Open General Meeting of FLF, Sat. 19 July 2014

We invite all members to our General Meeting during share-collection time, starting at 2pm on Saturday 19 July.

We’re a Co-op so come and have your say in the running and direction of your project.

There will be reports from our grower Susie, membership sec. Kerstin, treasurer Tony, and chair & co-op secretary David. If you would like something specific discussed please contact Marlies or me in advance so that we can make time for you. See the Contact us page for details of how to get in touch.

We’ve a few announcements, too:

- New Board members;

- Membership Secretary needed;

- Cob Oven decor finished – come and admire;

- Noticeboard project;

- Winter shelter project (and others);

- Reducing our reliance on bought-in veg;

- More volunteers needed for gardening, the watering rota and work parties;

Come and air your views on these and anything else.


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Kohlrabi asian salad

Most cookbooks seem to treat Kohlrabi the same as turnip .. but that did not seem quite right for the summer so this quick salad recipe offers a twist on the usual kohl-slaw! It  makes enough for 4-6 as a side dish (depending on the size of the Kohlrabi). I added blanched rice noodles and broccoli florets to make it a lunch dish. Continue reading

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Stuffed Courgette Flowers

Before .. Runfold

After …

Anne & Sunny harvested some splendid courgettes on Saturday morning so I felt this warranted a simple & quick (non deep fat fried!) recipe for stuffing the  flowers so they could be enjoyed at their best. This makes enough to stuff 4-6 flowers. Continue reading

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Field Rations Recipes – Granola, lentil & quinoa burgers, cashew hummus & chocolate cake!

Some recipes this week that use a number of the great items stocked by Tracey and the Field Rations team, in particular the new additions of quinoa & buckwheat flour. Search using “fieldration” on the recipes section of the website and they are all listed separately. Many thanks to Tracey for the delicious Buckwheat Granola recipe (see below) which has been requested by many FLF members . Continue reading

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Don’t Cry! :’(

Crying OnionIt is one of nature’s many ironies that the most commonly used vegetable ingredients regularly reduces cooks to tears. The very first step in so many recipes is to ‘finely chop the onion’, after which subsequent instructions become a blue as the eyes fill with water and tears begin to flow!

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Chocolate buckwheat cake

Adapted from a recipe by Aran Goyoaga (from Small Plates & Sweet treats) which serves 8+ . Friends say this gluten free cake is better the second day after baking but it has never lasted that long in our house ! Continue reading

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Red lentil quinoa burgers

Serves 4-6 and is based on a recipe from “Meatless Monday” website Continue reading

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Cashew hummus

Adapted from the Gluten free goddess website – serves 4-6 Continue reading

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Lentil and hazelnut burgers

Original recipe from BBC Good Food website – serves 4 Continue reading

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Veg Garden Summer Fete and Plant Sale

Sunday 8th June saw our biggest event of the year – and it was a huge success…

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