Recipes

Here are some recipes to make the most of your beautiful fresh produce, and also to help you cope with those surpluses that happen in good years. They have all been tried by gardeners at Hollin Lane Allotments and they really work. Please send us your favourites, too.

  • Globe Artichokes Globe artichokes have always been one of my favorite treats. I like the taste, of course, but I really love the leisurely ritual of eating them…
  • Garlic Scapes Around the middle of June our hardneck garlic sends up scapes as the bulbs ripen below the soil. Scapes are like flower stems, and they are delicious, only available for a short time each year.
  • Mexican Refried Beans Frijoles refritos are easy to make, and Borlotti beans work really well.
  • Okonomiyaki A Japanese favourite Okonomiyaki is a cabbage ‘pancake’.
  • Dried Beans It is not so hard to cook dried beans on your stove top.
  • Beetroot Tarte Tatin Recipe A beetroot recipe which is both different and delicious.
  • Apple Biscuit An old French recipe. Don’t be fooled by the name; it’s actually a cake.
  • Swedish Crispbread Jayne brought some one of our work parties. Delicious!
  • Greek Baked Giant Beans I wondered if our white “Aztec” beans would work in this…
  • Tuscan Beans My favorite bean dish, using our large white “Aztec” beans, or borlottis.
  • Rhubarb Mousse has an unexpected gentleness on the palate and a subtle flavour…
  • Golden Apple Mincemeat Joan Croft’s delicious filling for tartlets, flans, sponge cake or topping to ice cream…
  • Apple Butter Another good way of using up surplus or damaged apples …
  • Apple Juice What do you do with all those windfall apples? We only recently discovered how easy it was to make apple juice …
  • Courgette Soup What to do with the courgette that got away? Courgette soup …
  • Scarpaccia A Tuscan zucchini pie without pastry …