Rustic Sponge Cake

by Tess Schulze This is one of my favourite recipes because it is delicious, easy, and so versatile! If you’re bored at home or ever find yourself in a pinch and need a quick cake (who’s never had a cake emergency?), this is the perfect recipe. Baking a cake is basically a delicious science experiment.Continue reading “Rustic Sponge Cake”

Pampering Yourself for Pennies: Tea Bath

by Tess Schulze After the year we have all faced, I think we can agree that pampering ourselves should be high on our list of priorities. With Christmas having whizzed past us and the New Year’s relatively uneventful (thank goodness, right?) beginning, we find ourselves with nothing but time and very little money on ourContinue reading “Pampering Yourself for Pennies: Tea Bath”

Gibby’s Italian Mince with home grown green beans

Gibby has been volunteering twice a week for over a year at the Maxwell garden. He always makes us happy with his cheerful self and is ready to get stuck into any job. Another important fact about Gibby, he never says no to cake! We have interviewed Gibby to find out more about his story,Continue reading “Gibby’s Italian Mince with home grown green beans”

Manuela’s sunshine recipes from Malaga: porra and ajoblanco

Manuela is our garden mentor at the Maxwell, she plans and coordinates what grows in our community garden and our outreach programme to make sure many different people can enjoy the benefits of growing, learning and creating in a safe and beautiful environment. My journey I arrived to Scotland from Cadiz in 2015 with myContinue reading “Manuela’s sunshine recipes from Malaga: porra and ajoblanco”

Jalal’s edible plants and recipe ideas – from East to West

We have had a lovely chat with Jalal. He has a small allotment at the Maxwell and another at Tayview community gardens. He has been growing a mix of vegetables in these for about 8 years after discovering his passion for gardening. His prize sized produce always gets us all talking about how good heContinue reading “Jalal’s edible plants and recipe ideas – from East to West”

Gisela’s sweetcorn patties

Gisela travelled far and wide before discovering Dundee “I started 5 years ago in New Zealand,  after that Poland  and then Dundee. My brother in law lives here“. She explains how she started volunteering at the Maxwell Centre Community garden: “I met Nadege through a friend. She told me how happy was she helping othersContinue reading “Gisela’s sweetcorn patties”

Food for everyone in Coldside

A guest post by Jenni Christieson, Support Officer at the Maxwell Centre Here at the Maxwell Centre, we strive to ensure that everyone has access to the food that they need. We have the Coldside Community Cupboard outside the centre on weekdays, which we fill with fresh produce from the garden, donations from the communityContinue reading “Food for everyone in Coldside”

Alexander and Caroline’s foraged mushroom recipes

Alexander and Caroline have been fantastic assets for the MAXwell Centre and Garden using their foraging skills to help our community identify edible and non edible mushrooms in Tentsmuir Nature Reserve. This is a very special place for them and they have been kind to share their lovely story, experiences and many interesting facts too!Continue reading “Alexander and Caroline’s foraged mushroom recipes”

Wonderful Winter Trail at the Maxwell Centre garden

Hello All! We have some very exciting news, the Maxwell Centre has teamed up with local Dundee enterprise How It Felt to bring you an installation filled with childlike wonder with inspiration from the Garden! This has been funded by the Dundee City Council – Festive Celebrations Grant Scheme. Throughout November and December and withContinue reading “Wonderful Winter Trail at the Maxwell Centre garden”

Urszula’s pickles and story

Urszula is in love with the colours and flavours of our Maxwell garden! When she found out about our free weekly harvest boxes she became a regular. Here is Urszula’s story and the recipes for the pickles she loves making. Urszula arrived from Poland to Dundee 11 years ago. She promised her grandson Jacob whoContinue reading “Urszula’s pickles and story”