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”

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”

Plant Swap monthly at the Maxwell Centre and lessons learnt!

NEXT SWAP ON 14th SEPTEMBER! Inspired by Tayport’s PLANT initiative we thought we’d try the same idea in Dundee. We gathered all our surplus seedlings, seeds, cuttings, fruit canes and pots and set them out in a little stall in our community garden. Despite the rain and fog, about 50 people joined us to shareContinue reading “Plant Swap monthly at the Maxwell Centre and lessons learnt!”

Create a sensory garden at home

One of the families that received one of our community garden growing kits is setting up a sensorial garden for their son. We asked our Grow Dundee Facebook group for ideas or advice for them (Huge thank you to you all, too many to name!). Here are most of these ideas, laid out as aContinue reading “Create a sensory garden at home”

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!”

How to make butterfly feeders!

🦋 Butterflies are great pollinators and they are so gorgeous to watch! You can help the butterfly conservation by counting them. https://www.bigbutterflycount.org/ This video will show you how to make 2 types of butterfly feeders: Remember, use anything you have in your house! Recycling is the best! 🌼 To make a flower you will need:Continue reading “How to make butterfly feeders!”

Tuesday harvest box

Harvest Tuesday boxes from our Maxwell Centre community garden ready to go!!!!😁🌈💚Mixed green leaves for soup (spinach, rocket, lettuce) with added onion and potato from Turriffs💚Lettuce for salad and spring onion and rocket flowers for dressing💚Coriander grown from seed in a pot💚Spinach, lettuce and onion greens in a pot!💚Fresh herbs (sage and thyme) And someContinue reading “Tuesday harvest box”

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!”