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”

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.,”

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!”