So you’ve signed up to our share scheme and you are getting some weird and wonderful veg you’ve no idea how to prepare! You need some help on how to cook them and some ideas on delicious recipes.  Please find below recipes kindly supplied by our members. Please submit your recipe ideas to

Mini-plums in the share? They’re Bullaces

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 that works well for removing plum stones but these little bullets go through the mesh! Ideas and inventions welcome.

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Chard Recipes Wanted

flf-july-043-1280x960-300x225Can 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 or comment on our web site!
(Other good veg recipes you’ve tried are welcome too).


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Rocket recipes – Saturday April 9th

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

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Savoy cabbage recipe links

Try one of these recipes using the fantastic savoy cabbages in this week’s share! Continue reading

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Celeriac Recipes

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 or

Celeriac & carrot rosti cake with remoulade sauce

Celeriac, leek, chestnut & cranberry pie

Celeriac and cauliflower curry

Celeriac salad with walnuts, olive oil &  lemon and pomegranate dressing

Celeriac, mushroom & tomato lasagna

Celeriac butternut squash lasagna


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Jerusalem Artichoke recipes

jerusalem artichokes

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 recipe items

Jerusalem Artichoke and Kale Gratin (Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall) lifestyle – 3rd January 2014

Jerusalem Artichoke, radicchio and pear salad ( Thomasina Miers) lifestyle – 20 November 2015

Jerusalem Artichoke, lentil and wild mushroom warm salad recipes – 17th January 2011

Jerusalem Artichoke Gnocchi (vegan & gluten-free)

Jerusalem Artichoke and Banana Cake

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Blackcurrant cake 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

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Swede 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

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The butternut squash glut – mexican casserole, cake & smoothie !

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.  (

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

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Celeriac Recipes – using the six in this weeks share!

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

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