The Almanac

Tales from the Kitchen Garden

noun [ C ] (also almanack) a handbook, typically published annually, that includes information for the year such as important days, weather, seasons and nature.
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18 February 2022

Kitchen Garden Gurus at THE PIG-at Combe

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A sneak peek into our gardening workshops in The Folly with our PIG team and good friend Mark Diacono.

21 January 2022

Sip with Seedlip and THE PIGs this Dry January

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Many of us are trying Dry January this year or cutting down a bit this month after the Christmas festivities! We have shared our fantastic cocktail recipes using Seedlip from our Bar Team below so you can sip until your heart is content!

10 January 2022

Winter Tales from the Kitchen Garden at THE PIG-in the South Downs

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Head Kitchen Gardener Alex Coutts gives us a sneak peek into the Kitchen Garden at our newest PIG in the litter to see what they are harvesting.

10 February 2021

Down at the bottom of the garden….with Alitex


Our friends at Alitex Greenhouses have been busy sharing all sorts of advice, tips and virtual workshops for their friends to help them with their own gardening and greenhouses and so we wanted to share these with you!

19 May 2020

Garden Centres are Go! What to buy now...


Now that Garden Centres have reopened Ollie, our Group Head Kitchen Gardener lets us know what seeds he is buying to get planting now.

30 April 2020

Tales from the Kitchen Garden - April

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The end of April is a busy time in our kitchen gardens, as it is when our big changeover happens. Here's what our Kitchen Garden teams have been up to this month.

22 April 2020

Lemon and Lime Basil Posset


This is the easiest dessert there is. To bring an element of the garden to it, and because it’s a nice little added extra, we use our own lemon-scented herbs!

15 April 2020

Chicken, Mushroom and Leek Pie

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All recipes can be found in THE PIG book: Tales and Recipes from the Kitchen Garden and Beyond.

22 March 2020

Herby Tomato Soup

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All recipes can be found in THE PIG book: Tales and Recipes from the Kitchen Garden and Beyond.

27 January 2020

Time to sow our seeds!

At this time of year, our Kitchen Garden teams are busy planning for the months ahead and the first thing on the agenda is to get sowing!

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