Jon Tyler’s Nettle Pesto

We’ve loads of young nettles in the allotment looking fresh and tasty in the sun. So my first foray into nettle cooking is this pesto from The Guardian. Now I need to find some pesto recipes. There’s a River Cottage recipe i’d also like to try, which uses chedder and breadcrumbs. Ingredients 25g nettle tops 2…

Rhubarb Compote

I visited Copenhagen in March. One morning I had breakfast at Cafe Granola, Frederiksberg and totally fell for their rhubarb compote. Ever since, i’ve been determined to get my hand on a bunch of rhubarb. Luckily, I was filming for Everyday Growing Cultures at Farida’s allotment who kindly handed over a big bunch.  I chose the simplest recipe I…

Feeding Cities

We are particularly interested in how cities can become more sustainable, especially with this question of how a city might feed itself in the wake of growing fuel costs, rising populations and other climate change related challenges. Starting, quite literally, in our own back yard, this year we wanted to maximise growing in our gardens by…

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…

Carrot Cake

Right, got a few Riverford carrots in the fridge so what better way to use them, than in a cake! March and April seem the time to bake Carrot Cake. My first stop on the journey is Felicity Cloake’s article on How to cook perfect carrot cake. The blog featured at Guardian is always a winner, dwelling…

Vegbox Challenge 9th November

bananas  CO brussels sprouts UK cherry tomatoes ES leeks UK oranges  ES portobello mushrooms  UK red peppers  ES Not as much local but everything is organic in the box. I’ll be cooking the brussels, leeks and mushrooms this week. Related Articles Weekday Vegetarian: Brussels Sprouts with Wild Mushrooms (treehugger.com) When one Sunday dinner closes, another…