Browsing Tag »salad«

Salad Starter Roles

January 21, 2017

Salad Starter: Two Enterprise Start-Up Placements We grow organic produce at Hawkwood, our 12 acre community market garden and plant nursery, and distribute it to our own market stalls, box scheme and local restaurants. In 2016 we produced over 2.3 tonnes of salad leaves, featuring 107 different varieties of leaf. We believe that more food […]

September Open Day

September 16, 2016

Open Day and Plant Sale Sunday 25 September, Hawkwood Nursery As the seasons roll around it’s another Hawkwood open day. We have salad plants for sale for growing over winter, and our apple press is available for anyone to bring their apples and make juice. And grape growers are invited to join the community wine […]

Open Day Plant Sale

August 15, 2016

Open Day and Plant Sale Sunday 28 August, Hawkwood Nursery This month’s open day is celebrating the wonderful biodiversity of our Hawkwood growing site and the Lea valley more widely. We hope to get friendly with moths; there will be a tour of the site with wildlife experts Lea Valley Nature Photographers;  a pollinator plant […]

Salad Start Roles

January 15, 2016

Salad Starter: Two Enterprise Start-Up Placements We grow organic produce at Hawkwood, our 12 acre community market garden and plant nursery, and distribute it to our own market stalls, box scheme and local restaurants. In 2015 we produced over 1.7 tonnes of salad leaves, featuring 97 different varieties of leaf. We believe that more food […]

September Open Day

September 21, 2015

Sunday 27 September, 12-4pm Bring family, friends, neighbours, even surplus garden fruits are welcome! *Get food plants for your winter garden The plugs are now plants and we’ve potted them on – your final chance for winter greens! Plants available to grow NOW include LEAFY GREENS – kale and spinach; SALADS – such as winter […]

August Open Day

August 20, 2015

Sunday 30 August, 12-4pm Get ready for the winter growing season with our winter salads plant sale – choose from our entire range of winter salads and leafy greens, as well as green manures, companion flowers and fruit bushes. Seedlings (£3 for 10 salad plugs) which will keep your garden and your plate green over […]

Koukia lathera (Greek broad beans)

May 20, 2014

3- 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, grated 250g  broad beans 250ml water (or as needed) 2 tablespoons tomato puree 1 to 2 teaspoons dried oregano sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the grated onion and saute gently for 5 […]

Bean Sprout and Spinach Salad

May 20, 2014

1 bag of spinach, washed 1 bag bean sprouts 1 tbsp sugar 4 tsp vinegar 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp sesame seeds, toasted Pour boiling water over spinach in colander. Rinse immediately with cold water. Drain thoroughly and place in medium serving b owl. Repeat process with bean sprouts and place in same bowl. […]

Salad days

December 6, 2013

Tea towels for sale Salad fans celebrate with us. Following the success of our salad poster we commissioned a tea towel. It’s also a visual way of letting you know ‘what’s in your salad’. It’s printed with environmentally friendly ink on fair-trade organic cotton woven by a women’s cooperative in Kerala. The price is £8.50 […]

Kale & Coconut Salad

September 25, 2013

Ingredients 80 ml extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil 2 tablespoons shoyu, tamari, or soy sauce 3 100 g chopped kale, stems trimmed, large ribs removed 85 g unsweetened large-flake coconut 255 g cooked farro or other whole grain such as pearl barley or pearl spelt (optional) Preheat the oven to 180°C with […]

Mixed Beetroot Salad

August 14, 2013

  Recipe tip from Stefan at Electric Diner is to wash your beetroot, roll in a mix of olive oil and cider vinegar, salt, pepper and some thyme if you have it. Wrap in silver foil (tight so the juice doesn’t escape) and bake whole at 180C for 1hour 15mins til really cooked and you […]

Common scents

July 23, 2013

So much to write about, so little time. The last three weeks have been hotter than a Bradford curry and as dry as  Yorkshire wit, bringing everything on in lamb-leaps and shire horse bounds. The strawberries ripened too rapidly, shortening the season and causing many to be left fermenting on the plant. Only too late […]

24th April 2013

April 23, 2013

Standard Vegetable Bags have Marfona potatoes (Kent), onions (Cambs), carrots, (Norfolk B), spinach or chard (Norfolk), beetroot (UK), mushrooms (Suffolk), spring garlic, rocket (Chingford) No Potato Bags have same as standard, but with no potatoes and additional endive (Chingford) Large Vegetable Bags have same as standard bags with larger quantities of potatoes (Kent), onions (Cambs), […]

Super Salad Dressing – bean sprout season!

March 12, 2013

To your base of mixed leaves: * add soft green herbs (dill, mint, parsley, tarragon etc), * add a mix of seeds or nuts, toasted lightly in a hot but dry pan toasted seeds. * add a handful of beansprouts Then add the dressing of your choice, but the following is a stunner. for 4 […]

Orange and coriander salad

January 31, 2013

Yes, that’s not a misprint! For some reason the flavours in this unusual salad just work. Very refreshing – perfect for a ‘bring on the summer’ ritual! Instructions Mix up a bag of salad leaves (rocket or something spicy is best), a handful of coriander leaves, 3 oranges (peeled and sliced), and some walnuts (or […]