Making the Most of your Late Summer Harvest

By Tuesday, August 30, 2016 0 0

As we sink deeper in to the tail end of summer, the hard work and patience put in to greenhouses, allotments and kitchen gardens is finally starting to pay off. The time has finally come to harvest those fruits and vegetables planted months ago with so much soil and hope. As mouths across the country alternate between being stuffed with fresh produce, and exclaiming how it “tastes so much better than what you buy at the shops”, eyes will be taking in the bowls and buckets spilling over with an endless supply of tomatoes, plums, courgettes with a growing expression that says “what the hell am I going to do with all of these?”
So before you start shovelling armfuls of radishes on unsuspecting friends just to get rid of them, here are a few tips for prolonging the life of your successful crops.

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GBBO & Competition: Baking Through the Years

By Friday, August 26, 2016 66 0

Let’s get baking!

If you watched Wednesday nights episode of The Great British Bake Off, chances are you’ve had baking on your mind for quite some time! The first episode of the latest season, starring twelve new amateur bakers hoping to go pro, had our fresh-baked contestants tasked with baking a divine lemon drizzle cake, before trying to make heads or tails of Mary Berry’s famous jaffa cakes recipé (with crucial details removed, of course…) In the episode’s finale, the bakers had to pull out all the stops, and really impress the judges with a recipé of their own choice, resulting in some stunning creations (and a great big upset at the Star Baker decision!)

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Advanced BBQ Techniques

By Friday, August 12, 2016 0 0

Advanced BBQ Techniques

The sun is out, the beers are cold and the grill is on.

This isn’t your first BBQ. You know all the basics, you’ve heard all the safe beginner barbecue stuff – don’t start until the coals are white, ensure meat is properly cooked through, etc. But no-one got a Michelin star from just knowing the basics. It’s time to bring up your bbq game to professional level with some advanced tips for serious grillers.

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Beginner BBQ Techniques

By Friday, August 5, 2016 0 0


So the sun has finally come out and everyone’s looking to you to properly honour it in the traditional fashion through the burning of meat on an open flame. Before you begin, there are a few basic things you need to know in order to successfully host your first BBQ party.

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Pancake Day Must-Try Recipés!

By Wednesday, February 3, 2016 0 0

Flippin’ Good Pancake Recipés, Comin’ Up!

Pancake Day is next week, and we’re sure you’re just as excited as we are – we all love a nice excuse to cook up a delightfully decadent delicacy, and we here at Pantry & Patio want to help make your Pancake Day more fun!

First of all, we’ve been trawling the Internet, to bring you our favourite recipés from top chefs and baking blogs from around the world. Here’s our top five we think you should try this Pancake Day!

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How To: A Beginners Guide To Urban Gardening

By Friday, May 1, 2015 4 0

Should you find yourself charging around the heart of a city centre with career deadlines to make, a strict gym routine to adhere to and not much else, the last thing on your mind is doing a spot of gardening.

Not only are there time and spacial constraints, but you probably don’t believe that gardening is for you. Well, inner-city gardening amongst 20 – 30 year olds is now on the rise, so what’s stopping you from joining this green finger revolution?

From saving money and living longer to beating stress and healthier eating, the potential benefits of gardening are massive. If that’s not enough motivation, our beginners guide to urban gardening is here to help you.

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