Fancy a healthy snack easy and fun to make? Spring rolls are a great choice.

It was a rainy cooking group so we have decided to take it inside and give the barbeque a rest! Spring rolls are a great healthy snack, easy to make and it will please everyone! It can be gluten free, plant-based, soya free, pescatarian… Choose what to put inside and experiment! For this cooking sessionContinue reading “Fancy a healthy snack easy and fun to make? Spring rolls are a great choice.”

What’s for lunch today? Everyone’s kitchen 23/10

Between the rain and the sun, we didn’t know where to cook today! But we ended up having a great time and here are some recipes we are sharing we you. From the garden we have used: tomatoes, lettuce, thyme and parsley! Menu of the day Baked cauliflower burger with roasted peppers served with bruntContinue reading “What’s for lunch today? Everyone’s kitchen 23/10”

The last harvest box of the year!

(See more pictures at the end of the post) So the last harvest boxes of the year are going out today, 100 different households have enjoyed at least one of these 250 boxes which have included more than 60 different vegetables, herbs, fruits and edible flowers. Our aim was to get you to try fresh,Continue reading “The last harvest box of the year!”

Content and recipes for Oct 6th Harvest Box

While new colours are appearing in our garden, others are fading. Most seeds have now been collected and we are starting to pull out the annual plants that cannot make it through our cold Scottish winter. Although we should just leave the rhubarb to wither to gain strength for next season, we couldn’t resist theContinue reading “Content and recipes for Oct 6th Harvest Box”

Eat your flowers!

We love growing and eating our flowers. We have over 60 species of herb flowers, fruit flowers, spicy flowers, veggie flowers of all colours, textures, shapes and sizes at the Maxwell garden this year and hoping to grow more for the next season. We are doing garden “Tour & Tea” events and one is “EdibleContinue reading “Eat your flowers!”

Resources for successful seed saving

Seed Sovereignty Great introduction to seed saving section and UK based organisation with Scottish Regional coordinators. Click here for organic and biodynamic seed suppliers Click here for their downloadable pdf chart with vegetable  crop characteristics for seed production Seed Ambassadors zine Great pdf downloadable zine, a good overview of why and how we should beContinue reading “Resources for successful seed saving”

Lydia and her harvest box #2

Few weeks ago, Erin was telling us why she loved having access to fresh vegetables. Positive impacts for her mind and her body, she discovered new flavours and realised amazing meals with her harvest box and vegetables she grows on her windowsill! Weeks have past and we have now made more than 150 harvest boxes!Continue reading “Lydia and her harvest box #2”

Infused calendula oil

By turning your oil into herbal infusion you allow the oil to adsorb the beneficial properties of your plant! 🌸 Calendula is a powerful flower with its vibrant colours and amazing properties. Its main purpose is repairing skin such as eruptions, cuts, perfect after sun exposure. Infused oil can be used for body care orContinue reading “Infused calendula oil”

How to hand pollinate your courgette (cucurbits)

The courgette is a wonderful vegetable with a distinct female and male flower. 🥒🥒🥒 🌸 The male flower will have a stalk and the female flower will have a fruit. 🌻 If the female flower is not pollinated, the plant will abort and you won’t have fruit. That is why pollinators are extremely important. ItContinue reading “How to hand pollinate your courgette (cucurbits)”

EASY MINI CARROT CAKE AND EDIBLE FLOWER

Carrots as well want to be used in baking! This recipe is easy, yummy and you can decorate your mini carrot cake as you wish! Ingredient 2 large eggs 150 g carrots 165 g self-raising flour 135 g brown sugar  150 ml vegetable oil ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 ⅓ tsp ground cinnamon Method Preheat oven 180C Mix together the oil and brown sugar. Add the eggs untilContinue reading “EASY MINI CARROT CAKE AND EDIBLE FLOWER”