The Kitchen Garden Radio Show, 17th of August 2018

The Kitchen Garden Radio Show, 17th of August 2018

On the show this week we have recipes for Blackberries & Beetroot, both abundant at the moment.

We talk about the true cost of Free Range Eggs and how you can adopt a Beehive!

We hear from Kitty Scully about the upcoming Voxpro Urban Garden Festival in Cork.

In Nature Notes, it’s the Blackbird, one of our most common birds.

Blackberry Buns

Makes approx 20


  • 2 eggs
  • 100ml natural yogurt
  • 75ml sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 175g  plain flour
  • 50g oat flour (porridge oats blitzed)
  • (If not using oat flour then use 225g plain flour)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 100g wholemeal flour
  • 100g brown sugar
  • A few handfuls of fresh or frozen blackberries


  1. Set Oven at 180°. Line bun tins with paper cases.
  2. Whisk eggs, milk, yogurt, oil and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In another bowl sift the flour, baking powder, bread soda and salt. Add the oat flour, wholemeal flour and sugar and mix.
  4. Fold the dry mixture into the wet ingredients. Stop as soon as it comes together. Do not over mix. Fold in the blackberries carefully.
  5. Divide the mixture into the bun cases and cook in the preheated over for approx 15 minutes.
  6. Cool on wire tray
  7. Enjoy!

There’s poetry and of course some jobs to do in the garden:

  • Spray spuds for blight
  • Mow wildflower meadows now to help scatter the seeds.
  • Cut back leaves on grapevines to let the sun ripen the fruits
  • Remove the lower leaves of cordon tomatoes up to the lowest truss, to let more light and air reach the fruits
  • Harvest tomatoes, cucumbers and chillies regularly to encourage more fruits to form
  • Sow green manure to fill any bare ground
  • Keep deadheading border plants, unless you want to collect their seeds

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