The Triple Heritage Potatoes

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Picture from Veggie on a Penny

What could be a lovelier sight than a fluffy mound of mashed potato?  But to do it right is still an art form and everyone has their own preferred routine.

But…one thing that everyone must agree on is that the right potato is key.

For our potato of the month, we have three heritage varieties for you to try – and all make spectacular mash.

All three of these are floury potatoes with a low water content so are pretty good keepers if kept cool and dry.

All these glorious potatoes are grown on the fertile Morghew Estate which sits on the Kent/Sussex border.

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The Triple Heritage Potatoes

Cooking for Mother? Keep it Local and Seasonal

It’s so easy on the internet to list your ingredients and have at your fingertips a whole load of recipes for every occasion.

So there’s really no excuse to go off course from local Sussex produce on the grounds that ‘there’s nothing to cook!”…

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Cooking for Mother? Keep it Local and Seasonal

Sussex Organic Leeks – make the most

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Leeks when they are freshly picked have a sweetness that they lose after they’ve been sitting in a supermarket chiller.  The biodynamic leeks that Toos grows in Cuckfield are so tender and have a real potency of flavour that lifts any dish they’re added to. Continue reading “Sussex Organic Leeks – make the most”

Sussex Organic Leeks – make the most

Celeriac – Our Unsung Hero

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Toos’s daughter helping on the farm picking celeriac

Known also as celery root or turnip celery, this is a vegetable is a Mediterranean staple but slower to be loved here in the UK.  But root veg seems to be having a moment this year – the sweet flavours released in chips, crisps and roasted wedges.

We have two celeriac growers…outdoor grown and left to mature in rich soil from Worthing and Biodynamic Organically grown celeriac from Toos in Cuckfield.  Take your pick… Continue reading “Celeriac – Our Unsung Hero”

Celeriac – Our Unsung Hero

Sussex Hemp Seeds – Nutritional Dynamite

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Bizarrely, it’s illegal to grow hemp seeds still in the US – even as a nutritional seeds for cooking.  However, in the UK, we can’t get enough of this superfood, it seems.  We now have our own Sussex grower – Hemp and Hops.

Nathaniel, our hemp grower, is bringing unshelled seed – but soon we will have hemp oil and toasted hemp for salads and sprinkles.  The hemp is organically grown – but isn’t certified as organic.

The health benefits of hemp

Raw hemp is reputedly a potent food to support a healthy system with a broad spectrum of benefits.  Hemp has a natural blend of easily digestible proteins as well as essential fats Omega 3 and 6 – which make it a kind of ‘vegan fish’ equivalent.  Continue reading “Sussex Hemp Seeds – Nutritional Dynamite”

Sussex Hemp Seeds – Nutritional Dynamite

Super Veg Sprout Tops

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Firstly, cooked sprouts should never have a pungent sulphurous smell – if they have, it’s because they’re overcooked.  Same goes for the leaves – which should have a more delicate flavour and reduce to an almost silky texture…you might find even them a bit of a revelation, if you are a sprout-hater.

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Super Veg Sprout Tops