20 episodes

'Tales From the Veg Patch' is a new podcast by award-winning food writer, cook and veg grower, Kathy Slack. Come through the garden gate for 15 minutes of rural tranquillity as Kathy shares uplifting stories about growing and cooking her own food and the healing powers of gardening for mental health.
There’s 'The Love Story of the Overlooked Leek'; an essay on 'How to Buy Dirt'; and, musings on 'The Morals and Mysteries of Failing to Catch a Mole'. Plus lots of eating, weekly recipes and ideas for making the most of the harvest.
Tales, stories and essays to reconnect you with the food you eat and get you back to the land. Every Thursday.
FOLLOW:
kathyslack.com
Instagram.com/gluts_gluttony
Twitter.com/gluts_gluttony
Show music: Tom Dyson
Cover pic: Stephanie McLeod

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Tales from the Veg Patch Kathy Slack

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'Tales From the Veg Patch' is a new podcast by award-winning food writer, cook and veg grower, Kathy Slack. Come through the garden gate for 15 minutes of rural tranquillity as Kathy shares uplifting stories about growing and cooking her own food and the healing powers of gardening for mental health.
There’s 'The Love Story of the Overlooked Leek'; an essay on 'How to Buy Dirt'; and, musings on 'The Morals and Mysteries of Failing to Catch a Mole'. Plus lots of eating, weekly recipes and ideas for making the most of the harvest.
Tales, stories and essays to reconnect you with the food you eat and get you back to the land. Every Thursday.
FOLLOW:
kathyslack.com
Instagram.com/gluts_gluttony
Twitter.com/gluts_gluttony
Show music: Tom Dyson
Cover pic: Stephanie McLeod

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Series Finale - The Promise of Autumn

    Series Finale - The Promise of Autumn

    It might be the end of the series, but it’s not the end of the growing season. So this week, things to look forward to in the autumn veg patch, plus some jobs to get done and recipes for the coming chill.
    Find the green tomato chutney recipe here:
    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2009/oct/04/nigel-slater-green-tomato-recipes
    And for the roast cauliflower soup with kale and walnut pesto which Kathy's talks through:
    https://www.kathyslack.com/blog/cauliflower-soup-kale-pesto
    Keep in touch with Kathy until series 2 begins:
    kathyslack.com
    instagram.com/gluts_gluttony
    twitter.com/gluts_gluttony

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    • 13 min
    Autumn Unbuyables

    Autumn Unbuyables

    Unbuyables – the class of produce only a grower has access to – are especially bountiful in early Autumn and none is more exciting than the imminent winter squash harvest. So this week, pumpkins – how to go them and what to cook with them.
     
    You can find all the recipes Kathy mentions in her cookbook, From the Veg Patch.
    Find the pumpkin tikka masala recipe here: 
    https://thehappyfoodie.co.uk/recipes/pumpkin-tikka-masala-with-flatbreads/

    Keep in touch with Kathy:
    kathyslack.com
    instagram.com/gluts_gluttony
    twitter.com/gluts_gluttony
     

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    • 17 min
    Courgettes: A blissful tyranny

    Courgettes: A blissful tyranny

    It’s August so the courgette glut helpline is open and ringing off the hook. Kathy has plenty of ideas for your courgettes, plus an essay on the joys and tyranny of the bounty.
     
    This is an extract from Kathy's cookbook, From the Veg Patch, where you’ll find all the recipes mentioned.
     
    For more info on the upcoming events Kathy mentions:
    https://www.daylesford.com/shop/events/cookery-school/market-garden-gather-and-cook-3
    https://thebigfeastival.com/chef-line-up
    Keep in touch with Kathy:
    kathyslack.com
    instagram.com/gluts_gluttony
    twitter.com/gluts_gluttony

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    • 13 min
    The cacophony of silence

    The cacophony of silence

    This week, silence. Kathy goes on a silent nature retreat and, sitting in the kitchen garden at the retreat, discovers that silence, at least in nature, is not silent at all.
    The retreat was at The Sharpham Trust: https://www.sharphamtrust.org.
    For more tales about growing and cooking, see Kathy's cookbook, From the Veg Patch,
    Keep in touch with Kathy:
    kathyslack.com
    instagram.com/gluts_gluttony
    twitter.com/gluts_gluttony
    See you next week!

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    • 12 min
    Goings on in the garden

    Goings on in the garden

    This week: lists. Not a 'To Do' list as such, but a list of things to look out for, enjoy and, yes, get done, in the garden at the end of July and into August. Plus, a super simple courgette and lime cake recipe.
    Find the courgette and lime cake recipe in this episode here: https://thehappyfoodie.co.uk/recipes/courgette-cake-with-lime-buttercream/
    Plus more recipes for your harvests in Kathy's cookbook, From the Veg Patch.
    Keep in touch with Kathy:
    kathyslack.com
    instagram.com/gluts_gluttony
    twitter.com/gluts_gluttony

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    • 13 min
    In hope of reincarnation as a bean

    In hope of reincarnation as a bean

    Deep philosophical questions this week as Kathy ponders life as a broad bean. Plus, more usefully perhaps, tips for your bean harvest from simple vinaigrettes to chicken meatballs and bean stew.
    This is an extract from Kathy's cookbook, From the Veg Patch, where you’ll find all the recipes mentioned.
     
    Keep in touch with Kathy (when she's back from holiday!):
    kathyslack.com
    instagram.com/gluts_gluttony
    twitter.com/gluts_gluttony


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    • 15 min

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