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The Wheelbarrow Gardener - Preparing your potager

The Wheelbarrow Gardener - Preparing your potager

After such a wet winter, we are all dreaming of a dry and sunny spring. Trevor Bridge shows us how to start preparing our jardin potager to ensure a summer-long supply of fresh vegetables…

 

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Nature Notes on... Spring is in the air…

Nature Notes on... Spring is in the air…

Chris Luck shows us how to spot the earliest signs of spring in our gardens…

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Healthy Spring Rolls by Nikki Legon

Healthy Spring Rolls by Nikki Legon

These spring rolls make a refreshing change to the usual fired variety...

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Cajun chicken breasts with vibrant mango salsa by Nikki Legon

Cajun chicken breasts with vibrant mango salsa by Nikki Legon

Chicken is not only versatile but extremely lean and low in calories. Unlike steaks and hamburgers, it’s low in saturated fats as long as you remove all skin before cooking...

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Crudités served with a healthy hummus dip and pitta bread by Nikki Legon

Crudités served with a healthy hummus dip and pitta bread by Nikki Legon

There’s nothing nicer than relaxing with friends and family around a shared dish on a balmy evening. With all the fresh produce available you can experiment with your crudités and produce a colourful platter. The fact that chickpeas are low in fat makes this a healthy start to any meal...

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Roasted monkfish on puy lentils by Nikki Legon

Roasted monkfish  on puy lentils by Nikki Legon

A tasty and nutritious meal that’s good for you too as lentils can help lower cholesterol and manage blood sugar disorders...

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Smoothies by Nikki Legon

Smoothies by Nikki Legon

Healthy, convenient fuel on the go! Smoothies provide important proteins, vitamins and minerals and you can use any fruit or vegetable so it’s a tasty way to get your 5-a-day. Have them for breakfast, an afternoon snack, dessert or as a delicious cocktail...

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The Wheelbarrow Gardener - Spring in the garden

The Wheelbarrow Gardener - Spring in the garden

Are you feeling the effects of winter? Our gardening expert Trevor Bridge shows you how to get your garden, and you, ready for summer…

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The best of the region’s fishing for the spring

The best of the region’s fishing for the spring

Ron Cousins has been an ardent fisherman for 60 years, six of those in the Poitou-Charentes. This issue he takes a look at the best of the region’s fishing for the spring…

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