Orichiette con Cima di Rapa

I found this quick and easy recipe on the website www.italianfoodforever.com after I’d enjoyed the dish while travelling in Puglia. It’s great for using the leafy parts of root vegetables like turnips or beetroots, or the leaves of broccoli (as in the recipe) or kale. ​ Orichiette are the little shell-shaped pasta which I’ve never…

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Notes from the Committee 2

#peatfree #greencharter #sustainability This week has seen a change in the weather and it now feels more like spring-time in England than the previous few weeks have. I for one have been grateful for the help watering the plot (although a little concerned about my seedlings being eaten by slugs and snails)! At our committee…

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The No-dig Novice

Having gardened for over half my life, digging the soil has always seemed an essential way of removing weeds, breaking up heavy soil and incorporating organic matter to improve it. I had until recently viewed no-dig gardening like a new age religion – something a bit waffly that I couldn’t really believe in. Then last…

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Notes from the Committee 1

Spring has sprung and times are very strange right now. Some people are finding themselves with lots of extra time to spend at the allotment, whilst others are unable to visit at all. The committee have continued to beaver away in the background and we’ve recently increased our regular meetings from monthly to weekly (on…

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