Watercress is a hardy, perennial European herb that grows naturally in wet soil & at the margins of running water. The leaves have a piquant, peppery taste and are best eaten fresh. Highly nutritious – especially in vitamins A, E, C & K and iron.
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Ridged gourds are a tropical vine in the cucumber family. Fruits are eaten young for edible purposes. Mature fruit becomes very fibrous and, fully developed, is the source of the loofah scrubbing sponge! If you have a recipe that uses ridged gourds you’d like to share, please use the form below
Tomatoes originated in America & are a very popular and highly nutritious fruit. They can come in many shapes, sizes & colours & home grown are the tastiest!
Thyme is a hardy perennial herb originating from southern Europe. Its aromatic leaves emit a warm scent when crushed and low growing varieties can be used as an alternative lawn!
Tarragon is a perennial herb – this means it will over-winter and re-grow in the next season. Tarragon leaves are very aromatic.
The tamarind is a tree native to Africa that produces edible pod-like fruits that are extensively used in cuisines around the world. It grows best in tropical conditions so success in the UK will be limited to cold weather protection! If you have a recipe that uses tamarind you’d like to contribute, please use […]
Sweetcorn is a variety of maize with a high sugar content. It was cultivated by native Americans and became more widespread following the European colonisation in the 17th century.
Sweet potatoes are edible tropical tuber with pinkish orange slightly sweet flesh. It is not related to the potato. The young leaves and shoots can be eaten as greens. Sweet potato is lighter and fluffier in texture than potatoes too.