Celeriac Recipes Recipes

Celeriac Recipes from our customer Emma Woolfenden

First celeriac recipe –  taken from Sainsbury’s magazine, Jan 2018 Pureed celeriac Simmer peeled and chopped celeriac in milk gently so it doesn’t burn, with a bay leaf, until tender. Remove the bay leaf, drain, reserving the milk, let dry for a bit and then blend with a hand blender, adding a large knob of butter, some salt and a pinch of garam masala. Add enough of the warm milk to make a puree and serve with pork chops or sausages (or whatever you like). Cream of celeriac soup –…

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2017 – another great year for organic

15 January 2018. 2017 saw the organic food, drink, beauty and textiles sectors all grow as consumers look for more sustainably and transparently produced products, particularly as innovation from licensees has led to thousands of new and exciting developments in store. Our recent research, to be launched with the Organic Market Report, really shows how organic fits with the current food trends and needs of not just millennials, but across the spectrum. We are proud at how much the market has grown, but we couldn’t have done it without you,…

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The Hidden Cost of UK Food

UK food sector’s shadow economy costs taxpayers £120bn, new report finds. A new report by the Sustainable Food Trust finds that UK citizens pay twice as much for food as they realise. The Hidden Cost of UK Food finds that, for each £1 spent on food in the shops, consumers incur extra hidden costs of £1. In addition to the £120 billion spent annually on food by consumers, the UK food system generates further costs of £120 billion, nearly 30 times higher than previous composite estimates have indicated. These extra…

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News from Hughes

Good morning Taking stock of the glasshouse today it is showing signs of plenty. Tomatoes are well formed and a small amount of Cherries have already been sampled. Aubergines are emerging with deep, rich purple skin. Both will soon be ready soon. Mini Cucumbers have have fared well but Peppers are further behind having needed much “defruiting” to help them recover from the earlier aphid infestation. Early Beans are cropping well but the second planting is less substantial after suffering stress in the initial heatwave and then from the subsequent…

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Courgette Recipes Recipes

Courgette & lemon risotto

Ingredients 50g butter    1 onion, finely chopped 1 large garlic clove, crushed 180g risotto rice 1 vegetable stock cube zest and juice 1 lemon 2 lemon thyme sprigs 250g courgette, diced 50g Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), grated 2 tbsp crème fraîche Method Melt the butter in a deep frying pan. Add the onion and fry gently until softened for about 8 mins, then add the garlic and stir for 1 min. Stir in the rice to coat it in the buttery onions and garlic for 1-2 mins. Dissolve the stock…

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The Next Government Must Prioritise Soil

*Soil Association website, 28th April 2017. In the run-up to the general election, we’re urging all parties to commit to protecting and restoring soil health in their manifestos – as part of a new vision for agriculture that promotes a holistic landscape approach to farming and transitions to a more environmentally sustainable and resilient food and farming system. Healthy soils are essential for food security, climate change and public health. Yet, soils have been neglected and left to deteriorate.  Almost a third of the world’s arable soils have been lost…

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Cathi Pawson – Zaytoun. Soil Association Interview

Zaytoun is the UK social enterprise which launched Fairtrade organic olive oil from Palestine to British customers in 2009. Having started as a grassroots initiative to support Palestinian farmers who had lost overseas markets, back in 2004, the company has grown steadily to achieve sales of over £1 million, with an office in central London. How did Zaytoun begin/get started? The initiative for trading olive oil as a means for supporting Palestinian farmers came from the founders’ trips to Palestine in 2003. International borders had just reopened after the intifada,…

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Parsnip Recipes Recipes

Roast parsnips and jerusalem artichokes with cavolo nero and stilton

6 parsnips, peeled, trimmed and cut into 7cm-long and 2cm-wide wedges 3 red onions, peeled and cut into 3cm-wide wedges 60ml olive oil 3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 5g picked thyme leaves Salt and freshly ground black pepper 700g jerusalem artichokes, peeled and cut into 3cm-wide wedges 220g cavolo nero, stalks removed and discarded (or saved for something else – they’re great parboiled, then put in a gratin), to leave 110g leaves, cut into 4cm-wide slices 80g stilton, roughly crumbled into 1cm pieces For the dressing 115g pickled walnuts,…

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Latest from the glasshouse

Good morning. There is a little bit more of September about the air now. The exceptionally hot spell seriously boosted Tomato ripening and also extended some extra late development of Aubergines, both very welcome. Tomatoes are picking high in the vines now and are slower ripening as the temperatures fall. They will be few after this week and Aubergines will be the same. Then it will be a concentrated planting time as we replace with Winter and Spring crops. Outside Broccoli is abundant from the Breckland farm and Pointed Cabbage…

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Fresh News from Hughes Organics

Good morning There is a little bit more of September about the air now. The exceptionally hot spell seriously boosted Tomato ripening and also extended some extra late development of Aubergines, both very welcome. Tomatoes are picking high in the vines now and are slower ripening as the temperatures fall. They will be few after this week and Aubergines will be the same. Then it will be a concentrated planting time as we replace with Winter and Spring crops. Outside Broccoli is abundant from the Breckland farm and Pointed Cabbage…

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Latest news from our suppliers

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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