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Good morning With the rather pleasant Autumn weather looking set to continue we should see our new plantings get away quickly. With Summer crops in rapid decline they will be welcome. We just have remnants of Courgettes, Beans and Cucumber now; Aubergines and Peppers are rapidly depleting although Tomatoes are still abundant and will continue to enjoy the bright weather. Chard is growing rapidly, also enjoying the warmth. It is taking the place of the Summer crops and will be followed by more Autumn leaves as time progresses. Sowing and…

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Recipes Sweetcorn Recipes

Roasted Corn Fiesta Guacamole

Easy fiesta guacamole stuffed with roasted corn, flavourful spices, and a hint of lime! Author: Tiffany Recipe type: Appetizer/Side Dish Cuisine: Mexican Serves: 4-6 Prep time: 15 min Ingredients: 1 ear corn on the cob 1 tablespoon butter 2 teaspoons cumin,divided 2-3 medium/large avocados 2 teaspoons lime juice 1 small tomato, diced ¼ cup diced onion ¼ cup coriander, roughly chopped 1½ teaspoons garlic puree 1 teaspoon chilli powder salt and pepper, to taste Instructions Preheat the grill. Brush the corn with butter, then sprinkle evenly with 1 teaspoon cumin.…

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Latest from Hughes 22/08/16

Good morning As some of the early summer crops have started to clear we have been able to get some Autumn Chard, Salads and Spinach going to take us into the next season. It will be back to leaves. In the meantime the fruiting crops of Tomatoes, Aubergine and Peppers are reaching their peak over the next couple of weeks. As ever Summer seems to have passed in a flash. In the Glasshouse the crops have run pretty well but the field crops are still challenging. Onions are likely to…

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A word from Hughes

As we approach August we find ourselves concentrating on our own Glasshouse production and that of Breckland Organics. With orders for other field crops typically low, we find it uneconomic to collect from Woodlands Farm in Lincolnshire who often supply cauliflower and calabrese among other things. In the meantime we have a good harvest from the Glasshouse with many crops now in full flow.. Brecklands have had many weather related problems and the Onion crop is one casualty, not reaching a suitable size. However they are able to salvage some…

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Courgette Recipes Recipes

Pistachio, courgette & lemon cake

Big on flavour but light on texture, this easy bake is just as good packed into a tin for a picnic or served with Greek yogurt for dessert. Ingredients: 175g shelled pistachios 250g golden caster sugar 200g butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing 280g plain flour 1¼ tsp baking powder 1¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda 3 large eggs 140g Greek-style, full-fat yogurt (buy a big pot and keep the rest to serve alongside) zest and juice 3 lemons 140g coarsely grated courgette 175g icing sugar 2 tbsp lemon…

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A word from Grahame and Lizzie 20/06/16

Good morning Growth has been far from rampant in the last week. Courgettes are a good barometer and yields have been around 30% less than last year.Other crops are progressing slowly but Celery and Beans are still about 10 days away. Peppers and Aubergine are showing better colour as they establish roots but Tomatoes look particularly strong. So we are waiting for the weather to improve and the signs are more hopeful. With so little to harvest we have time to clear up and prepare some more space for the…

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News Early June

Good morning So much for a bright beginning to June. Cloud and rain have certainly slowed things down. In truth the rain is much needed in the field but as ever unbroken sunshine suits us better in the Glasshouse! We certainly haven’t had that. But it is a chance to catch up and clear up now planting is complete. With Courgettes slowing up in this weather, harvesting is minimal but there are areas to be cleared and some later crops begun. There are also Cucumbers to plant, replacements for the…

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News from last Monday:

Good morning We are still planting. It is relentless through May. The Tomatoes are almost finished, Fennel and Salad Onion in their place and space being cleared as Spring crops finish. We have reached the end of the Spinach and Chard crops and that should make the space to complete the transition to Summer crops. We still have a week or two of Salads and some Red and Green Oak leaf Lettuce just beginning. Some sunshine would encourage the first Courgette flowers, while the slightly warming weather has also seen…

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Beetroot Recipes Recipes

Summer rarebit

Goat’s cheese, cider and grated beetroot take this classic Welsh version of cheese on toast to the next level. Ingredients: 150g pack soft goat’s cheese (or vegetarian alternative) 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 50ml cider 6 spring onions, sliced 1 egg 400g sourdough bread, thickly sliced 1 raw beetroot (about 140g), peeled ½ small pack dill, chopped juice 1 lemon watercress, to serve Method Heat grill to medium. In a large bowl, beat together the cheese, mustard, cider, spring onions and egg until combined, and set aside. Place the slices of…

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