The little plums in the share last Saturday are Britain’s wild plums, also known as Bullaces, from the hedge at West Farm. They’re related to sloes but far less sour and used to be the standard until choice plum varieties such as Victoria were introduced. They are quite ‘dry’ (astringent) and are not great raw but really tasty stewed with Demerara or Muscovado sugar. Don’t bother trying to soak off the skins. Removing the small stones is a pain, too. I’ve a chip pan strainer…Continue Reading “Mini-plums in the share? They’re Bullaces”
Can anyone offer some inspiring ideas for recipes using chard? We are rather short on the recipe page and more than one person has asked about chard recipes. One member said she used it for pesto but I never got her to spell out the detail of whether she steamed, hot soaked or used it raw, and what else she added (sorry I don’t know you name). I hope you’ll fill me in! So with many shares of chard to come please write a recipe…Continue Reading “Chard Recipes Wanted”
Try these one to use the Rocket mix & garlic in today’s share
- Cheesy rocket scones (really easy!)
- Rocket & walnut pesto (and vegan version)
- Potato, garlic & rocket soup
Try one of these recipes using the fantastic savoy cabbages in this week’s share!Continue Reading "Savoy cabbage recipe links"
Looking for some inspiration for the Celeriac that was in your share this week ? Here is a few ideas … Celeriac, pear and blue cheese soup www.taste.com.au or www.deliaonline.com Celeriac & carrot rosti cake with remoulade sauce www.kelliesfoodtoglow.com Celeriac, leek, chestnut & cranberry pie www.demuths.co.uk Celeriac and cauliflower curry www.myhealthygourmet.me Celeriac salad with walnuts, olive oil & lemon and pomegranate dressing www.ozlemsturkishtable.com Celeriac, mushroom & tomato lasagna www.greenkitchenstories.com Celeriac butternut squash lasagna www.mynewroots.org
Looking for some inspiration for the Jerusalem Artichokes that were in your share this week? Here’s few ideas, kindly compiled by Alison: Jerusalem Artichoke, Celeriac and apple soup (vegan) The flexitarian.co.uk/ recipe items Jerusalem Artichoke and Kale Gratin (Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall) Theguardian.com/ lifestyle – 3rd January 2014 Jerusalem Artichoke, radicchio and pear salad ( Thomasina Miers) Theguardian.com/ lifestyle – 20 November 2015 Jerusalem Artichoke, lentil and wild mushroom warm salad telegraph.co.uk/ recipes – 17th January 2011 Jerusalem Artichoke Gnocchi (vegan & gluten-free) Fannythefoodie.com Jerusalem Artichoke and Banana…Continue Reading “Jerusalem Artichoke recipes”
If you need a bit of inspiration for using the blackcurrants and have made all the jam, sorbet, coulis & syrup you need the following recipes for blackcurrant drizzle cake, blackcurrant tea bread and blackcurrant & almond cake (gluten free) are worth a try — the drizzle cake seemed to go down well with the team harvesting this morning!Continue Reading "Blackcurrant cake recipes"
I always find swede one of the hardest vegetables to cook with other than the usual mash & soup! I have tried a dozen or so different recipes and would recommend the following:
- Swede and Quinoa (or buckwheat) salad
- Indian spiced swede (curry)
- Roasted swede and feta cheese salad with balsamic
I have also tried spicy swede chips. For best results peel swede and cut into 1 cm thick long chips. Put swede chips into a sieve and run cold water over them then pat dry with kitchen paper. Lay them on baking tray and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over a little olive oil and then shake over either smoked paprika or mix of garam masala and chilli powder . Bake in a 200C oven for 20-25 minutes.Continue Reading "Swede Recipes"
With the large quantity of squash in the share in recent weeks , I thought a couple of slightly different recipes from the usual soup/curry/risottos might not go amiss! If you are looking for inspiration, the Guardian did a piece on their 10 best squash recipes in September 2013- — I can recommend the masala dosa but haven’t been brave enough to try the ice cream. (www.theguardian.com/lifestyle/10bestrecipes)
Below are recipes for a Roasted butternut squash enchilada casserole, a gluten free Butternut coconut & ginger cake and if you still have some squash left over a butternut squash breakfast smoothie !Continue Reading "The butternut squash glut – mexican casserole, cake & smoothie !"
The recipes that were in the yurt are posted below …. this week my celeriac turned into delicious crisps (thinly slice, toss in oil, salt and paprika and bake at 170C for 20-25 minutes) – apparently better for you than regular crisps .. well that is my excuse!Continue Reading "Celeriac Recipes – using the six in this weeks share!"
Mooli are back in the share this week so Susie & Gavin thought it would be helpful to add some more recipes to the website using this slightly peppery member of the radish family. It is as good raw as cooked so listed below are recipes for a carrot & sesame salad, a pumpkin curry and a savoury patty (a bit like a chinese rosti!). If you search on FLF web page there is also a recipe for a Burmese potato curry using mooli.Continue Reading "More recipes for mooli"
As we were fortunate enough to get more borlotti beans in this weeks share a recipe that combines the best of what is available at the moment. You can add cubes of pancetta or streaky bacon but the original vegetarian version works really well as a meal in itself and goes really well with FLF spicy winter salad! Sarah K’s recipes for borlotti from last year are also on the website .. I can recommend the soup.Continue Reading "Gratin of pumpkin and borlotti"
A couple of recipes as an alternative to the ubiquitous chutney to make most of the green tomatoes in this week’s share. Joanna W recommended the Nigel slater green chutney recipe to me and so I have given that a try as well !Continue Reading "Green tomato soup & curry .. if chutney isn’t your thing!"
Some simple recipes for a Carrot dip, a Carrot and Corn salad and Beetroot, Carrot & Goats cheese muffins which I hope will do justice to the new crop of FLFy (Gavin’s ) carrots .Continue Reading "Recipes to make the most of new carrot crop"
As the globe artichokes will soon be appearing in the (note: this year’s crop will produce artichokes that will be a bit smaller than normal) Susie suggested I put a couple of recipes on web site. Having not cooked these for some time, I had to double check how to prepare them properly and so for those new to the artichoke I’d recommend the info/videos on the BBC good food website and/or www.choppingblock.net. These are likely to be much clearer than the instructions I have given below! Having taken two of the smaller artichokes from Runfold earlier this week — whilst they may seem a bit fiddly to prepare the result was delicious!Continue Reading "Globe artichokes – simply steamed or stuffed with couscous"
A couple recipes (Indian spiced kohlrabi & quinoa and Kohlrabi, beetroot & apple with lime) that are just a bit different from the standard coleslaw .. there is also an Asian salad recipe somewhere on the website if you search!Continue Reading "Kohlrabi salad ideas"
Ps I can recommend the Wisley recipe for the courgette and basil bread (leaflets in the Yurt) .. though it did make a very large loaf !Continue Reading "Broad beans!"
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 "Kohlrabi asian salad"
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 "Stuffed Courgette Flowers"
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 "Field Rations Recipes – Granola, lentil & quinoa burgers, cashew hummus & chocolate 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 "Chocolate buckwheat cake"
Serves 4-6 and is based on a recipe from “Meatless Monday” websiteContinue Reading "Red lentil quinoa burgers"
Adapted from the Gluten free goddess website – serves 4-6Continue Reading "Cashew hummus"
Original recipe from BBC Good Food website – serves 4Continue Reading "Lentil and hazelnut burgers"
I had lost this gnocchi recipe which is based on one by Ruth Rogers of River Café but found it again paired with the beetroot “pesto” recipe in House & Garden magazine and they do really work well together. It makes about 20 gnocchi – draining the ricotta may seem a bit fussy but it does pay off!Continue Reading "Chard gnocchi with beetroot ‘pesto’"
A simple spring (or is it nearly summer?) rustic soup courtesy of Nigel Slater which serves 4. For those that prefer a less rustic appearance, it can be blitzed with a hand blender at the end to give a smooth green velvety soup. IF I don’t have many broad beans, I add in frozen peas at the end.Continue Reading "Broad bean, lettuce & basil soup"
I thought I would post this recipe in readiness for the crop of basil we hopefully should all get from this weeks plant in the share. Based on a recipe from the Bon Appetit website, this makes 16-20 biscuits and works with just the lemon zest or both the lemon and lime.Continue Reading "Lemon lime basil shortbread biscuits"
Having seen the baby turnips in the yurt this morning with their splendid green tops, I remembered this recipe which serves 2 and is taken from the wonderful living website.Continue Reading "Turnip and spinach salad with warm bacon dressing"
I found this Sophie Grigson recipe, which serves 4-6, on the cabbage-online.co.uk website (a new one for me!) and tested it out this week for lunch with some crusty sourdough bread. It would also work as a side dish for chicken or a fish.Continue Reading "Hot hispi cabbage, red pepper & tomato salad"