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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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Spiced Roast Parsnip Soup, recommended by Ruth

This recipe was kindly provided by Ruth. Thank You! “This is a very simple recipe: chop, mix, roast, and blend! And the result is yummy. I love the cumin seeds added at the end. Ooops, I just realised I needed … Continue reading

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Tom’s Sauerkraut recipe

“When life deals you cabbages, make sauerkraut! Sauerkraut is not a pickled or brined preserve but a fermented product which has many health benefits. Vitamins B and C and lots of food enzymes and ‘friendly bacteria’. But the best thing … Continue reading

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Sprout Top, Potato and Chorizo Soup

Apparently Brussells Sprout tops are very good for you, as per this article from The Guardian. The same article gives the recipe for this soup, which, I must say, has quickly disappeared! Very hearty and rich, perfect for a cold and … Continue reading

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Chard roulade

Running out of ideas on what to do with your mountain of chard? Here’s a quick and easy but unusual recipe. Continue reading

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Nadia’s Lentils and Squash

“This is an adaptation of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall recipe (from River Cottage, every Day book). The recipe is called “lentil and Squash pasties”. I am not that fond of pasties, so I have adpated this and serve it with either rice … Continue reading

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Anne’s fennel and carrot soup

Ingredient: Three medium carrots, roughly chopped Three whole cloves of garlic One onion, quartered One bulb of fennel, quartered Method: Bake the chopped carrots, the garlic, the onion and the bulb of fennel in the oven temperature 175C) for 20 … Continue reading

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Chantelle’s Cabbage and Leek Bake

Ingredients: 8 to 10 potatoes (with skin on: it’s where all the goodness is and saves time) Grated cheese One leek A quarter of cabbage Salt & pepper Method: Boil the patatoes Thinly dice leek and a quarter cabbage and … Continue reading

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Helen’s Tested Minestrone Recipe From Jamie Oliver

“I cook this minestrone recipe (Jamie Oliver) nearly every weekend, as it uses loads of the veg in the Oak tree veg box, and is really tasty. I miss out the dried beans bit (the first paragraph of the recipe) … Continue reading

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Eric’s Curried Cabbage & Peas Recipe

A tasty way of using lots of cabbage. 3 tablespoons Oil 2 bay leaves ¾ teaspoon whole cumin seeds 700g cabbage, finely shredded 1 teaspoon ground turmeric ½ teaspoon chilli powder 1½ teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 2 … Continue reading

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