The big fat truth about butter
If you’re an Abel & Cole delivery type – or a pleased-with-yourself allotment grower – then congrats, you’re in for some serious health wins because fresh or frozen produce beats tinned goods hands down. New research by Stanford University found that BPA – the harmful chemical that coats disposable water bottles and can cause obesity and diabetes – lines the inside of tins, too. So step away from the opener and grow your own. Don’t have an allotment? Worry not – here’s chef Gizzi Erskine’s pick of the best seasonal produce to plant now in your garden or window box:
Add compost or manure to the soil for better flavour. No, really.
You can’t go wrong with these. Keep well-watered in dry weather.
Harvest regularly to ensure a constant supply. Never be without greens again.