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No-Cook Blueberry and Banana Fruit Purée
Packed with natural sweetness.
A healthy New Year recipe: One caramelised carrot soup, done 12 ways
Here’s an easy and adaptable recipe from Susan Jane White’s latest book, Clever Batch.
From the Garden: Storing, drying and stewing a large harvest of apples this season
Having your own fruit trees is both a joy and a challenge.
From the Garden: Some notes on immature onions and homemade ratatouille
Immature onions and homemade ratatouille are the focus from the garden this week, writes Michael Kelly.
# party season
These 3-ingredient cocktails make for the perfect Christmas tipple
You’ll stay for one.
From the Garden: Leeks don't get the recognition they deserve
Leeks often don’t grab the health headlines the way their allium cousins – garlic and onions do. But they contain most of the same flavonoids and sulfur-containing nutrients, writes Michael Kelly.
GIY tomatoes: 'We are in what I like to call 'bruschetta' season'
It’s a wonderful time of the year, when a simple lunch or dinner can easily be conjured up from nothing, once you have some decent sourdough bread in the bread bin, writes Michael Kelly.
GIY: 'The Khaki Campbell is one of the most prolific backyard ducks'
Some of them literally lay an egg a day all year, contributing food for the table even when your hens have given up laying in the depths of winter, writes Michael Kelly.
# Follow Nutrition
A homemade granola recipe guaranteed to kick start your day
Healthy and hearty.
GIY: Get creative with delicious new potatoes using this Spanish tortilla recipe
Serve as a generous lunch or light dinner with a salad of peppery green leaves, writes Michael Kelly.
Chickweed: 'Not only is it edible, it’s considered to be a nutritional powerhouse'
It’s a nice surprise to discover that what you have considered a real nuisance in the veg patch, could in fact turn out to be a blessing, writes Michael Kelly.
Bio-insecticide Supernemos: 'Sometimes GIYing is not for the faint hearted'
In a demise worthy of the cheesiest horror movie the nematodes then eat the wire worms from the inside out, writes Michael Kelly.
GIY: Courgettes are easy to grow and incredibly prolific, growing freakishly fast
Your only problem in fact will be working out what to do with all those courgettes, writes Michael Kelly.
GIY: 'We really don’t need a heatwave – just a few days with the sun in the sky'
I don’t know how the poor plants will react if we skip spring altogether, writes Michael Kelly.
Michael Kelly’s top tips for putting food and food growing at the centre of your workplace
Food growing is a simple, practical way to really engage employees, writes Michael Kelly.
GIY: Our guru's 'nerdy' guide to growing onions for home-made marmalade
This onion marmalade recipe is a sinch to make so if by chance you still have a glut of onions from last year, writes Michael Kelly.
GIY: Even if you don't have much space, you can still grow spuds in pots and containers
This week our GIY guru gives his tips on how to trick potatoes into thinking they have lots of space available to grow.
GIY: Sow seeds on a sunny indoor windowsill and try this cheesy leeks recipe
We’re coming out of our winter shell this month, writes GIY guru Michael Kelly.
GIY: 'Don’t think about giving stuff up, think about taking things up instead'
Learn a skill, eat delicious things, sow a seed. Be kind to yourself, writes Michael Kelly.
Gardening: 'January is a great month to decide what you are going to grow this year'
I often can’t wait to get started and at least plant something – perhaps some winter salad leaves, spinach and the like, writes Michael Kelly.
Supermarket promotions: 'Down the road there is a ruinous cost to cheap food'
As you tuck into Christmas dinner, spare a thought for the Brussels sprout grower, writes Michael Kelly.
GIY: Ophelia's casualties in the garden and collecting seaweed post storm
I spent Monday hunkered down at home, waiting on The Storm Formerly Known As Hurricane Ophelia to do its worst, writes Michael Kelly.
'October is "stock pot" month when carrots, leeks and parsnips come into their own'
It is only now after the first frosts that carrots and parsnips start to really sweeten up, writes Michael Kelly.
# nutrition
The42 recipe book: Quick, easy and nutritious broccoli and apple salad
A perfect post-gym meal.
Autumn's here. Cosy up with a steaming apple and blackberry crumble
Late September means baking crumbles and pruning your blackcurrants, writes Michael Kelly.
Lunches: Think beyond sandwiches as new school term begins'
One of the best things we ever did was to buy flasks for our kids to take hot lunches to school, writes Michael Kelly.
Grow it yourself: 'Onions - a phenomenally useful veg'
Onions have been revered through time, not only for their culinary use, but also for their therapeutic properties, writes Michael Kelly.
GIY: 'Turnips are perfect for late summer sowing'
Pickled turnips might not sound all that appetising but this is delicious – promise, writes Michael Kelly.
Gardening: This week, a beer trap for pesky slugs and seasonal soups
Slug hunting is a grim task and it brings out the worst in me, writes Michael Kelly.
Gardening: Pick your beetroot early for summer salads and slaws
We’ve been enjoying the first batch of fresh beetroot from the veg patch, writes Michael Kelly.
Grow it yourself: New potato salad with capers and herbs
The new potato crop is looking healthy right now, writes gardener Michael Kelly.
Gardening column: Growing carrots in the veg patch and roasting radishes in the kitchen
In a chaotic world, the veg patch is a place of such calm, writes Michael Kelly.
Grow it yourself: Barley salad with green garlic and sugarsnap peas
We occasionally get some sugarsnap peas from the polytunnel to the kitchen (if the kids don’t eat them in situ first), writes gardener Michael Kelly.
GIY Comfrey: Grown for it's healing powers, comfrey is a great garden fertiliser
Comfrey sends its roots deep into the soil and brings up nutrients, most notably potassium, writes Michael Kelly.
Grow it yourself: Pearl barley and spring greens soup
Plants are bursting forward into life, producing green leaves which are nature’s great and wise spring tonic, writes Michael Kelly.
Gardening: Grow your own ingredients for the Hairy Bikers' cheesy, oniony panhaggerty
The humble onion is one of the most important and versatile vegetables of all, so much so that it’s still worth shedding a few tears over, writes Michael Kelly.
GIY column: This week, it's time to start sowing your vegetable seeds
I am constantly looking for things that simplify my gardening, writes Michael Kelly.
GIY: Growing tomatoes successfully and a pitta pocket recipe
Growing tomatoes successfully in Ireland is about cheating our climate, writes Michael Kelly.
Gardening column: What to grow when you don't have much space, plus a wild garlic pesto recipe
Not all vegetables are equal if you’re space constrained, writes GIY Guru Michael Kelly.
Luscious starter of broccoli gratin with anchovy-infused cream: Grow it yourself
Rich anchovy-infused cream is a lovely foil to the fresh greenness of the broccoli, writes Michael Kelly.