Caldo Verdi (Portugese potato & kale soup)

450g Potatoes (peeled & sliced) 2 Cloves garlic (sliced) 1 Small Onion (finely chopped) 225g Kale (finely shredded) 110g Chorizo (sliced) Black Pepper Olive Oil Put potatoes, garlic, onion, salt & pepper in a large pan with enough water to cover generously....

Fennel

Fennel has a distinct aniseed flavour, and a texture somewhat similar to celery. It can be sliced or grated as a salad vegetable, or can be boiled, steamed or braised, and served with melted butter, oil, or white sauce. To make tomato and fennel soup: Chop and fry...

Courgettes – Salted & Fried

Slice courgettes on an angle to get big, eliptical slices. Lay slices on kitchen towel, sprinkle with salt and leave for 20 mins. Dab the tops with more kitchen paper to remove excess moisture drawn out by the salt. Lay the slices in very hot olive oil in a pan. After...

Beetroot with mint & yogurt

8oz Cooked Beetroot 16 fl.oz Natural Yoghurt ¾ – 1 tspn salt and pepper 2½ tbspns finely chopped mint 1 tbspn oil 3 small, peeled, sliced garlic cloves Grate beetroot coarsely and add to yoghurt, with mint and seasoning. Stir gently. Fry the garlic in the oil,...

Cream of cauliflower soup with sauteed mushrooms

Cut 1 large cauliflower into florets and discard large stalks. Chop 1 medium onion. Peel & chop 1 large potato into chunks. Melt butter in a large pan, add onion, potato and cauliflower. Put on a lid & sweat gently for 10 mins. Add about a litre of chicken or...

Spring Green & Mushroom Saute

Remove any large stems from the spring greens and tear the leaves into pieces. Slice mushrooms.  Chop a medium onion.  Finely slice 1 clove garlic. Heat olive oil in a hot pan or wok on a medium heat. Add onions and garlic, saute for a minute before adding mushrooms....

Quick Broccoli & Blue cheese Soup

Chop onions, garlic and leeks and soften over a low heat with some butter. Add chicken or vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Drop in florets of washed broccoli and simmer for 5mins. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Add crumbled blue cheese and blend...

Sauteed Aubergines with Coriander

Sprinkle these on to a green salad and add a tahini dressing, or stir them into a Bolognese sauce to serve with pasta, or just eat on the side. Serves 4 as a side dish. 1 aubergine, good glug of light olive oil, squeeze of lemon juice, 6 sprigs of coriander. Cut the...

Parsnip Croquettes

500g Parsnips 150g Mature Cheddar 1 tsp Mustard powder Salt & Pepper Oil Peel & dice the parsnips. Boil until just cooked, but not overly soft. Place in a blender with mature cheddar, pepper & mustard powder. Blend to a puree. Allow to cool. Form into...

Roast Broccoli with lemon zest and olive oil

This is a great recipe to do something different with your broccoli. By roasting, the flavours are intensified and sweetened. It is also a great way to perk up tired broccoli that has been in the fridge a few days. Serves 4 – 5 as a side dish. Preheat the oven...

Braised leeks with white wine & thyme

(from The Natural Cook by Tom Hunt) Leeks take well to braising, becoming soft, savoury and sweet. Serve these with most meals, or make into cooked salads. Serves 4 as a side dish. 400g leeks, 2 garlic cloves, 3-4 sprigs of thyme, splash of white wine, 50g butter....

Christmas is coming…!

I hate to say it, but Christmas is fast approaching.  We are putting our Christmas products on the website as I type.  Please be sure to place your orders as soon as possible – we do tend to sell out of stock, as the big day gets closer 🙂

Creamed Corn

(this recipe is from Tom Hunt’s book “the natural cook”) This is a staple in the US – made with fresh corn cut from the cob, it is sumptuous. Serves 4 as a side dish. 2sweetcorn cobs, 50ml double cream, knob of butter. Stand the corn on its end, hold it firmly...

Soil Association Organic Awards – Vote for us!

After initially being shortlisted, we sent one of our standard organic vegetable boxes to London for judging and we are now finalists! It is now down to a public vote as to who wins, so we would be really, really, grateful if you could “vote for us” 🙂 Here...
Soil Association Best Organic Box Scheme Finalist!

Soil Association Best Organic Box Scheme Finalist!

We can now announce that our Standard Organic veg box has made it to the final of the Soil Association Organic awards! It is now down to the public vote, as to who wins! You will be able to vote for us in September by visiting the Soil Association website 🙂 It is very...

Roast Beetroot with Garlic

This recipe is taken from Tom Hunt’s book “The natural cook”. A book filled with great ideas for seasonal cooking. 500g beetroot, splash of light olive oil, 1 bulb of garlic, a few sprigs of flat leaf parsley. Preheat oven to 180oC. Wash the beetroots and cut into...

Spaghetti Pesto

This is a perfect summer meal and will be great served with a mixed leaf salad and red onion & tomato salad. To make the pesto, wash and put the whole bunch of basil in a blender. Add a good glug of olive oil (enough to cover the basil), a clove of fresh garlic,...