Migrant moths threaten Brassica crops.

Migrant moths threaten Brassica crops.

Population surges of diamondback moths happen periodically, but the last time such high numbers were recorded was in 1996.  Scientists are warning that brassica crops could be devastated by record numbers of moths arriving from mainland Europe. Tens of millions of diamondback moths are thought to have come to the UK in early June – 100 times the number that…
Prawn & Spring Onion Chow Mein

Prawn & Spring Onion Chow Mein

Have an oriental-inspired dinner with this fragrant and colourful noodle dish. SERVES 4 • 3 nests fine egg noodles • 1 small bunch spring onions • 100g (3½oz) bean sprouts • 140g (5oz) broccoli, chopped into small florets • 140g (5oz) baby corn, halved • 2 tbsp olive oil or sesame oil • 1 red bell pepper, sliced • ½…
Leek, Broccoli & Blue Cheese Quiche

Leek, Broccoli & Blue Cheese Quiche

Although they’re a winter crop, leeks have a delicacy of flavour that suggests spring, especially when paired with purple sprouting… Serves 4 90g (3¼oz) plain flour 80g (3oz) butter 125g (4½oz) Shropshire Blue or similar cheese, finely diced 150g (5½oz) leeks, trimmed and sliced 50g (1¾oz) purple sprouting broccoli (prepared weight), trimmed and separated into small florets 1 clove garlic,…