Recipes

  • Gooseberry Curd

    Other than jam and puddings, what do you do with gooseberries? Here's a new idea that we just love!
    ~ Aug 20, 2013 Read More ›
  • Cucumber Gin

    Cucumber gin is beautifully scented and refreshing and makes a perfect homemade Christmas gift

    Our greenhouse is just full of ripe juicy 'cumbers, but we can ony eat so many salads!!

    ~ Aug 20, 2013 Read More ›
  • Blackcurrant Cordial

    Transform a glut of blackcurrants into this fruity liqueur, famed for its role in a Kir Royale. Bottle neatly for perfect homemade Christmas presents

    At this time of year (August) we have more currants than we know what to do with and we love a drop of this in home made cider

    ~ Aug 20, 2013 Read More ›
  • Elderflower Cordial

    This went down a storm on the Family Day in July, just deliciuos and so easy to make
    ~ Jul 20, 2013 Read More ›
  • Thai Pumpkin Soup

    This is the best spicy pumpkin soup recipe that we have tried

    In October pumpkins are for eating, not just for Halloween and if they are picked at this time of year, they can keep for a couple of months in a cool but frost free shed or garage.

    ~ Oct 7, 2012 Read More ›
  • Green Cabbage Sabzi

    Serve as a vegetarian main course or as a side dish to your favourite curry; to serve four

    At this time of year, most of us have summer cabbages to use up. This is a great and fresh tasting curry dish

    ~ Oct 4, 2012 Read More ›
  • Pumpkin Curry with Chickpeas

    Serve as a vegetarian main course or as a side dish to your favourite curry to serve four

    If you grow pumpkins for Halloween and ended up with more than planned or just have pumpkins as part of your autumn larder, this is a lovely warming recipe, which is not too spicy, but full of flavour.

    ~ Oct 4, 2012 Read More ›
  • Home-made Brown Sauce

    If you like a bit of brown sauce with your fry up or with your sausages, this is a brilliant recipe and a great way to use up green tomatoes. We have found it keeps well for over a year.

    ~ Sep 4, 2011 Read More ›
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    Why not share your favourite recipes with other gardeners?
    ~ Jun 18, 2011 Read More ›
  • Courgette Loaf

    This is great to share with with your allotment neighbour, over a cuppa.....once the cougettes start coming, there's no stopping them.....they're like triffids!!!

    ~ Jun 15, 2011 Read More ›
  • Beetroot Chutney

    After the recent rain many of us will soon have a glut of beetroot, if you're fed up of boiling, roasting or pickling then why not try something different?

    A lovely chutney great with cold meats and cheeses works well with a strong cheddar on sandwiches.

    ~ Jun 10, 2011 Read More ›