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@nigelslater
Darkest green corner of the garden - ivy, beech, medlar and box - lapping up the evening's rich, sweet rain.
Tue 11th July 2017
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Crisp, fried aubergines, thyme, sheep's milk cheese, honey. Details theguardian.com
Sat 8th July 2017
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"Welcome home" says Annabelle.
Fri 7th July 2017
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Squid straight from the grill, chilled watermelon, cherry tomatoes. Details @obsmagazine Sunday 02.07.17
Sun 2nd July 2017
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I fear I may have been a little dismissive of any hydrangea other than the bountiful white 'Annabelle'. But the softer pinks, in the right place, are beginning to appeal. The 'right' place may well be amongst white ones. The occasional, palest pink amongst a froth of white, lacy blooms.
Sun 2nd July 2017
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Homemade cherry pie. Details @obsmagazine this Sunday 25.06.17
Sat 24th June 2017
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Ham, apricots, dill. A quick midweek dinner for a scorching summer's day. Details on the Guardian website. @obsmagazine www.theguardian.com
Tue 20th June 2017
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A frothing sea of hydrangea Annabelle. Early morning light. The fleeting days before her flowers open fully and the heads start to hang downwards with their own weight.
Tue 20th June 2017
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Food for the sunniest of summer days. Grilled chicken, peppers and cool labneh with mint and basil. Details in today's @obsfood in The Observer.
Sun 18th June 2017
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One of the quiet joys of summer is finding lush, green shade. My garden was bare when I moved in, a patch of rough grass, a space devoid of trees, hedges or leaves. It has been hard work and not without its disappointments and frustrations, but now at least I have the quiet green shade I love so much. I write out here too - my little green office.
Sat 17th June 2017
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The summer marches on. Summer squashes and borlotti at the greengrocers. Watermelon for breakfast. The brilliant green fizz of new growth in the garden turns darker day by day. My desk has temporarily moved outdoors, in the deep green shade of the medlar tree.
Fri 16th June 2017
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Writing in the garden is a pleasure on days like this, but I find myself constantly distracted by little jobs that need doing (I've watered the dahlias and swept the steps already this morning) so today with deadlines looming I have no choice but to shut myself indoors, here in the basement till I have finished. The view's not too bad though.
Sun 11th June 2017
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Cool salads for sultry days. Roast chicken, fregola, cherries, crisp young pea shoots and a sweet-sharp dressing to bring them together. Details this Sunday in @obsmagazine
Fri 9th June 2017
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Nigella satvia, @chelsea_physic_garden.
Sat 3rd June 2017
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Crisp, peppery radishes, chilled watermelon. Details @obsmagazine 28.05.17
Sun 28th May 2017
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Through the garden gate. Rosa Mutabilis Crimson Bengal. There are two iron gates here at home, separating the long, thin space into three tightly planted areas and giving the impression of a garden longer than it really is.
Thu 25th May 2017
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Yellow Currant tomatoes on the Robinson Seeds vegetable stand. This is definitely one for me next year, in a pot on the kitchen steps. #rhschelsea
Mon 22nd May 2017
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James L Austin, a new rose to me, on the David Austin stand at #rhschelsea
Mon 22nd May 2017
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Every garden has a story. The World Horse Welfare Garden at this year's RHSChelsea, with its delightfully derelict stable, the story of a rescued horse. #rhschelsea
Mon 22nd May 2017
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A miso mayonnaise for warm asparagus. Made in the classic way, slowly beating oil to the egg yolks, but finished with a little white miso and lemon zest. A break from Hollandaise, which I love so much I've had it half a dozen times this season already. Details, and a spring vegetable pilau in @obsmagazine 21.05.17. Plate by Toru Hatta.
Sat 20th May 2017
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