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”

Farzana’s Pakoras with Red onion dip.

Farzana has been a volunteer with the Maxwell Centre for years, she has been great at helping out with our cooking groups and has now also got into learning how to grow her own vegetable at home. She has been the one behind making all your beautiful edible flower posies for the harvest boxes! ManuelaContinue reading “Farzana’s Pakoras with Red onion dip.”

Tess’s Pumpkin Pie recipe

This is a photo of me picking wild raspberries from the biggest raspberry bush I have ever laid eyes on with my closest friend, Josie, and my partner, John. Tess is an amazing baker, she surprised us with lovely baked goodies for staff and volunteers when she came to pick up her harvest boxes fromContinue reading “Tess’s Pumpkin Pie recipe”

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”