food, gardening

Its harvest time – Good Gourd!

We’ve written before about The Food Revolution film.  However they also produce an often useful newsletter. If you've got pumpkins or squash for Halloween this is a great post for you too! While this info is US based, and perhaps we’re not as mad about squash, courgettes and pumpkins as  in the USA, heres some… Continue reading Its harvest time – Good Gourd!

food, gardening, general

Green Tomato Chutney – James Martin Saturday Kitchen

"Use up green tomatoes from your garden with this tasty chutney recipe - it’s delicious on a cheese sandwich." Its quite Delicious!  By James Martin From Saturday Kitchen    Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time 1 to 2 hours Serves Makes about 600g/1lb 5oz Dietary  Vegetarian/Vegan Ingredients 175g/6oz light brown sugar150ml/5fl oz white… Continue reading Green Tomato Chutney – James Martin Saturday Kitchen

Event, food, gardening, general, Health

World Food Day

Did you know tomorrow is World Food Day. With very much on the ethos of many Transition Towns and other organisations global food production, quality, and sustainability is vital for our health and survival. Click on the link below to visit the website for World Food Day. Grow, nourish, sustain. Together.As countries around the world… Continue reading World Food Day

food, gardening, Health

Hedgerow Jelly recipe

A fantastic preserve to use up foraged foods and some of your stored apples!You need: 1kg crab apples or cooking apples1Kg mixed hedgerow berries – you can use sloes, bullaces, hips, haws, blackberries, elderberries or rowan berries. I sometimes use a few damsons/plums or even grapes.Around 900g granulated sugar. Method:Pick over the fruit, removing stalks,… Continue reading Hedgerow Jelly recipe


Piccalilli Recipe – Love it or hate it – this is popular with some of our supporters!

Piccalilli with Nasturtium Seeds Search the web for River Cottage Picalilli and you will find a good few folks using this recipe so it must be good. You need: 1kg washed, peeled vegetables. Select 5 or 6 from the following: cauliflower or Romanesco cauli, green beans; cucumbers; courgettes; green or yellow tomatoes or tomatilloes; carrots;… Continue reading Piccalilli Recipe – Love it or hate it – this is popular with some of our supporters!