Spring salad with edible weeds and tiffin – Everyone’s kitchen from home

#Download recipe below Going around the garden to get edible weeds is so satisfying! On top of getting to know how a herb feels, smells and tastes, you get yourself a healthy, free and fresh salad for your lunch. For this salad (mixed with some herbs!), we got: Mizuna, Chives, Dandelion leaves, Chickweed, Hairy bittercress,Continue reading “Spring salad with edible weeds and tiffin – Everyone’s kitchen from home”

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”

Try Nadege’s Red pepper mousse recipe!

Nadege is our Garden assistant and Everyone’s kitchen project worker. She supports the Garden mentor and runs cooking sessions using produces from the garden! Planting and eating go side by side! She is sharing today a French recipe from her parents: The red pepper mousse. MY SCOTTISH JOURNEY “I came to Dundee to be aContinue reading “Try Nadege’s Red pepper mousse recipe!”

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”

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”

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”

Winter minestrone soup on the barbeque – Everyone’s kitchen

Autumn is a perfect time to enjoy cabbages, kales and other green vegetables! Today we have decided to make a Winter Minestrone and coconut macaroons. Even if we enjoyed them, we still need to master our coconut macaroons recipe as it was too crumbly! We have been harvesting quite a lot for this session: Rosemary,Continue reading “Winter minestrone soup on the barbeque – Everyone’s kitchen”