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My Tiny Veg Plot - Big Ideas For Small Spaces (Paperback): Lia Leendertz, Mark Diacono My Tiny Veg Plot - Big Ideas For Small Spaces (Paperback)
Lia Leendertz, Mark Diacono 1
R244 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R69 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Food can be grown just about anywhere, and lack of space should not put you off growing and enjoying the taste of your own fresh vegetables. Not everyone has access to outside space or what we traditionally think of as a garden, but we all have window ledges, doorways, often stairways, sometimes even a balcony or roof space. This book offers solutions and inspirations for these tricky spots that we frequently overlook or neglect, and highlights some unusual growing spaces such as a minuscule balcony in Bristol, an innovative installation of hexagonal polytunnels full of salad leaves in Amiens, France, and an ingenious self-sufficient growing system that provides a wealth of vegetables in an old swimming pool in Phoenix, Arizona. Filled with practical advice, inspiration and planting and design ideas, My Tiny Veg Plot tells you how to prepare your beds whatever the size and situation; there is advice on filling containers, creating ingenious planters, using planting mediums, soil and water and which fruit and vegetables will thrive in which spot. My Tiny Veg Plot contains straightforward information on what to grow and how to grow it, from seed to ready to eat.

Sour - More than mere taste: the magical element that transforms your cooking (Hardcover): Mark Diacono Sour - More than mere taste: the magical element that transforms your cooking (Hardcover)
Mark Diacono 1
R604 R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Save R126 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Sour is the definitive book on this unique taste. From cheese to vinegar, throughout the centuries we have deliberately let - and even encouraged - food to go sour to enhance its flavour. Sour foods have never been more fashionable, with the spotlight falling on foodstuffs as disparate as Belgian sour beer and Korean kimchi. But what is it that makes sourness such an enticing, complex element of the eating experience? And what are the best ways to harness sour flavours in your own kitchen? Mark Diacono sets out to demystify the sour world, and explore why everyone's extolling the virtues of kombucha and fermenting for their digestive health. By grappling with gooseberries and turning his hand to sourdough, experimenting with ultra-cool shrub cocktails, and making his own yoghurt, keffir and pickles, Mark tells the story of what makes things sour, and offers recipes that maximise the transformative power of this amazing taste.

My Tiny Indoor Garden - Houseplant heroes and terrific terrariums in small spaces (Hardcover): Lia Leendertz, Mark Diacono My Tiny Indoor Garden - Houseplant heroes and terrific terrariums in small spaces (Hardcover)
Lia Leendertz, Mark Diacono 1
R369 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R103 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Not everyone has access to outside space or what we traditionally think of as a garden, but we all have window ledges, shelves, stairways and unloved spots in our homes. My Tiny Indoor Garden is bursting with exciting ideas and savvy solutions to help you transform any indoor nook or cranny into a peaceful plant paradise. Whether you're looking for a mini kitchen garden or a sun-loving terrarium, we've unearthed an amazing collection of indoor and covered spaces. Among the 20 gardens featured in the book you'll find a jungle in a south London sitting room, a colourful cacti collection and a conservatory come orchid house. You'll pick up all the best tips and tricks as each indoor gardener shares their small-scale expertise, from using an array of bottles and jars to create a display of tiny botanical treasures to turning an antique chair into a lavish plant pot. Packed with practical advice, the latest title in Pavilion's exciting gardening series also provides pointers on key aspects of green interiors - from caring for leaves to propagating succulents. Plus, practical projects will help you make the most of every inch, whether you decide to master the art of kokedama or create your own terrarium. Blur the line between your indoor space and the great outdoors, get inspired, let your imagination grow and enjoy your tiny indoor garden.

My Tiny Veg Plot - Grow your own in surprisingly small spaces (Hardcover): Lia Leendertz, Mark Diacono My Tiny Veg Plot - Grow your own in surprisingly small spaces (Hardcover)
Lia Leendertz, Mark Diacono 1
R370 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R104 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Food can be grown just about anywhere, and lack of space should not put you off growing and enjoying the taste of your own fresh vegetables. Not everyone has access to outside space or what we traditionally think of as a garden, but we all have window ledges, doorways, often stairways, sometimes even a balcony or roof space. This book offers solutions and inspirations for these tricky spots that we frequently overlook or neglect, and highlights some unusual growing spaces such as a minuscule balcony in Bristol, an innovative installation of hexagonal polytunnels full of salad leaves in Amiens, France, and an ingenious self-sufficient growing system that provides a wealth of vegetables in an old swimming pool in Phoenix, Arizona. Filled with practical advice, inspiration and planting and design ideas, My Tiny Veg Plot tells you how to prepare your beds whatever the size and situation; there is advice on filling containers, creating ingenious planters, using planting mediums, soil and water and which fruit and vegetables will thrive in which spot. My Tiny Veg Plot contains straightforward information on what to grow and how to grow it, from seed to ready to eat.

my cool allotment - an inspirational guide to stylish allotments and community gardens (Hardcover): Lia Leendertz my cool allotment - an inspirational guide to stylish allotments and community gardens (Hardcover)
Lia Leendertz; Photographs by Mark Diacono 1
R370 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R103 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An allotment is one of the best - and cheapest ways - of getting hold of valuable gardening space to grow your own produce, along with being sociable places, great for meeting like-minded people. This stylish book is the fifth title in the highly successful my cool series and is packed with gorgeous photography and plenty of planting advice. The book takes a peak at allotments and community gardens from all walks of life: from the historic Edgbaston Guinea Gardens in Birmingham, the hortillonnages or floating gardens in Amiens to an artist's rooftop garden in Brussels. Themes include Historic, A Feast of Flowers, Community, Growing inside the Box, Edible Jungle, Food from Home, By Water, Fruit and a Quick Getaway.

My Tiny Indoor Garden - Big Ideas For Small Spaces (Paperback): Lia Leendertz, Mark Diacono My Tiny Indoor Garden - Big Ideas For Small Spaces (Paperback)
Lia Leendertz, Mark Diacono 1
R244 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R69 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Not everyone has access to outside space or what we traditionally think of as a garden, but we all have window ledges, shelves, stairways and unloved spots in our homes. My Tiny Indoor Garden is bursting with exciting ideas and savvy solutions to help you transform any indoor nook or cranny into a peaceful plant paradise. Whether you're looking for a mini kitchen garden or a sun-loving terrarium, we've unearthed an amazing collection of indoor and covered spaces. Among the 20 gardens featured in the book you'll find a jungle in a south London sitting room, a colourful cacti collection and a conservatory come orchid house. You'll pick up all the best tips and tricks as each indoor gardener shares their small-scale expertise, from using an array of bottles and jars to create a display of tiny botanical treasures to turning an antique chair into a lavish plant pot. Packed with practical advice, this exciting gardening series also provides pointers on key aspects of green interiors - from caring for leaves to propagating succulents. In addition, practical projects will help you make the most of every inch, whether you decide to master the art of kokedama or create your own terrarium. Blur the line between your indoor space and the great outdoors, get inspired, let your imagination grow and enjoy your tiny indoor garden.

Veg Patch (Hardcover): Mark Diacono Veg Patch (Hardcover)
Mark Diacono 1
R402 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R90 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Drawing directly from his experience as an acclaimed climate-change gardener, and of setting up a kitchen garden from scratch for River Cottage, Mark explains the practical aspects of organic growing, introduces us to a whole world of vegetables we may not have previously considered, and does away with alienating gardening jargon once and for all. Mark begins with a catalogue of vegetables that will grow in this country, explaining for each their benefits, what varieties to go for, dos and don'ts, and popular culinary uses. He then invites us to create a wish list of foods, and shows us his own list from his early gardening days. Next, he explains how to turn this wish list into a coherent kitchen garden plan appropriate for our space, whether it be a patch of acidic soil, a roof-top garden or an allotment, whether we put on our wellies in every free moment or are 'time-poor' gardeners. Then he puts all the theory into practice, showing us how to look after nutrients in the soil, how to resist pests and diseases, and how to make our garden sustainable and organic. In clear, concise sections we learn about seed trays, supporting plants with climbing structures, mulching, composting, companion planting, irrigation and promoting pollination, and there are additional tables showing sowing and harvesting times, plant sizes, and alternative varieties of plants for different sites.About thirty recipes and a directory of useful addresses finish the book, and the handbook is complemented by bright colour photography throughout. Practical and inspiring, with a textured hard cover and an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, "Veg Patch" is destined to join Handbooks No. 1, 2 and 3 as an indispensible household reference.

River Cottage A to Z - Our Favourite Ingredients, & How to Cook Them (Hardcover): Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Pam Corbin, Mark... River Cottage A to Z - Our Favourite Ingredients, & How to Cook Them (Hardcover)
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Pam Corbin, Mark Diacono, Nikki Duffy, Steven Lamb, … 1
R1,117 R761 Discovery Miles 7 610 Save R356 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

`Ingredients are at the heart of everything we do at River Cottage. By gathering our all-time favourites together, I hope to inspire you to look at them with fresh eyes and discover new ways of cooking them' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall The definitive River Cottage kitchen companion. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his team of experts have between them an unprecedented breadth of culinary expertise on subjects that range from fishing and foraging to bread-making, preserving, cheese-making and much more. In this volume they profile their best-loved and most-used ingredients. With more than three hundred entries covering vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices, meat, fish, fungi, foraged foods, pulses, grains, dairy, oils and vinegars, the River Cottage A to Z is a compendium of all the ingredients the resourceful modern cook might want to use in their kitchen. Each ingredient is accompanied by a delicious, simple recipe or two: there are new twists on old favourites, such as cockle and chard rarebit, North African shepherd's pie, pigeon breasts with sloe gin gravy, or damson ripple parfait, as well as inspiring ideas for less familiar ingredients, like dahl with crispy seaweed or rowan toffee. And there are recipes for all seasons: wild garlic fritters in spring; cherry, thyme and marzipan muffins for summer; an autumnal salad of venison, apple, celeriac and hazelnuts; a hearty winter warmer of ale-braised ox cheeks with parsnips. With more than 350 recipes, and brimming with advice on processes such as curing bacon and making yoghurt, the secret of perfect crackling and which apple varieties to choose for a stand-out crumble, as well as sourcing the most sustainable ingredients, this is an essential guide to cooking, eating and living well. More than anything, the River Cottage A to Z is a celebration of the amazing spectrum of produce that surrounds us - all brought to life by Simon Wheeler's atmospheric photography, and Michael Frith's evocative watercolour illustrations.

Fruit - River Cottage Handbook No.9 (Hardcover): Mark Diacono Fruit - River Cottage Handbook No.9 (Hardcover)
Mark Diacono 1
R402 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R90 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Growing fruit at home is a delicious and altogether more enjoyable alternative to buying it in the shops. Mark Diacono offers a practical and accessible guide to making the most of your garden and what it has to offer. The first part of the book is an A-Z of the different varieties of fruit, with old favourites like apples, cherries, plums, blackcurrants, white currants, redcurrants, strawberries, blueberries, gooseberries, raspberries and rhubarb as well as more exotic species like figs, grapes, cranberries, Japanese wine berries and apricots. Each is accompanied by a photograph, with detailed advice on when and how to grow and harvest. In the second part of the book, Mark gives straightforward guidelines on techniques like pruning and training, as well as how to deal with problems or pests. There is a section dedicated to growing under covers and in containers. Introduced by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and with 30 delicious recipes, beautiful, full-colour photographs and a directory of useful addresses, this is the ideal reference for any aspiring fruit grower.

River Cottage Handbook No. 11 - Chicken & Eggs (Hardcover, New): Mark Diacono River Cottage Handbook No. 11 - Chicken & Eggs (Hardcover, New)
Mark Diacono 1
R402 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R90 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Chickens are a fantastic addition to a garden or outdoors space - you don't have to live in the back of beyond to have a few clucking around and giving you fresh eggs. They come in all shapes and sizes: some are layers, some are just born to strut. Mark Diacono begins at the basics, showing how you can raise chickens from eggs, and look after them once they start laying their own. The first part of Chicken & Eggs explains how to think ahead about what kind of chickens you want and how many to get, whether you are going for a breed that lays eggs regularly, or that you might eventually use for eating, or that simply looks decorative. You can choose from Orpingtons, Derbyshire redcaps, Muffed Old English Game, Leghorns and many more. Mark then goes on to show how you can breed chickens, encourage them to lay, work out what kind of eggs you have (are they destined for the eggcup, or will they hatch into baby chicks?), and take care of them day to day, as well as how you can go about getting the birds on the table. The final part of the book is a recipe section that goes far beyond the roast, with lots of delicious ideas for fresh eggs or home-reared chicken. With an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, this is an essential guide for anyone who can't stop thinking about chicks.

A Year at Otter Farm (Hardcover): Mark Diacono A Year at Otter Farm (Hardcover)
Mark Diacono 1
R620 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R143 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

WINNER OF THE ANDRE SIMON FOOD BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2014 `Otter Farm is all about flavour. It starts and ends with the question: What do I really want to eat?' The taste of a perfectly ripe mulberry was Mark Diacono's inspiration for creating Otter Farm, a unique smallholding in Devon with every inch dedicated to extraordinary produce. Sprouting broccoli, asparagus, artichokes, borlotti beans and chard flourish in the vegetable patch; quince and Chilean guava grow in the edible forest; and pigs and chickens roam freely. Here Mark shares his colourful, beautiful recipes, all brimming with flavour and with fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit - including a warm salad of Padron peppers, cherries and halloumi, a stew made from chicken, pork and borlotti beans, a curried squash and mussel soup, and cucumber ice cream, quince doughnuts and fennel toffee apples. He charts the seasonal challenges and excitements of rural living, and offers practical advice for cultivating the best of the familiar, unusual and forgotten varieties at home. With luminous photography that captures life in the kitchen and outdoors, this ground-breaking book reveals how even the most exotic and exciting tastes can have their roots in British soil.

The Speedy Vegetable Garden (Paperback): Mark Diacono, Lia Leendertz The Speedy Vegetable Garden (Paperback)
Mark Diacono, Lia Leendertz
R364 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R27 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Typically, vegetable gardening is about the long view: peas sown in spring aren't harvested until summer, and tomatoes started indoors in February can't be eaten until July. But it's not true for all plants. Some things can be planted and eaten in weeks, days, even hours.

"The Speedy Vegetable Garden"highlights more than 50 quick crops, with complete information on how to sow, grow, and harvest each plant, and sumptuous photography that provides inspiration and a visual guide for when to harvest. In addition to instructions for growing, it also provides recipes that highlight each crop s unique flavor, like Chickpea sprout hummus, stuffed tempura zucchini flowers, and a paella featuring calendula.

Sprouted seeds are the fastest. Microgreens can be harvested in weeks: cilantro, 14 days after planting; arugula and fennel in 10 days. And a handful of vegetable varieties grow more quickly than their slower relatives, like dwarf French beans (60 days), cherry tomatoes (65 days), and early potatoes (75 days).

"The Speedy Vegetable Garden"puts fresh, seed-to-table food at your fingertips, fast "

The New Kitchen Garden - How to Grow Some of What You Eat No Matter Where You Live (Hardcover): Mark Diacono The New Kitchen Garden - How to Grow Some of What You Eat No Matter Where You Live (Hardcover)
Mark Diacono 1
R627 R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Save R125 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Whether you are taking your first steps in growing some of what you eat, or experienced and looking for inspiration, ideas and some new plants to grow, The New Kitchen Garden is for you. Inspired by a range of gardeners growing food on allotments, on rooftops, in container gardens and in other edible spaces, many of them urban, Mark shows you the full exciting breadth of what a kitchen garden can be. Whether you have a window sill, space for a few plants by the back door, an allotment or an acre, you'll find a series of invitations to grow any of almost 200 fruits, nuts, herbs, spices, flowers and vegetables to suit your space, time and inclination. Everything is here - the tools, the techniques, the ideas and the knowledge - to enable you to realise that vision of your own kitchen garden, wherever you live. There's also a dozen incredible edible gardens - a rooftop food forest, a courtyard of metre-square raised beds, Charles Dowding's no-dig garden, a child's container garden and Raymond Blanc's heritage garden at Le Manoir among them - their gates flung open by the gardeners to reveal their methods, ideas and techniques, with plans, key plants and photography to accompany. Mark Diacono - who was head of the gardening team at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage - captures the spirit of adventure and imagination of those growing food in the twenty-first century. He takes ideas from gardens around the world, including that of his own home, Otter Farm in Devon, with its unique blend of orchards, vineyards, forest gardens, edible hedges, perennial garden and veg patch. No matter whether you have space for a collection of pots or a small farm at your disposal, The New Kitchen Garden will show you how to create the most incredible edible garden you can.

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