It takes time for gardens to evolve and we continue to work away in the Torridon kitchen garden. Our new raised beds are giving us our first crop of potatoes: Blue Danube waltzes into view, Desiree – it sounds like a Tennessee Williams play. We never quite know what we will find under the lettuce at this time of year: frog, toad, princess. There are lots of metamorphoses and transformations going on, like the moth on a stone that believes it’s really part of a pine tree. Soon it will be out with the spuds and in with the Tuscany kale: from the kitchen staple to the truly sublime.