Nettle and Chard Garden Soup

What to have for lunch today from my permaculture garden? 4 large handfuls of nettles 4 large Chard leaves 2 large potatoes sliced thinly 2 vegetable stock cubes 3 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons of chopped dill Salt and pepper to taste With rubber or latex gloves, wash and rinse stinging nettle and chard. Chop theContinue reading “Nettle and Chard Garden Soup”

Beetroot apple and caraway soup

Ingredients Olive oil for frying Bunch of beetroot medium onion 2 eating apples vegetable stock cube 1 tsp caraway seeds natural yogurt for dolloping on the top. Peel the beetroot and chop into cubes. Core and slice the apples. There is no need to peel them. Dice onion and fry until softened. Throw in theContinue reading “Beetroot apple and caraway soup”

Scottish Bannocks

100 g plain flour 65g beremeal  2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1/2 tsp cream of tartar 1/4 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp salt 115 g medium oatmeal 1 tbsp butter buttermilk or natural yogurt as required INSTRUCTIONS  preheat oven to 180C if using and grease a baking tray Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cream of tartar, salt and sugar into a large bowl Add the oatmeal and and beremealContinue reading “Scottish Bannocks”

Why is sourdough better for health?

Fermentation Wild yeast are single-celled fungi that exist all around us. They feed on carbohydrates, and as they do so they release carbon dioxide, B vitamins, and alcohol. Because they release carbon dioxide, yeast can leaven bread, and because they convert carbohydrates to alcohol, brewers use yeast to make beer and wine, too. This isContinue reading “Why is sourdough better for health?”

What goes well with rye sourdough?

Radish allotment pickle 8 oz radishes 1/2 cup white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup water 3 tablespoons honey or 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon whole mustard seeds Optional add-ins: garlic cloves, black peppercorns, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, bay leaf My radish are a mixture of Chinese and traditional BritishContinue reading “What goes well with rye sourdough?”