Heirloom

Wild Samphire

Wild Samphire

I first discovered this curious and intriguing vegetable in France when a good friend of ours took us to a garden that grew rare heirloom vegetables and fruits.  Since then I had been on the look out for it, eager … Continue reading

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Heirloom Purple Carrots

Heirloom Purple Carrot

Did you know wild carrots and the first cultivated carrots were purple, yellow, red and white? Orange carrots only arose after humans selectively bred them into existence from the year 1500. We recently found these beautiful heirloom purple carrots at … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Artichokes

Jerusalem Artichokes

Jerusalem artichokes, also known as Sun Chokes, are one of my favourite ‘forgotten’ vegetables.  When I was a kid my Gran always grew them and I remember before we would go home going out to the vegetable garden and digging … Continue reading

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