Leeks

Leeks

Leek and mushroom gratin Leek and stilton flan Leek and potato soup Sweetcorn and leek soup Leek and Mushroom Gratin 3 – 4 good-sized leeks 100g (4oz) medium sized mushrooms…

Beetroot Recipes

Beetroot Recipes

Baby beet tarte tartin Beetroot soup Roasted carrots and beets Beetroot, tomato, capers and mozarella Baby Beet Tarte Tatin [from Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall’s ‘River Cottage Veg everyday’ – if you love…

Bottling fruit and vegetables

Bottling fruit and vegetables

 An essential skill in feeding ourselves from our allotment produce is the ability to iron out gluts and scarcity through storage – the wider the repertoire – the more flexibility…

Courgettes and Marrows

Courgettes and Marrows

What is a courgette? Chicken and courgette curry Courgette and potato pie Where to begin with these complex vegetables [or fruits!]? The most familiar is probably Zucchini, the darling of…

Beans and Peas

Beans and Peas

Broad beans a la Paysanne Broad Beans à la Paysanne Recipe contributed by Alan Lock ( from the Cook’s Guide to Vegetables- Christine Ingram& Patrick McLeavey) (Serves four) 15 ml…

Fruit Puddings

Fruit Puddings

Gooseberry sponge pudding Plum sponge pudding Plum pie Apple and blackberry pie Plum Sponge Pudding 500g (1lb) ripe plums – washed, halved and stoned. 50gm (2oz) sugar. 1 dsp water.…