GYO Potatoes 2013

At Hulme Community Garden Centre’s Heritage Potato Day, we bought Salad Blue, Charlotte, Orla and Valor potatoes to grow. Following the success of last years potato growing, I’m starting a little earlier. Charlotte potatoes are incredibly popular, being a salad potato (waxy) with a full flavour. Charlotte can be planted out early between February and March for harvest in June….

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…

Jamie’s Leek and Potato Soup

We are looking for the perfect Leek and Potato Soup, so next up is Jamie Oliver’s recipe. Buttered ciabatta goes perfectly with this clear soup. 2 carrots 2 sticks of celery 2 medium onions 400g leeks 2 cloves of garlic 400g potatoes olive oil 2 vegetable stock cubes, preferably organic sea salt and freshly ground black pepper…

Home grown potatoes

The batches of home grown potatoes have served us well and we’re now onto the last of the charlotte potatoes. These are without saying, delicious and i’m still happy to eat them boiled and seasoned with a little butter and salt. The potatoes have been used in other creations of course, such as Delia’s tortilla…

Fresh from the garden: New Potatoes & Sugar Snap Peas

We harvested a beautiful batch of charlotte potatoes and a handful or two of sugar snap peas. We took Hugh’s advice and kept it simple. Cook the potatoes as soon after harvesting as possible. Just wash the fragile, papery skins – don’t scrub if you can avoid it – tip into boiling, salted water (with…

Leek and potato soup

Leek and potato soup Our oven is on the blink, so we’ve been making lots of soup. Here’s a simple one that only takes 30 minutes. The good thing is it lasts and lasts (sure there comes a point when its like – ‘soup… again!’ but – its good for now). Frugal and filling, leek…

Celeriac, Potato and Apple Curry with Dhal

Celeriac, Potato and Apple Curry (Riverford) 1 tbsp sunflower oil 1 onion, peeled + chopped 3 garlic cloves, peeled + chopped or crushed 500g celeriac, peeled + cubed 800g potatoes, peeled + cubed 2 small apples, peeled + diced 2 tsp curry paste 1 tsp turmeric 2.5 cm piece root ginger, peeled + grated or…