Harvest box #6- recipe ideas

What a pleasure to have The Beechgrove garden filming at the Centre today! Novelty in your boxes: gooseberry and potatoes! For a change, use your rocket to make a yummy pesto to spread on a bruschetta or on your pasta! Try the tomato basil Gnocchi soup! Use the sweet basil, potato and enjoy this unusualContinue reading “Harvest box #6- recipe ideas”

Harvest box #5 – recipe ideas

Harvest box is back this week with some novelties! Try a detox smoothie with your coriander and kale! Don’t forget to add your radish leaves, it is never too green! For your salad of the day, you have some lettuce, rocket and rocket flowers. Look how the flowers are delicate! They look like wings! UseContinue reading “Harvest box #5 – recipe ideas”

Harvest box #4 – Recipe ideas

Lots of new things in this week ! Red and black currants, celery flowers, sweet basil, radish leaves and carrots! You will also find an indoor plant: Swedish Ivy (not edible!) Mixed salad leaves & Nasturtium leaves, with broad beans and peas! Perfect for a fresh salad with some cushiness. Did you know ? YouContinue reading “Harvest box #4 – Recipe ideas”

Nettle and wild garlic soup, and Rhubarb puffs with oaty toppings! – Everyone’s kitchen

After a few weeks of cooking from home, we were finally able to meet safely in the garden, harvest many greens and rhubarb, and enjoy a warm, homemade and yummy lunch by the barbeque! What’s not to like? On the Menu today: Nettle soup with wild garlic Rhubarb puffs with oaty toppings We have harvestedContinue reading “Nettle and wild garlic soup, and Rhubarb puffs with oaty toppings! – Everyone’s kitchen”

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”

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”

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.,”

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”

We have tried the garden focaccia! EASY and DELICIOUS.

The garden focaccia is a perfect way to go around your garden for herbs, vegetables and edible flowers while enjoying a warm and homemade bread. What to chose in the garden: 0’00” – 1’40” Focaccia recipe 1’40” You will need 700g plain flour 7g active dry yeast (1 sachet) 1tsp salt 450 warm water 1Continue reading “We have tried the garden focaccia! EASY and DELICIOUS.”