Welcome to the Secret Garden South of Bobber's Mill Bridge in Nottingham

Welcome to Windmill Community Gardens, home of the Climate Friendly Gardeners Project.

We are a group of local people, who are nurturing a wonderful community garden in the heart of the city. You'll find us just South of Bobbersmill Bridge, on the allotment site at the South end of Ascot Road. The Gardens are a great place where anyone can come to find out more about growing their own food in a changing climate. We cater for all abilities and welcome any nationality or age group.

Why not come and join us?

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Even More Well Preserved!

Recipe for a perfect Jam and Chutney making session.

One lovely sunny Autumn day
10 delightful people who enjoy cooking
Ingredients fresh from the garden (+ a few extras)
Some intelligent conversation
A willingness to wash up at the end

Well - we managed that recipe rather well. Our group really enjoyed making our 2 signature preserves - Green Tomato Chutney and Merryweather Damson Jam. This time, we also added a new recipe for us - Irina Chlebnikova's Ajika Salsa. If you follow that link, you might be impressed that we followed a recipe in Georgian (I think?), but we were actually inspired to make it following this version of the recipe from the wonderful Northern Homestead Blog. It proved to be absolutely delicious as a side-dish to refried beans, fresh tomato and coriander salsa and quesadillas (thats 2 tortillas, toasted in a pan with cheese sandwiched between them then flipped so the cheese melts on both sides).

Thanks to all who came to the workshop, and thanks to Nottingham City Homes for sponsoring this as part of the "Just Grow" project.

1 comment:

  1. So happy to hear you loved the Ajika recipe. Nice to see happy people working together.