93 episodes

Welcome to "Grow, cook, eat, arrange" the brand new podcast by gardeners Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson, who've worked together for nearly ten years at the beautiful Perch Hill Farm in the South of England. Sarah loves gardening in general but growing produce both food and flowers is the part she loves the most. She also loves to cook straight forward garden-picked food every day with the minimal amount of ingredients and palava but the greatest amount of taste! Arthur is Sarah's florist who picks beautiful arrangements for photoshoots and open days at the farm, from buckets of scented sweet peas to huge armfulls of dahlias and towering gladiolus.We'll be releasing a new episode every Friday, featuring a relaxed informative chat between Sarah & Arthur across a variety of topics. They'll focus on their favourite flowers currently growing in the garden and the tastiest produce on the veg slope at Perch Hill. They'll talk about how to sow or grow them as well as how to harvest or arrange them, adding their favourite tips or methods along the way. As well as chatting about gardening and growing, Sarah will give you some of her favourite recipes full of food you can produce. So whatever gardening you're into, whatever size your garden is, or whatever level of experience you have, there'll be something for everybody. You can find out more about the products used in the episodes and get in touch via our website. Enjoy the show! Website: https://www.sarahraven.com/

Grow, cook, eat, arrange with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson Sarah Raven in conversation with Arthur Parkinson

    • Leisure
    • 4.7 • 386 Ratings

Welcome to "Grow, cook, eat, arrange" the brand new podcast by gardeners Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson, who've worked together for nearly ten years at the beautiful Perch Hill Farm in the South of England. Sarah loves gardening in general but growing produce both food and flowers is the part she loves the most. She also loves to cook straight forward garden-picked food every day with the minimal amount of ingredients and palava but the greatest amount of taste! Arthur is Sarah's florist who picks beautiful arrangements for photoshoots and open days at the farm, from buckets of scented sweet peas to huge armfulls of dahlias and towering gladiolus.We'll be releasing a new episode every Friday, featuring a relaxed informative chat between Sarah & Arthur across a variety of topics. They'll focus on their favourite flowers currently growing in the garden and the tastiest produce on the veg slope at Perch Hill. They'll talk about how to sow or grow them as well as how to harvest or arrange them, adding their favourite tips or methods along the way. As well as chatting about gardening and growing, Sarah will give you some of her favourite recipes full of food you can produce. So whatever gardening you're into, whatever size your garden is, or whatever level of experience you have, there'll be something for everybody. You can find out more about the products used in the episodes and get in touch via our website. Enjoy the show! Website: https://www.sarahraven.com/

    Simple Scatter Plants for Pots - Episode 79

    Simple Scatter Plants for Pots - Episode 79

    Low maintenance, cheap and easy potted plants are a wonderful entry point for even the most inexperienced gardeners, and there are plenty of options for a rapid burst of colour.
    Whether it’s the Hollyhocks that thrive in the meanest ground, or Californian Poppies which are among the quickest to grow into their extravagant form, you’re bound to find a new favourite potted flower in this week’s episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’.
    In this episode, discover:
    The easiest seeds and seedlings to plant for filling a pot with vibrance and fragranceWhich of the Poppies and Linarias excel for quickly going from seed to flowerHow Hollyhocks thrive in meaner soil, while Foxgloves & Honesty adore being scatteredOrder Sarah’s book: https://bit.ly/2TWHJcz
    Order Arthur’s book: https://bit.ly/3xOov7H
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
    Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com

    Follow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBp
    Follow Arthur: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5
    View all products mentioned and find further advice from Sarah: https://bit.ly/3f2DFiH

    • 16 min
    Growing Herbs for Scrumptious Seafood Recipes with Mitch Tonks - Episode 78

    Growing Herbs for Scrumptious Seafood Recipes with Mitch Tonks - Episode 78

    There is an understated power in herbs to elevate a plain seafood dish into a truly extraordinary experience, and using as many herbs in his dishes for exactly this reason is the renowned restaurateur and writer, Mitch Tonks.
    Between Fish Works and Rockfish he’s demonstrated his expertise in the finest seafood, and shares an abundance of recipes for you to try with your home grown herbs. We also dive into some top tips for growing your own herbs, and tricks to excel in cooking your fish dishes.
    In this episode, discover:
    Mitch’s rich history with fishing, superlative seafood and herbsTips on avoiding common cooking pitfalls, like fish being overcooked or sticking to a panWhy harder herbs like Savoury or Thyme are perfectly suited for grilled fish, while softer herbs best complement a delicious dressingA plethora of Mitch’s extraordinary recipes, from hugely flavoursome Sea Bass with Salsa Primavera, to simpler recipes that anyone can cook in a bagAdvice for growing Basil and sowing Flat Leaf Parsley, for which the current season is still perfectly suitedFollow Mitch
    https://twitter.com/mitchtonks
    https://www.instagram.com/mitchseafood/
    Order Mitch’s Books
    https://www.mitchtonks.co.uk/books-2/

    Order Sarah’s book: https://bit.ly/2TWHJcz
    Order Arthur’s book: https://bit.ly/3xOov7H
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
    Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com
    View all products mentioned and find further advice from Sarah: https://bit.ly/3f2DFiH

    • 24 min
    Flowers for Entertaining in the Garden - Episode 77

    Flowers for Entertaining in the Garden - Episode 77

    It’s the season for entertaining with dinner parties and garden gatherings, and there are so many ways that flowers can punctuate your occasion with immeasurable glamour.
    Whether you’re creating decorations for the centrepiece of a table, or using petals as a wonderful, frugal alternative to confetti, Sarah & Arthur have some essential tips for impressing your guests this summer, plus a delicious salad recipe.
    In this episode, discover:
    The grid system of branches that can replace oasis or floral foam in your table arrangementsWhich roses are ideal for providing long-lasting petals to use as an exciting alternative to confettiEye-catching lights to bring a delicate evening glow to your gardenVarieties of flowers perfect for cut flower arrangements or living pots as a table’s centrepieceSarah’s truly delicious recipe for a warm salad rich in flavour, a perfect companion for the summer evenings aheadOrder Sarah’s book: https://bit.ly/2TWHJcz
    Order Arthur’s book: https://bit.ly/3xOov7H
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
    Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com

    Follow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBp
    Follow Arthur: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5
    View all products mentioned and find further advice from Sarah: https://bit.ly/3f2DFiH

    • 22 min
    A New, Empathetic Approach to Nutrition with Amelia Freer - Episode 76

    A New, Empathetic Approach to Nutrition with Amelia Freer - Episode 76

    Growing your own veg brings a refreshing seasonality to dishes that forms part of Amelia Freer’s passionate dedication to making better nutrition easier for everyone.
    A brilliant Nutritionist, Author and even formerly a PA to Prince Charles, Amelia brings her uplifting, empathetic approach around changing our food habits to this week’s ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’.
    In this episode, discover:
    A new, empathetic system for adapting food habits, and how you can tailor it for yourselfThe difference between head hunger, mouth hunger & stomach hungerSome of Amelia’s favourite tray bakes and one pot dishesEmbracing the approach of cooking ahead of time, a fantastic opportunity for people short on free timeThe delightful element of seasonality in your food that comes from growing your own ediblesFollow Amelia:
    https://ameliafreer.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/AmeliaFreer
    https://www.instagram.com/ameliafreer/

    Order Amelia’s books:
    https://ameliafreer.com/books/
    Order Sarah’s book: https://bit.ly/2TWHJcz
    Order Arthur’s book: https://bit.ly/3xOov7H
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
    Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com
    Follow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBp
    Follow Arthur: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5

    View all products mentioned and find further advice from Sarah: https://bit.ly/3f2DFiH

    • 32 min
    Rare Breeds at Europe’s Largest City Farm and Encouraging Wildflower Growth with Mudchute Farm Manager, Tom Davis - Episode 75

    Rare Breeds at Europe’s Largest City Farm and Encouraging Wildflower Growth with Mudchute Farm Manager, Tom Davis - Episode 75

    Many of us gain so much of our knowledge of farming, livestock and produce from all-important city farms, much like the wonderful Mudchute Farm in London, run diligently by fantastic Farm Manager Tom Davis.
    Tom has led Mudchute to achieving the Rare Breeds Survival Trust approval, teaches 20-25k kids each and every year, and notably takes sheep to graze on the royal parks. We’ll be hearing about keeping rare breed livestock, how natural grazing leads to beautiful wildflower growth, and more.
    In this episode, discover:
    How you can support the local British farming community and help the return of quality, seasonal produceMudchute Farm’s educational services to over twenty thousand children and their familiesEncouraging biodiversity throughout their vast 32 acre farmTom’s hard work to achieve approval from the Rare Breeds Survival TrustMudchute Farm
    https://www.mudchute.org/
    https://www.facebook.com/MudchuteParkFarm
    https://www.instagram.com/mudchute_farm/
    Farmer Tom Davis
    https://www.instagram.com/farmertommy/

    Order Sarah’s book: https://bit.ly/2TWHJcz
    Order Arthur’s book: https://bit.ly/3xOov7H
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
    Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com
    Follow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBp
    Follow Arthur: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5

    View all products mentioned and find further advice from Sarah: https://bit.ly/3f2DFiH

    • 31 min
    The Power of Biennials with Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson - Episode 74

    The Power of Biennials with Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson - Episode 74

    It’s the time of year to sow biennials, and while they flower in their second year, the artisanal avalanche of colour that they bring is well worth the wait. 
    Many of the gorgeous biennials that earn a place as Sarah & Arthur’s favourites will self-sow too, so join us on ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ to venture through these beautiful biennials, from the subtle, fragrant Pillowtalk to more eye catching Tulips like Amazing Parrot.
    In this episode, discover:
    Varieties of biennial flowers for floods of colour and fragranceAdvice on best using liquid seaweed feed, particularly for hungrier plantsHow sowing biennials from seed gives you a staggering impact compared to planting from seedlingsWhich flowers are happiest on poor soil, perfect for new builds or areas with pavingOrder Sarah’s book: https://bit.ly/2TWHJcz
    Order Arthur’s book: https://bit.ly/3xOov7H
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
    Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com

    Follow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBp
    Follow Arthur: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5
    View all products mentioned and find further advice from Sarah: https://bit.ly/3f2DFiH

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
386 Ratings

386 Ratings

Inky Inkberrow ,

Entertaining podcast with top tips

I love this podcast, it’s given me a fresh insight into gardening techniques, plans for amending/creating/improving new flower beds and pots. I appreciate Sarah sharing the science behind certain techniques, it’s helpful to know why certain methods do/don’t work. Sarah and Arthur’s relaxed friendly sometimes funny conversation makes you feel part of their friendship, I only wish the podcast was 10 minutes longer.

York gardener ,

Full of tips & inspiration

I love this podcast & listen to some episodes multiple times to ensure I’ve absorbed the plethora of helpful information & inspiration. Arthur & Sarah are endlessly “listenable” and the recipes using fresh produce are so easy & unusual. More more more please!!!

PJ.MORGAN ,

As Joyful as Spring

Just discovered this podcast and am listening from ep1 while at my allotment. It’s a fascinating mix of growing, fruit, veg, flowers. Insightful and inspiring. Both Sarah and Arthur are very generous with their knowledge and passion. The best podcast I’ve come across by a country mile. ❤️

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