Emma's three broc pot

Emma’s three broc pot

Try this recipe for deputy editor Emma’s simple but tasty dish using home-grown broccoli fresh from the plot This is a delicious one pot broccoli pasta dish using three different types of broccoli. One is the very seasonal purple sprouting broccoli, the fast growing calabrese and the even faster growing broccoli raab or Cima di rapa. The latter has yellow…

Broccoli in 60 days!

This broccoli raab has been doing well in the polytunnel and is now coming thick and fast. I planted it in the autumn and have been picking it over the last few weeks. The great thing about it is that it can take as little as 60 days from sowing to harvesting. Some are coming into flower as fast as…
Bean sprout and sweet corn soup

Bean sprout and sweet corn soup

This is a recipe that I use throughout spring and summer, adapting it to what’s in season: sprouting broccoli, asparagus, mangetout, French beans… Until then, here’s a winter version using bean sprouts, which you can harvest from your window-sill within a week – whatever the weather. Ingredients (serves 2) 15g (½oz) butter 1 small onion, peeled, halved and sliced 600ml…