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Black Velvet Cocktail

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in style! Stunning picture by www.neilwhite.co.uk  Black Velvet Cocktail ½ flute of champagne ½ flute of guiness According to the official Guiness website this famous drink was invented in 1861 at Brook’s Club in London. Everybody was …

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By primrose flower from https://maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk

Primrose Curd Muffins

Making Primrose Muffins. These wee muffins are lovely and so simple to make that I, or anybody’s small child, could manage without tantrum or too much supervision. Having said that, they are not conventionally beautiful. The apple based primrose curd …

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Edible flowers for wedding drinks and cocktails. Edible flowers from www.maddocksfarmorganic.co.uk.

Edible Flowers for Summer Drinks & Wedding Cocktails

Whilst outside we are all starting to think about Christmas and the frost has finally reduced the last of the edible flowers to pulp, in my head I am planning the flowers that we are going to grow for next …

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Poached Pears – puds and salads

At this time of year, if we are lucky, our ancient and wonky pear tree comes up trumps and provides us with a couple of handfuls of pears. I’ve no idea of the variety but they have a lovely flavour …

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Fresh Edible Rose Petals. Fabulous rose petal marshmallows from http://www.mmycbakery.co.uk Edible rose petals from https://maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk/shop/.

Rose Petal Marshmallows

Floral Marshmallows made by My Mummys Yummy Cupcakes using Maddocks Farm Organic Rose Petals. The recipe for floral marshmallows here uses our organic red rose petals but any edible flowers could be substituted as you wish. Having said that, the …

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Buy edible lavender flowers. https://maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk/latest-blog/chocolate-lavender-truffles/

Chocolate Lavender Truffles

Lavender Truffles 12 sprigs of lavender 2 tablespoons finely chopped lavender 10oz high cocoa chocolate 2oz unsalted butter 142 ml carton of double cream. Either cocoa or further melted chocolate for finishing. Put clean sprigs of lavender into the cream …

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Floral Salads

Maddocks Farm has been making floral salads for more than a decade and it is for these that we are most famous. We started growing a whole range of vegetables but the salads and edible flowers seemed to fit us …

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Floral Butters and Oils

Like quite a few folks I used to love making herbal oils for home, particularly basil oil, by shaking the insects off some choice flowering stalks and shoving them down the neck of a bottle of good quality olive oil. …

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Darts Farm Demo at Devon County Show

Stuffed Tulip Petals I was inspired last year by a wonderful recipe created by the very talented Urvashi Rowe otherwise known as @botanicbaker for stuffed tulip leaves http://www.lovefood.com/guide/recipes/15057/goats-cheese-dip-in-tulip-petals-recipe. This year, I wanted to use some really hot colours to produce …

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The Die Hards

The Die Hards – Out in the cold wearing just a Persil white vest….. A wee blog on winter salad Whilst salad is generally associated with the balmy days of summer (obviously not in the UK!) there are several salad …

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Sprout Christmas wreath https://maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk/latest-blog/edible-christmas-wreath/

Edible Christmas Wreath

Making Edible Wreathes. How to make Christmas Wreathes from Sprouts, Fruit, Nuts and Garlic. SPROUT WREATH I made this edible Christmas wreath for lovely Mandy who works for me. Mandy has a bit of a sprout fetish and starts eating …

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Edible flowers for crystallising.

Cornflower and Berry Pavlova

  This cornflower and berry pavlova is very straightforward to make and a very impressive dessert. First gather your cornflowers. We grow pink, white, purple and black ones as well as the traditional blue. Ensure that they are dry and free from …

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Thanks You…

Thank yous………. In this busy day and age people are not as brilliant at saying thank you as they once were (and let’s face it – there is really no need to say thank you for something that you have …

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Jubilee Salads

Jubilee Salads We are now gearing up for the Jubilee with special salads for next weekend and thank goodness the hot weather has bought on the edible flowers just in time! As well as providing ‘Jubilee’ salads for the local …

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Rejoice in the return of the redheads!

The middle of March heralds the return of the red heads to the salad palette and it is great to see them back. Over the winter the low light levels result in the red lettuce leaves fading to muted brown …

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Sowing Marmite………

Once you move away from limp iceberg and start offering customers fresh and flavoursome leaves in their salad bags you  open up a whole can of worms (Well – not literally. Well – hopefully not at all). The first reaction …

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Watercress – does it realise that this is January?

The watercress in the polytunnel is putting on April growth in January as a reaction to this incredibly mild winter and this is a really welcome addition to the early salads. At this time of year our salads usually comprise …

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Globe Artichoke – Unlikely January Star

The Globe Artichoke is an unusual star for January but during the last few days, as temperatures have dipped, the artichoke patch has been a flurry as a variety of garden birds have pulled the chokes apart to reach the …

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Star of the week

The star of week one is red stemmed leaf radish Sai Sai which is flowering unseasonably early in our Devon field. The leaf radish is a fantastic plant. It germinates well and suffers little from pests and diseases if planted …

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