An all time favourite, use any greens you have grown or foraged!
Tuesday cooking group at the Maxwell Centre
1 pack filo pastry (12 sheets)
1 small bunch dandelion leaves
1 bunch spinach leaves
1 bunch beet greens
1 small bunch young nettles
1 large onion
2 cups chopped spring onions
1,5 cups mint
1,5 cups fennel or dill
400 g feta cheese
Step 1: Pre-heat the oven to 180 C. Chop the all the greens coarsely. In a pan over medium fire fry the onion with some olive oil until transparent. Add all the greens apart from the spring onions, mint and fennel/ dill. Stir fry until they are wilted and let aside to cool. Step 2: While greens are cooling oil up an oven baking tray and place 1 sheet of filo pastry- spread sunflower oil on top of the filo sheet and repeat the process with 3 more sheets (4 sheets in total). Don’t worry if you get some tears in them. Step 3: The greens must have cooled adequately by now. Add the feta cheese (crumbled), 1 egg (beaten) the spring onions, mint, fennel/dill, salt and pepper to taste and a generous amount of olive oil. Mix thoroughly and taste to adjust seasoning*. Add HALF the filling on top of the oiled filo sheets. Place 3more filo sheets on top of the filling (all oiled up) and add the rest of the filo sheets, not forgetting to oil each one. Step 4: Make a weak eggwash with the remaining egg and a bit of water. Pre-cut the pie in pieces and spread the eggwash on top. Spread a bit of olive oil over the eggwash and place in the oven for 40’ or until filo is golden.
Its so exciting to start enjoying the company of croaking frogs having fun in the pond, red admiral and peacock butterflies enjoying the violets and pansies, drunk-like queen bumblebees looking for a nest or collecting pollen…We have spotted a few ladybirds scurrying around too. What have you been spotting in your garden or local park?
Click on the links for more information about these fascinating animals.
At the Maxwell Centre we have set up this community group and page in Dundee to:
1. Connect you with other local growers and foragers to share information, expertise, ideas and seeds, seedlings and cuttings! Join our Grow Dundee Facebook group and check out where people are growing in Dundee and upcoming events.
2. Organise and make our shared local growing and foraging, cooking and preserving harvest and crafting and recycling knowledge and resources accessible to everyone.
3. Showcase and encourage more sustainable growing and public use of Dundee’s green spaces for everyone through maps, fun activities and resources and workshops and events.
We have created a new growing kit for spring with 6 edible plants to grow and 6 craft activities. We’ll be delivering them this week. We have 75 for those who request them (first come first served). Some have gone to Action for children, social workers, many of the families that come to our Gardening Club.
Discovery compost bag
Onions, peas, carrot, lettuce, radish and sunflower seeds
Pea seedling in a pot
Labels and oil pastel crayon
How to make your own recycled containers and tools
Gardening colouring sheet
Bird feeder activity with string and bird food
Magic lightbox activity with cardboard box
Cardboard hopscotch activity
Family tree activity
Weather vane activity with paper plates and straw and pencil
A letter from the team
We’ll be uploading video instructions on how to sow your seeds soon!
This recipe is plant based with dark chocolate chips. Be wild and add anything else you like!
You will need: 2 ripe bananas 150g plain flour 60g caster sugar 1tsp baking power 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 40g vegetable oil Chocolate chips (as much as you want!) 3 tbsp milk (any kind)
180*C for 45 minutes
STEP 1: Make sure you have everything and preheat the oven 180*C. STEP 2: In a bowl, mix sugar and oil. STEP 3: Add mashed bananas STEP 4: Add flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, milk and chocolate chips. STEP 5: Oil the mould and bake for 45 minutes.
You can also add coconut flake, almond or anything else! Treat yourself.
It is not because we have to stay at home that we can’t have fun! Find out how to make pot for your garden or windowsill using toilet paper roll! You will need : -Toilet paper roll -Seed/Cutting -Soil/compost -Pen -Scissors