Sally forth with seasonal feasts

1st August 2011 by

This month, whilst the freshest, crunchiest, fruitiest, deliciousest, localest produce is in abundance, we challenge you to hold a seasonal feast.

Find a friend with an allotment or a neighbour growing in their garden and beg some excess off them (we can almost guarantee that they’ll have more courgettes than they know what to do with). Visit the market and buy up as much British produce as you can carry home. Scramble in the brambles for some blackberries. Take all your bundles home and invite your people over for a feast of plenty.

Seasonal recipes here

Find out what’s in season here

Why we forgot how to grow food

We are heading towards The End of Days, and you’d better get yourself an allotment
an unexpected piece of wisdom from that great environmentalist Jeremy Clarkson.

Seasonal salads and the very best vegetables

27th July 2010 by

This month we challenge you to find out what you can eat seasonably, then eat it. Or grow it using the handy step by step guide, then eat it. Or steal it from Tescos… no wait, definitely don’t steal it, carrots look very obvious under the trenchcoat. But seriously now – don’t steal. Gardening is far more fun and you won’t end up in prison.

The eat seasonably people reckon the 10 easiest things to grow are:

– salad (get rocking with the rocket)
– tomatoes
– peas (give peas a chance)
– courgettes
– strawberries
– beetroot
– mint
– beans
– onions (cry me a river of chutney)
– pumpkin

Hopefully you’ll find you’re better at growing it than I am at coming up with vegetable themed puns. But either way, lettuce know how you get on (jo@otesha.org.uk). Send us photos, seasonal recipes and stories about how the slugs ate all your salad.


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