Roast Chicken with Fennel, Lemon & Shallots

Recipe adapted from The Simple Things, April 2017, p. 56 Serves 4 300g fennel, thinly sliced 12 shallots quartered 1 lemon cut into halved slices 6 cloves of garlic, bashed A few sprigs of fresh thyme 4 free range chicken thighs, skin on Rapeseed oil For the mustard mayo 4 heaped tbsp of mayonnaise 2 […]

Green Garlic – What is it & how to use it

On the shop at the moment we have green garlic from Pearman’s Farmshop. Green garlic is just a young garlic bulb containing cloves which haven’t yet fully matured. It is milder in flavour and can be used in recipes to replace spring onions, leeks or chives, chopped finely and sprinkled over salads, fried slowly in […]

Spicy Mixed Beans

Spicy Mixed Beans A warming supper or cool and store in your fridge for an easy lunchtime meal. Adapted from a Yotam Ottolenghi recipe Ingredients (Serves 4) 3 tbspns rapeseed oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 2 tsps tomato puree Half a tsp each of ground cumin, turmeric and coriander 1 tsp […]

Rhubarb & Banana Squares

A fruity traybake taken from The Simple Things, April Edition, p.112 Makes 15 squares Ingredients 200g rhubarb 200g dark muscovado sugar 250g self raising flour 25g oats 1tsp ground ginger 150g cold butter cubed 2 medium eggs, beaten 1 banana, peeled and mashed   Method Preheat the oven to 180C/Fan 160c/350F. Grease and line a […]

Weekday cheese & pasta supper

Purple sprouting broccoli has returned! A great purple sprouting broccoli recipes comes from Nigel Slater’s ‘Appetite’ cookbook – ‘A quick & soothing weekday cheese & pasta supper’. Ingredients (Serves 2) 1 200g bag of purple sprouting broccoli Pasta of your choice 300g Gorgonzola Method Cook your pasta in a large pan of boiling, salted water. Bring […]

Chicken Salad with Veggie Crisps

A quick and easy meal for 2 that makes the most from left over Roast Chicken Ingredients 2 handfuls of cooked Pastures Farm Free Range Chicken, shredded 1 bag Andy Pearman Salad Leaves 1 tablespoon Springfield Kitchen Mango Chutney 3 tablespoons Manor Farm Dairy Smooth and Creamy  Natural Yogurt 2 tablespoons Farrington’s Mellow Yellow Rapeseed […]

Golden Roast Chicken

Golden Roast Chicken

Golden Roast Chicken This is a colourful and tasty meal with minimum washing up as it’s cooked all in one pan! Ingredients 1 Pastures Farm Whole Chicken, giblets removed. Waterloo Cottage Farm 2  shallots, peeled and sliced longwise.Pearman’s Farm Shop 500g Crown Prince Squash, peeled and cut into 2cm wide strips. Pearman’s Farm Shop 500g […]

Welland Valley Honey

This week, our producer profile is with Peter of Welland Valley Honey. Not only did he teach us a lot about bees, but he also inspired us to try using honey in our cooking. Our honey and lemon cake recipe can be found here. How long have you been in business? Around 7 years. What […]

Honey & lemon cake recipe

We were so inspired by meeting one of our honey producers Peter, and hearing about his experiments in cooking, that we decided to have a go ourselves. If you haven’t read the interview yet, Peter told us about his experiences of swapping sugar for honey in baking. He said it made the cake very moreish […]