Posted in Kitchen Crumpet Awards, National Trust, News, seedlings
So itâ€™s been a fairly hectic few months for me. And boy how things have gone completely nuts. Back in March
I was rather unexpectedly crowned Britain’s sexiest chef in the annual Kitchen Crumpet Awards (in association with Kitchen devils). This came as a bit of a shock as when youâ€™re being put up against the likes of Nigella â€“ Hello, how hot is she? - And Gordon, Jamie and James Martin who are so, so popular, you can imagine how completely flabbergasted I was. I just want to say a mammoth thank you to everyone who voted for me and how grateful I am now to have been put well and truly on the culinary map.
So this got the ball rolling and since then I have been on one hell of an exciting journey. I am now working with the National Trust to show you guys how easy it is to grow veggies in your window boxes. I was a bit nervous to begin with as I have attempted to grow things before. Herbs that get so big, but then wilt and die or tomatoes that do really well but then get covered in spiders and I get too scared to eat them.
It took an hour to plant these little seedlings into window boxes and I am now the proud owner of some
radishes, beetroots, courgettes, tomatoes, new potatoes, cabbages, lettuces, rainbow chard, spinach and ton of herbs. I canâ€™t tell you how exciting it is to everyday wake up and see how much everything has grown. The radishes have been harvested already and I canâ€™t even begin to explain how delicious they were. They tasted, cleaner, more peppery and more pink! (If that makes any kind of sense.) I am so excited about what I am going to cook and will post some recipes when I have decided. For now you will just have to make do with some shots of some of my wares.