In Praise of FlintShare

About 15 years ago, soon after I moved to Flintshire, I was on the hunt for locally grown veg.  I was amazed that it was so hard to find.  There was almost none; a company … Read more

Jim’s Flour/Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Jim brought this cake to the last Northop Saturday workshop and there were lots of requests for the recipe. It was truly delicious!! The recipe is for 12 portions and uses a 10 inch round lined … Read more

New Compost Area at Hawarden

It has taken a few months work to complete the new compost area with a new leaf bay a covered area to keep well rotted horse muck in and a storage area. Plus three bays … Read more

Potato Day is Back and Booming!

It was a fantastic turn out for Potato Day held on February 12th 2022 in the Daniel Owen Centre, Mold, with record numbers attending. The day was organized by FlintShare and supplied by Brighter Blooms … Read more

Slow-cooked marrow and tomato borani

Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for slow-cooked marrow borani. Baked, caramelised marrow and roast tomatoes all smothered in yoghurt for a supreme dip or starter Prep 15 min Cook 45 min Serves 4 as part of … Read more

Marrow & pecan cake with maple icing

By Barney Desmazery from the BBC Good Food magazine Pam used walnuts instead of pecans (100g of walnuts and 100g of raisins) and made a cream cheese frosting with icing sugar and orange juice (as … Read more

Slow-cooked marrow with fennel & tomato

By Rosie Birkett Serves 4 Ingredients 1 young marrow (about 1kg) 4 tbsp olive oil, plus a drizzle to serve 1 rosemary sprig, plus extra leaves chopped to serve pinch of fennel seeds 2 red … Read more

Marrow Curry

A really flavoursome vegetable curry cooked with seasonal marrow and beautifully spiced with cumin and mustard seeds. It probably needs other veg added to it. Pam used mushrooms but paneer or peppers would work too. … Read more

Vegan Marrow and Carrot soup

This vegan Marrow and Carrot soup is the perfect winter warmer. It is very easy to make and very tasty. INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion peeled and chopped 1 garlic clove crushed 1/2 … Read more

Marrow, Potato and Sage Soup

Serves 4 Sustaining and nutritious, the key to this marrow soup is good stock and fresh herbs. If you have time, deep-fry a handful of sage leaves for a few seconds to scatter over the … Read more