a restaurant or bar with a particularly good English wine offering, or simply hit up one of the best wine bars London has to offer.It is an excellent place to toast English Wine Week, with over ten varieties on offer.
5 kg Cooking time 45 mins Preparation time 20 mins Nassima Rothacker This is a brilliant granola, not too sweet and perfectly crisp.Drain the raisins and tip them into the saucepan, then pour everything over the nuts, oat and seeds mixture.
From embracing buttercups to candy-coloured planting, these are the highlights of this year’s show Andy Sturgeon’s M&G garden: a masterclass in the green sanctuary.Photograph: Mimi Connolly 1 Go green Green was the dominant theme at Chelsea, literally and metaphorically.