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Ingredients to serve 4 as a starter

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Serves 4

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So you've made a resolution to grow more of your own fruit and vegetables this year. Bad idea. Not the vegetables but the resolution. Most of us never keep them and then we feel twice as bad. The veg idea is good, but let the notion just sit in your mind for a week or two, quietly simmering away. Don't see the grow-your-own thing as a great hurdle to be jumped, but something to sidle into, a little at a time. Growing food should be a pleasurable, manageable occupation, not another worry, another weight on your mind.

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Ingredients to serve 6

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Serves 4

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Serves 4

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Serves 4

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Serves 4

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Serves 4

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Serves 4
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