Tag Archives: Herbs

John’s handy herb guide

Our chef patron John is a dab hand at gardening as well as cooking. At this time of year his kitchen garden here at the hotel is at its best. He particularly loves his herbs and veggies, so here is his handy herb guide to help you select the ones you need when cooking. Or […]

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Using herbs in the winter months

During the winter, any herbs you grow outside will naturally die back, but with some sensible forward planning you can keep using them in your cooking throughout the colder months. Freshly-picked herbs are definitely the best for flavour. Mints, sages and parsleys can all be potted up around now and brought inside in September to […]

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Cook with homegrown herbs this summer

Now’s the time for planting herbs. Conditions are perfect in the summertime while the weather is warm and hopefully the livin’ is easy! Our gourmet gardener, co-owner and top chef, John gives his tips below on how you can get the best from your homegrown herbs. Before you do anything, consider where you will put […]

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Growing herbs

Herbs can be grown in borders, beds, rock gardens, in tubs and hanging baskets and of course, on window sills for convenience when cooking. Here our co-owner, top chef and gardening gourmet, John gives his tips for growing your own herbs to use in the kitchen. They’re easy to care for and only require picking […]

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