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Lithuanian Cold Beetroot Soup, by Tom

“Comes out a lovely pink colour – ideal lunch for hot summer days.“, Tom. Ingredients: Half a cucumber (grated), Three good sized cooked (or raw for a crunchier texture) beetroot (grated), 1 litre of kefir (if you can get hold … Continue reading

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Chard Pancake, recommended by Tom

  “Need more ideas for all those lovely green leaves in the hungry gap? This quick and simple recipe is made with chard but pretty much any leaves can be used.“, Tom. Ingredients (serves 2 – scale as needed) 1 … Continue reading

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Joanne’s simple cauliflower cheese with hard boiled eggs

Here is a simple way to make use of both cauliflowers and eggs from the farm! Photo to follow when I remember to take one before eating it! If you can’t use your cauli’s straight away try blanching them, and … Continue reading

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The Oak Tree Wild Food Walk 2015!

Our annual wild food walk and lunch is a traditional point in the farm year, another string to our members’ bows as they learn to survive and thrive in the hungry gap. This year’s walk took place last weekend, and … Continue reading

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The Oak Tree Hungry Gap: How to survive and thrive!

With apologies to the lovely author of Surviving and Thriving on the Land, Rebecca Laugton for pinching the phrase from her book’s title, here is The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm Members’ guide to surviving and thriving through the hungry … Continue reading

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Carrot Salad, recommended by Tom

“Looking for a new way to use knobbly carrots?! Make this delicious quick and easy carrot salad“, Tom. Ingredients: Carrots, peeled Orange Juice (fresh is better but carton stuff is fine) Optional extras: Raisins, Olive oil, Toasted seeds e.g. pumpkin … Continue reading

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Ultimate winter couscous, recommended by Ruth

“This recipe, from Yotam Ottolenghi’s book “Plenty” ticks so many boxes – it includes much of what is in the veg boxes; it is real comfort food; and, despite appearances, is easy to make. The quantities can be halved, doubled … Continue reading

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Winter salad à la Nelson

I’ve been learning a lot about how to make best use of winter veg from fellow grower Eric (Nelson). Yesterday I posted Oak Tree Pork and Winter Veg à la Nelson and today is it winter salad à la Nelson. … Continue reading

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Winter Vegetable Stir Fry, recommended by Juliet

  This recipe, from the book “River Cottage Veg Everyday” (By Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall)  was kindly provided by Juliet. Thank You! “I think this recipe makes good use of the veg box this week using carrots, parsnips and sprouts. I don’t think … Continue reading

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Oak Tree Pork and Winter Veg à la Nelson

Do you ever have those evenings when you can’t think what to cook, and you can’t really be bothered to work hard? Eric shared his technique of putting Oak Tree pork chops (or sausages, they work well too) on a … Continue reading

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