The British love to Kew

A few weeks ago Mr Tall, his mum, his brother and I went to visit Kew Gardens. I’d never been before and the weather wasn’t great for it but we had a wonderful time. Usually when we go to any gardens, we spend most of the time outside, but because it was cold and grey,…

A ruby in the snow

I hated beetroot. Forever. The strange sweetness, mingled usually with a sharp vinegar tang, was not a joy to eat. What could it possibly be used for? Then I met Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (well, someone bought Mr Tall his River Cottage Veg Every Day! book) and got a bag of veg from the local farm with…