Recipes

At the Farm Shop we don’t treat cooking as a precise science. Nor are we trying to give a comprehensive list of recipes. These are some of our favourite dishes and we hope you’ll give some of them a try. They’ve worked for us on countless occasions but that doesn’t mean, with a bit of imagination and a few tweaks, they can’t be improved. Good luck and enjoy your cooking and eating.

Elderflower Cordial

If you find the over fragrant 'cat's pee' smell of elderflower a bit too much, the secret is to add ...

Lemon Cordial

You can either make a big batch of this, pasteurise it in a water bath and store in a cool cupboard. Alternatively,...

Kimchi Chicken Rice

This recipe has become my go-to midweek supper - except when it’s pork or prawns or a weekend. For the best fried r...

Beef and Mushroom Stroganoff

Some would insist that only fillet steak should be used for a classic stroganoff. Most people would disagree and go...

Boston (in Lincolnshire) Baked Beans

We might not have a rum distilling industry providing dark treacle as a by-product, but we do now have Hodmedod’s F...

Irish Stew for St Patrick’s Day

Chef, Richard Corrigan, came up with the idea of using two sorts of potatoes and it works a treat. The floury ones ...

Lamb braised in milk with garlic & fennel

This recipe is rather rich and luxurious, hailing as it does from New York's Italian super chef, Mario Batali,...

Vietnamese Caramelised Pork Bowls

Minced pork hardly gets a look in but it should do - it's easily as versatile as minced beef. Use it for ragu,...

Kedgeree

A meal for any time of the day - buttery and spicy and filled with proteins. Our very Anglo-Indian, Captain's ...

Kimchi noodle soup

Kimchi is good in simple ramen style noodle soup. You can make it as simple – or as complicated as you like. Soft b...

Kimchi and prawn fritters

As usual, I’m way behind the times but I’ve finally seen the light and kimchi has become part of my kitchen toolbox...

Lebanese Pita Pizza

There is such a thing as a Lebanese pizza, known as manoush, and loosely speaking this just about falls within the ...

Winter Veg Casserole with Merguez Meatballs

This recipe is a winter vegetable casserole using merguez meatballs and our own labneh. Many will recognise this a...

Cucumber Pickle

This pickle adds a welcome tang to cold meats or burgers, and is a great way to make your cucumbers last into winte...

Green Tomato Chutney

Always a winner if your greenhouse is full of green tomatoes after a miserable summer.

Pear & Ginger Chutney

The combination of ginger and pears gives this chutney a real kick. A great way to use up a glut of pears.

Courgette and Sweetcorn Fritters

We’re getting to the time of year when all the efforts in the garden come to fruit. The problem is what to do with ...

Warm lentil and sausage salad

Sausages and lentils are a great combination - pair them in a salad or a casserole depending on the time of year.

Smoked Chicken and Potato Salad

A simple lunch or easy supper that is quick to make and shows off our delicious smoked chicken.

Apricot Jam

Apricot jam couldn’t be easier – or cheaper if you buy a box. 5kgs will make about twenty jars.

Crab & Chorizo Empanadas

Makes 20 / prep time – 20 minutes Preheat the oven to 180°C and bake for about 20 minutes.  

Crab Cakes

Makes 12 / prep time – 30 minutes Preheat the oven to 180°C and bake for about 30 minutes.  

Devon Steak Pasty

Makes 7/8 pasties / prep time – 30 minutes (excluding making the pastry)/cooking time Preheat the oven to 170°C ...

Mojo Verde

Originating from the Canary Isles, this piquant green sauce works well with all things fish, chicken and vegetable.