The green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England, is home to the cider apple orchards which surround the gardens of Pear Tree Cottage. They enjoy a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury and Abberley clock tower. The Teme Valley lies just over the hill and, not far away, is the Herefordshire border. Although our climate is temperate, our seasons are often uncertain and always a challenge to a gardener! This began in 2010 & follows the weekly ups and downs of garden work chronicling both successes and failures but, above all, demonstrates the fun enjoyed by three people who regularly garden in all weathers

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26 January 2011

FROM GARDENING TO COOKING. You're never too old to learn!

On a dark and miserable day and with a new kitchen and an invitation to an Aga demonstration - off we went to Hills of Ledbury and took our seats at 11:00am.  Exactly 2 hours later this is what Marcia had cooked without using a single top plate except for an egg, the toast and the drop scones

  • Bread
  • Toast
  • Bacon
  • Sausages
  • Eggs
  • Tomatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Roast shoulder of lamb
  • Pork casserole
  • Roast potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Fennel
  • Cheese sauce
  • Toasted cheese sandwich
  • Sponge cake
  • Meringues
  • Drop scones
  • Salmon steak                                                               Aga Myths:
  • Quiche                                                      http://www.loveanaga.com/AgaMyths.aspx
  • Mixed vegetable stir fry                                    
  • Bread & butter pudding
  • Shortbread
  • Rice
Even if you hate Aga's - just how impressive was that?  All ready for us to eat and there were only about 20 of us.  It did inspire me to make some more scones today - and there are only 3 left!

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