Swiss Chard Gratin

Pickling the chard first (see below) gives it a very deep, robust flavour. Goes well with venison or a meaty fish like turbot or halibut cooked on the bone Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins plus cooling Serves 4 Ingredients: 400g Swiss chard 3 star anise 200g golden caster sugar 300g white wine vinegar 1 tbsp coriander seeds 1 tbsp…

Chocolate Courgette Cake

Grated courgette gives this cake a lovely moist texture – a great way to use up a glut of courgettes Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr Easily serves 10 Ingredients: 350g self-raising flour 50g cocoa powder 1 tsp mixed spice 175ml extra-virgin olive oil 375g golden caster sugar 3 eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 500ml grated courgette(measure by volume…

Savoury crepes verdi

“Here is my recipe for using up excess greens! Too many leaves in your veg box? Left some tasty greens for too long in your fridge? Fear not – you can still create a delicious and nutritious meal from them”, said Tom Ingredient: Greens (spinach, kale, chard, any green leaves really!). You can use anything…

Vegetarian Nettle Soup

This is the recipe of the popular nettle soup that we prepare at the Oak Tree Farm yearly wild food walk. Ingredients (Serves 4): 1 onion, chopped vegetable oil, for frying 500ml water 1 bay leaf Salt and black pepper 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped 2 large handfuls of stinging nettle tips and young…

Green Tomato Soup

“What to do with those green tomatoes . I tried this recipe […] and thought is was very good. I added lentils to mine to make it thicker but that’s optional”, Brian Full recipe with more information may be found here. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 8-10 tomatoes green and red, sliced 1 onion peeled…