Britain’s fruit and vegetable farmers are almost totally reliant on seasonal migrant workers. Having previously been inundated with applications from Romania and Bulgaria, labour agencies say interest dropped off, post-Brexit, in 2017 and 2018 as workers opt to go elsewhere in the EU.
The seasonal veg could be staying in the ground this year.
While much maligned, good cooking can make a huge difference
In a cruel twist of evolution – some of us can smell it, and some of us can’t.
Asparagus season is upon us, meaning it’s time to give the delightful green vegetable more airtime on your plate.  Sautéed
Yeah, eating asparagus does make your pee smell. However, once you're past that, there are numerous reasons to fill the plate
Asparagus tips should be tightly furled and perky, with shoots that are straight and firm. This quiche is great for a picnic with a side of fresh green salad, or take a slice for breakfast on the run, or wrap in cos or romaine lettuce with a dab of honey mustard, its filling without having to add any carbs.
We're almost at the end of the English asparagus season - it's traditional to stop cutting the spears by Midsummer's Day - and I was looking for a way to extend it a little by making something I could put in the freezer.
This is such a simple recipe it's hardly deserving of the name but it's so good I'm going to share it with you anyway. It makes a lovely lunch or light supper.