Erin and her harvest box #1

Over the past 7 weeks, more than 80 harvest boxes have been collected. From green leaves to edible flowers, the seasonal vegetables from the Maxwell Centre have found a home. Erin is sharing with us why she is happy to collect her harvest box weekly. Thank you for taking the time to answer our questionsContinue reading “Erin and her harvest box #1”

5 edible flowers in your garden

We are not used to eat flowers and sometimes we don’t even know we could eat flowers from our own garden! Don’t forget to have a guide book with you with illustration and description. Check the shape of the flower but also the leaf! Here are 5 flowers easy to recognise: Chives – Allium schoenoprasumContinue reading “5 edible flowers in your garden”

May growing kit success!

We have been overwhelmed after receiving 130 requests for one of our free growing kits in just 24 hours! See here some happy growers faces from our last spring kits! We are hoping to encourage local families to grow their own fruit and vegetable, to be more creative in their garden or windowsill and spendingContinue reading “May growing kit success!”

Let’s make some flapjacks!

Making flapjack is an easy way to empty your cupboard and discover new flavours! For the dried fruits we have used apricots but you can try with sultanas, cranberries… Ingredients  40g butter 150g maple or agave syrup/honey 1 ripe banana mashed 125 g rolled oats 90 g chopped dried fruits 40 g mixed seeds (poppyContinue reading “Let’s make some flapjacks!”

We have tried Dandelion honey for you!

It is the perfect time of the year to forage dandelions. They are everywhere and contain many benefits for your health including Vitamin C and antioxidants. it’s an amazing substitute if you are plant based or if you want to include more wild flowers to your diet. When going foraging, try to go on aContinue reading “We have tried Dandelion honey for you!”

Free garden harvest for everyone!

👨‍🌾 HARVEST TUESDAY has arrived! 👩‍🌾 Fancy some vegetables, fruits and herbs grown in the garden? Perfect! We are making bags for you to take home. The bag contains salad mix leaves, rhubarb, leeks, herbs, edible flowers. (Let us know if you want to remove anything.) 🥬🌼Collection on Tuesdays🌼🥬 Contact us by message, at ndmaxinfo@gmail.com to orderContinue reading “Free garden harvest for everyone!”

Sam’s pickled beetroot

We tried Sam’s pickled beetroot at our volunteer’s annual get together and it was a hit! Calvin and Imogen, our young chefs, guided by Lisa, made us a delicious plate with this beetroot, goat cheese and mixed salad leaves from the garden. INGREDIENTS 6-8 raw beetroots 1/3 cup of vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cupContinue reading “Sam’s pickled beetroot”

Chocolate mousse with aquafaba!

We tend not to use the liquid that preserves the chickpea in its can. Well, it makes an excellent white egg substitute! Ingredients 100ml aquafaba (liquid from one can) 100g dark chocolate 3 tbsp water option: add 1 tbsp sugar Electric whisk Method STEP1 – Refrigerate the aquafaba for 10 min. STEP2 – Whisk theContinue reading “Chocolate mousse with aquafaba!”

VIDEO: Nadège’s nettle and wild garlic soup!

Being able to grow or to forage your own food is so rewarding! This recipe aims to help you to be more confident using the plants you have around you. If you are unsure about any plants, refer to books or experts before you use them! Ingredients 150 nettle leaves 100g wild garlic 2 potatoesContinue reading “VIDEO: Nadège’s nettle and wild garlic soup!”