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Nettle and Wild Garlic Pesto

07.04 2017 Nettle and Wild Garlic Pesto

We love wild food. There’s something very exciting about walking into a wood or along a hedgerow, identifying edible plants and picking them for free! Some wild foods though, while edible, fit squarely into the ‘why would you bother’ bracket. Nettles and Wild Garlic (Ramsons) are different. These plants are good for you and can be used to produce genuinely delicious dishes! This is one of our favourites and it’s very easy. Make this pesto as soon...

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Chicken thighs, Rainbow Chard and Rice

05.04 2017 Chicken thighs, Rainbow Chard and Rice

I love Rainbow Chard! It’s easy to grow (the usual garden pests don’t eat it), it’s colourful, it’s good for you and it’s tasty! Swiss Chard or Rainbow Chard can stay in the ground all Winter and so are one of the few zero-km Winter greens available. I use it all winter: in Noodle dishes, stir fries, I pickle the stalks and I cure them but, as I grow a lot of it, when Winter...

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Chicken Thigh, Polish Sausage, Potato & Romanesco Bake

24.02 2017 Chicken Thigh, Polish Sausage, Potato & Romanesco Bake

We had some Romanesco form perfect heads early this year in the greenhouse. One of them was just about to go over recently so it had to be used up. There also happened to be some Chicken Thighs in the fridge so an adapted Chicken and Broccoli Bake seemed the way to go. This worked out really well! Ingredients 4 Chicken Thighs (one per person) Some Sausage – the dense Eastern European style or thin chorizo Baby Potatoes Leeks Broccoli florets Onion Mushrooms Garlic Chili...

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Chocolate and Beetroot Brownies

20.02 2017 Chocolate and Beetroot Brownies

We love Beetroot! They germinate easily, they’re delicious as a micro-green in salads, the leaves can be picked and used while the root continues to swell, they can be pickled or stored over winter, in mild climates they can even stay in the ground over the winter to provide a delicious veg to roast or to make beetroot soup or even to use in baking. This recipe isn’t just a means to use up excess beetroot (is there such...

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Hearty Pumpkin and Chickpea Stew

26.11 2016 Hearty Pumpkin and Chickpea Stew

Pumpkins are a great plant to grow in the garden as they look good and cover a lot of ground. it can be hard to know how many individual plants to grow as they can be a bit temperamental and, after planting, they can sulk for a bit so it looks like you might not have any harvest at all. This year our 5 plants produced some bumper Atlantic Giants for carving and some more traditional...

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