Roasted Turnips

This turnip recipe is adapted from Turnips are wonderful things, when fresh and small, strangely its quite difficult to find recipes – turnips don’t feature in any of my cook books. It turns out as a really tasty side dish, the lemon juice and salt give the soft turnips a punch. I tried adding…

Growing Pea Shoots

It’s still really cold outside, but my enthusiasm is high and I really want to get cracking with this years growing. For a quick win while i’m waiting, I’m going to grow Pea Shoots with guidance from Vertical Veg’s How to grow pea shoots blog post. The container and marrow fat peas have been sourced….

Heritage days at Hulme Garden Centre

We wanted to share the film we made for Hulme Garden Centre’s Apple & Pumpkin day back in October. We learned about all the many varieties of apple grown in the UK and got to taste some pumpkin soup. This coming Sunday, Hulme Garden Centre are hosting a POTATO heritage day – where you can…

Autumn – Winter Garden

We are keen to prepare our garden ahead of winter, to ensure we have great food in the spring. For inspiration we took a packed lunch and visited Hulme Community Garden Centre yesterday. Its lovely to sit in their gardens and to wander around, getting ideas and talking to staff about what we can do…

Vegbox: Tuesday 11th January 2011

broccoli  IT carrots  UK celeriac UK swiss chard ES jerusalem artichokes  ES portobello mushrooms  UK red cabbage  ES red onion  ES

Saffron Cauliflower

Tonight’s tea to start the new year will be Yotam Ottolenghi‘s Saffron Cauliflower featured in Plenty. It’s a really easy side dish, you just mix everything up in a bowl then place in the oven – no other preparation. 1 medium cauliflower, divided into florets 1 red onion, sliced 70g sultanas 90g green olives, pitted…

What’s in Season December

Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester hosted a Christmas Craft Market today, which proved an excellent reason for visiting the cafe for lunch too with the Modern Caterer. This café is part of a large group of cafes around Manchester, including Gabriel’s Kitchen, The Old Engine Room and the newly launched Gabriel’s Grocery Store in Chorlton….