A few pics from last weekends Dinner at the Farm. The first of many we hope, we had a blast!!
Tyddyn Teg farm is a beautiful location and we cooked exclusively using their stunning organic produce. What a treat! A variety of summer squashes, a plethora of heritage tomatoes, many shades of kale, peppers, aubergines, really interesting Peruvian mint, sweet foot long cucumbers, plus a lot more…..we even offered homemade wine! Food miles for the dinner ingredients were around 200 metres!!
It was a pleasure to cook and work with the TT team, it is such a positive project, focused on maintaining and developing sustainable and ethical food production and ways of living. An inspiring place to hang out for the day. They have so many exciting plans for the future.
The sun came out in the afternoon and the bookings rolled in, benches and tables were made (by the onsite wood genuises) and numbers toppled well over 60. This took some classic ‘creativity’ and ‘problem solving’ techniques in the kitchen that all cooks know about. But being on an organic farm, if you need another squash, you just pop out and pick one!
Here’s what we made:
Dinner at the Farm – Menu
Kabocha & Uchuki Kuri Squash Rogan Josh
Kashmiri Masoor Daal Tadka
Jonjo’s Onion Bhajis
Haak Saag – Kashmiri Greens and Red Cabbage
Roasted Masala Potatoes and Onions
Brown Basmati Pulao with Toasted Cashews
Chopped Salad with Beefsteak Tomatoes, Cucumber and Chaat Masala
Organic Leaves and Flowers
Beetroot, Mint and Lemon Raita
Griddled Chillies and Lemon Pickle
Thanks to everyone who came out and supported a brilliant cause, all proceeds going to Bigger Stronger Bridges. aimed at supporting permaculture communities and networks in the Middle East and Kashmir.
“Help us join hands with like-minded folk across divides of geography and culture to create the world we want to live in!” Alice, Tydyyn Teg
If you live or run a restaurant/ cafe in North Wales, Tyddyn Teg has a brilliant veg box scheme, a big one or a little one. You just pop in and pick up the veg weekly. You can also order wholesale. Drop them an email – firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Prices are very, very reasonable.
Having an organic veg farm close by is a real blessing. It’s the healthiest and most delicious way we could ever wish to eat! Fresh, local, seasonal organic fruit and veg. Yum!
We’ve a load of events coming soon in the UK and Spain, check out the event page here. I’m also supposed to be writing another cookbook…….
If you have a local organic veg farm or hero producer, please let us know below. Inspiring local producers and growers are at the heart of a healthy food culture and community, it’s always nice to share the good news and positive vibes.
Here’s our next event, on Sunday, in North Wales. Food for the Soul: Yoga & Plant-based Cookery