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Potato Tasting Event

Flyer for Potato Day at FACTPotato Tasting plus Tattie Tales FACT 24th September 1-4pm

The Mediated Garden are hosting a potato tasting event as part of The Bold Street Festival. This is an opportunity to sample the different varieties we’ve grown and discover more about the garden.
For Tattie Tales our partner project tenantspin will be asking for your favourite recipes, top growing tips and potato lore.
Visit our Facebook event page.

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Cucurbits

courgette plant in flowerCourgettes are a member of the Cucurbit family, which includes squash, cucumber and melon.
Next to potatoes these are an easy to grow and prolific vegetable.  They don’t freeze satisfactorily but an easy way to preserve any glut is to incorporate them into soups sauces chutneys and cakes which can then be frozen. Here’s a couple of recipes

Courgette Soup
1kg courgettes
a large potato
1 l stock veg or chicken
1 onion
2 tbsp olive oil
salt pepper paprika chilli  to taste

gently cook the courgettes & onion in oil until soft
add a pinch of chilli & paprika
add stock, salt and pepper
blend or mash the mixture
and cook on a low heat until the mixture reaches your preferred consistency
allow to cool then freeze

Basic Courgette Cake
250g courgettes
150g sugar
225g self raising flour
125ml sunflower oil
2 eggs
a teaspoon baking powder

Grate the courgettes add oil and eggs
Combine dry ingredients and fold in the courgettes oil and egg mixture.
Divide mixture between 2 bread tins
Cook at gas mark 4 for 30 minutes.