Plants in our garden

Leeks with sauce Gribiche

A versatile sauce that works well with other greens such as asparagus, beans and artichokes. Ingredients:2 eggs4 tsp capers3 cornichons or small gherkins3-4 tbsp chopped chives and/or tarragon3 tbsp chopped parsley1 tsp Dijon mustard2 tablespoon sherry/red wine vinegar or lemon juice140 ml olive oilPepperSalt Method: Gribiche sauce:Boil the eggs for 10 minutes, refresh, peel, let …

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Cabbage recipe: okonomiyaki

Japanese savoury pancake INGREDIENTS (makes 2 ) 100 ml water1 tsp dashi stock powder60 g plain flour2 eggspinch salt1/2 tsp sugar240 g finely chopped cabbage (1/4)3 or 4 chopped spring onions1 tbspn shopped pickled ginger20 g panko crumbs (if you have any)grape seed oil garnishesbonito flakes (katsuo bushi)pickled ginger, slicedtoasted sesame seedsextra sliced spring onionsmayonnaise (with a squirty nozzle) okonomiyaki sauce1 tbsp tomato …

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Pumpkin & Red Lentil soup

To celebrate our return to working bees with the easing of COVID restrictions, everyone’s favourite garden stalwart, Kevin, cooked up some delicious treats. Including the recipe below for Rhubarb chutney, which went down very well with a little cheese. Ingredients 1 onion, roughly chopped4 cloves garlic, crushed2 Tbsp red curry paste2 Tbsp olive oil1 cup …

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Pumpkin Pie

EASY PUMPKIN PIE By Kevin Hall 2 sheets frozen shortcrust pastry. 2 ¼ cups cooked mashed pumpkin Roasted is best. 395 gm can sweetened condensed milk. 2 tbsp cornflour. 2 eggs. ½ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground nutmeg ½ tsp mixed spice METHOD Heat oven to 180* C. Line a 25cm pie dish with …

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Beetroot & ginger cake

BEETROOT AND GINGER CAKE – Inspired by Ottolenghi by Mary Ann Grant 1/2 cup (100g) finely chopped candied or crystalized ginger 1 2/3 cups (200g) flour 3/4 cup (150g) sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 large red beets, peeled and grated finely grated zest of one orange 2/3 …

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Lyonnaise Salad

For 2 portions 250 g thick cut bacon 2 slices of bread, torn into chunks 1 garlic clove 3 tbs sherry or red vine vinegar 1 tbs Dijon mustard 1 tbs chopped tarragon leaves 1 tbs chopped chives 4 tablespoons olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 4 cups torn curly endive, washed …

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Blanching Endives and Radicchio

Curly endives and radicchio are two crops in the lettuce family with a slightly bitter taste. They are great mixed with other salad leaves or with a sweet honey dressing. Endive leaves get more bitter the longer they are subjected to sunlight, radicchio even changes the colour of it’s leaves from red to green when …

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