Zucchini Zeal

Zucchini Zeal

Virgil Evetts After the slowest start to summer in living memory my food garden has finally exploded into production. Until a week or so back, I was still gorging on sugar-snap peas – which really do live up to their … Read more »

Let them eat cake

Let them eat cake

    Virgil Evetts There is danger in declaring one’s passions too noisily. At certain times of the year friends and family will be carefully taking note of any subtle clues you may unwittingly drop about your likes and dislikes. … Read more »

A Glacé Act

A Glacé Act

Virgil Evetts At the risk of startling more than a few of you, I feel it timely to point out that Christmas is coming, (at an alarming rate of knots), and the goose is getting positively obese.  I’m not telling … Read more »

On The Snail Trail

On The Snail Trail

Virgil Evetts I used to view snails on a dinner plate with such squinty-eyed scepticism – for all the usual reasons I suppose – their sliminess, their squelchyness, the havoc they wreck in the garden. On the rare occasions when … Read more »

Long-haul gluttony

Long-haul gluttony

Virgil Evetts Being on the receiving end of long-winded holiday recaps can be so bloody boring don’t you think? It’s like hearing about a really great party that you wern’t invited to.  So, as much as possible, I like to let the … Read more »

Asparagus Fever

Asparagus Fever

Virgil Evetts I’m one of those people who sulks and pouts their way through the dark months. I loathe the short days, cold nights and the lack of vital produce, and so desperately wait for the first tell-tale signs of … Read more »

Mince Words

Mince Words

Virgil Evetts Mince gets a bad rap these days. It’s gained a low-rent reputation, and is subject to so many scurrilous lies and rumours about its origins – nought but snouts and sphincters according to some. But preciousness and pretensions … Read more »