Dug spuds, carrots, onions and picked some stored garlic for dinner tonight. If I combine with locally caught fish can #whatplanetareyouon and @rte tell me how eating avocados would be more sustainable?#sustainablemehole

Margaret Leahy
@gardenngather

Dug spuds, carrots, onions and picked some stored garlic for dinner tonight. If I combine with locally caught fish can #whatplanetareyouon and

tell me how eating avcadaos would be more sustainable? #giy #growyourown #Sustainability #sustainablemehole

Kathryn’s tips for staying healthy in the office..

flahavans

Kathryn has shared her easy-to-follow tips for keeping healthy in the office: • Always keep a water bottle at your desk
• Take the stairs instead of the lift
• Host walking or standing meetings
• Stand instead of sitting for phonecalls
• Take your lunch and get out for a quick walk to re-energise
• Team up with your colleagues to sign up for a park run or challenge
And of course, kick start your working day with nutritious and delish Flahavan’s Quick Oats!

#officeoats #flahavans #flahavansoats #kathrynthomas #pureresults #huckletreed2

Rachel Allen’s Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes with Maple Syrup

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Serve the pancakes on a warm plate dusted with icing sugar and drizzled with maple syrup.

Ingredients

  • 100g (3½oz) plain flour
  • 25g (1oz) caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 125ml (4½fl oz) milk
  • 2 tblsp sunflower oil
  • 15g (½oz) butter
  • 125g (4½oz) blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • To Serve:
  • Icing Sugar
  • Maple Syrup

Method

  1. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the egg yolks with the milk and whisk into the dry ingredients to form a thick batter. In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff, then fold into the batter.
  3. Place a frying pan on a medium-high heat.
  4. When the pan has heated up, drizzle over a few drops of sunflower oil and add a knob of butter to the pan, allow to melt, then drop in three or four generous tablespoonfuls of batter at a time, leaving plenty of space in between.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium-low, then place about seven blueberries onto each pancake. After about 2 minutes, the pancakes should be turning golden underneath and holes should be forming on the top.
  6. At this stage, flip them over and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes until golden on both sides.
  7. Serve the pancakes on a warm plate dusted with icing sugar and drizzled with maple syrup.

https://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/recipes/2014/1216/743447-fluffy-blueberry-pancakes-with-maple-syrup/

Aromatic Potato, Pea & Mint Soup with Garlic Toasts

A beautiful soup recipe exploding with the beautiful flavours of garam masala blending in with the thick consistency born out of mixing rooster potatoes and peas and mint. This recipe is served best with a slice of French bread flavoured with garlic. 

Prep in:
5 mins
Cook in:
15 mins
Serves:
4

Ingredients

250g Rooster potatoes, peeled and cubed

400g petits pois

1 onion, sliced

1l vegetable stock

1 small bunch of mint leaves

2tbsp garam masala plus extra to serve

8 slices of French bread

Rapeseed oil

Salt, pepper and chilli flakes

1 bunch coriander

Method

Heat a saucepan with a little oil and gently cook the onions until soft and translucent and starting to caramelise a little. Stir in the garam masala

Add the potatoes and stock, then bring to the boil. Simmer for ten minutes then add the peas, coriander and mint leaves, leaving a few for the garnish. Return to the boil then blend carefully until smooth.

Toast the bread then rub with a little garlic, sprinkle with garam masala and serve with the soup garnished with a little more garam masala, some chilli flakes a few drops of oil and some mint leaves.