How To Cook What You Grow

There’s no point in growing wholesome fresh produce and then spoiling it by not knowing what to do with it. If you grow your own vegetables then you are going to be interested in the quality of the food you are cooking and eating. Having spent all your time growing the perfect cabbage, you don't really want to boil the life (and goodness) out of it for 2 hours!

So we have put together this page that we hope will help you find something to do with your crop, you may have a glut of one thing or another so check out these recipes to see what to do with it.


These are some favourite recipes and those contributed by friends over the years. Hopefully they'll help you out and prove useful when you've a glut coming in from the plot. This is not the only resource you may have but it is a start…..
The idea of this page is that these are YOUR recipes and that you can share these with other allotmenteers who also share your passion for growing.

If you have any favourite recipes why not send them to us so we can add them to the collection. You can get in touch with us by using the Contact Us. page

Or you can get in touch with us by email send your recipes to so we can add them to the site.

Starter Soups
Allotment Salad 02/10/2015 pdf
Carrot and Coriander Soup 02/10/2015 pdf
Garden Salad 02/10/2015 pdf
Lentil and Bacon Soup 02/10/2015 pdf
Roasted vegetable and chick pea salad 02/10/2015 pdf
Spicy Tomato Soup 02/10/2015 pdf
Courgette and Dolcelatte Soup 29/09/2015 pdf
Blackberry Vodka 02/10/2015 pdf
Sloe Gin 02/10/2015 pdf
Main Course
Cheese and Spinach Quiche 02/10/2015 pdf
Meaty Vegan Chilli 02/10/2015 pdf
Vegetable Bake 02/10/2015 pdf
Mixed Greens Stir Fry 29/09/2015 pdf
Courgette Cake 03/10/2015 pdf
Rhubarb Cake 03/10/2015 pdf
Strawberry Cake 03/10/2015 pdf
Apple Cake 02/10/2015 pdf
Pumpkin Muffins 02/10/2015 pdf
Desserts Puddings
No Bake Blackcurrant Swirl Cheesecake 02/10/2015 pdf
Chocolate Courgette Cake 29/09/2015 pdf
Lavender Biscuits 03/10/2015 pdf
Flapjacks 02/10/2015 pdf
Jam Thumb Biscuits 02/10/2015 pdf
Jams and Chutneys
Beetroot Chutney 03/10/2015 pdf
Plum and Apple Chutney 03/10/2015 pdf
Plum Jam 03/10/2015 pdf
Uncooked Rhubarb Chutney 03/10/2015 pdf