Creamy courgette, mushroom and red onion gratin with garlic & thyme – and my fresh take on Prawn Cocktail with Marie Rose sauce. ‘From Tunnel to Table’ – recipes for Summer

Creamy courgette & mushroom gratin served with black pepper chicken breast & broccoli Using courgettes, red onion, garlic thyme, cucumber and lettuce from the polytunnel and garden.    Both of these are seasonal recipes and so easy even a child could make them! They can also easily be prepared in advance.   Although they’re both… Continue reading Creamy courgette, mushroom and red onion gratin with garlic & thyme – and my fresh take on Prawn Cocktail with Marie Rose sauce. ‘From Tunnel to Table’ – recipes for Summer

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Cream of Watercress soup and ‘Patriot’s Celebration’ Soup – ‘From Tunnel to Table’ – two new recipes for Spring

    Cream of Watercress soup, garnished with a swirl of cream and some tiny watercress leaves ‘Patriot’s Celebration’ Soup – garnished with cream, a Parmesan wafer & a clover leaf. First I must explain my invention of the ‘Patriot’s Celebration’ soup! I wanted to come up with a really colourful and spring-like, healthy, seasonal… Continue reading Cream of Watercress soup and ‘Patriot’s Celebration’ Soup – ‘From Tunnel to Table’ – two new recipes for Spring

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Stilton & Watercress Cheesecake – ‘From Tunnel to Table’ recipe for December

Stilton & Watercress Cheesecake – surrounded by a Christmas wreath of parsley & watercress Stilton & Watercress Cheesecake – served with mixed leaf salad, pickled red cabbage & Oriental radishes This month’s recipe is a totally new one I’ve recently invented!  It would be a real show-stopper as a vegetarian centre-piece for a buffet, or… Continue reading Stilton & Watercress Cheesecake – ‘From Tunnel to Table’ recipe for December

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Vegetable, Two Bean & Lentil Hotpot, with Watercress & Green Onion Champ ‘From Tunnel to Table’ recipe for November

Vegetable, two bean & lentil hotpot. Served with watercress & green onion champ and homegrown broccoli From the tunnel the Hotpot uses broad beans and celery from the freezer which were grown in the tunnel earlier this year, and stored onions that also grew earlier in the tunnel.  It also uses carrots and parsnips started… Continue reading Vegetable, Two Bean & Lentil Hotpot, with Watercress & Green Onion Champ ‘From Tunnel to Table’ recipe for November

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Sunshine Soup – ‘From Tunnel to Table’ recipes for October

You’re getting 2 recipes for the price of one this month! Given that it’s coming up to Hallowe’en, I thought it would be appropriate to give you my version of pumpkin soup. Using pumpkins, onions and basil grown in the tunnel with my semi-dehydrated Rosada tomatoes as a pretty garnish.    And with a nod to my… Continue reading Sunshine Soup – ‘From Tunnel to Table’ recipes for October

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Easy Celery Soup

Homegrown celery soup with homemade spelt bread, using outside and frozen stems from Green Utah Useful for using up frozen, or tough and stringy outside stems to prevent food waste.   If frozen, rinse  celery stems quickly in cold water to clean, then chop and blitz immediately before it thaws. Amounts are approximate, and not necessary to… Continue reading Easy Celery Soup

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Vegetable Garden Aug/Sept 23

Contents: How to grow your own Nutritional Gold Dust – the world’s most valuable spice – Saffron…. Planning 3 months ahead is the way to have healthy food all year round….. Sowing salad crops in modules now means the best conditions for germination….. Growing your own means zero food miles, fresher, cleaner and cheaper too…..… Continue reading Vegetable Garden Aug/Sept 23

The Polytunnel Potager – August/September – 2023

Contents: A Growbag Gardening – a Flexible Way to Grow… Tomato Memories and New Discoveries…. A gloriously abundant but hectic time in the polytunnel!…. Growing new potatoes for Christmas….. Barely controlled chaos!….. Aubergines, Peppers and Tomatoes….. How to get a second crop of Climbing French Beans from the Same Plants!… Time to think about winter… Continue reading The Polytunnel Potager – August/September – 2023