Peachicks @No17 – Allotment Diaries

Catch up on the latest from our productive little No17 with the Peachick Allotment Diaries.

Full of allotment adventures, growing guides, product reviews and much more!  And don’t miss our favourite family recipes straight from our plot to your plate!  Made with the freshest seasonal ingredients that No17 has to offer.

(And yes there is a vegan courgette cake recipe!)

Read our top tips on picking the right plot, essential equipment you actually need  before you start and gift guides for the keen plotter in the family!

 

 

 

Peachicks @No17: Glutenfree Veggie Fritter (Eggfree, Vegan)

Peachicks @No17: Glutenfree Veggie Fritter (Eggfree, Vegan)

Who said eating your veggies needed to be boring!  These pretty little veggie fritters are completely customisable.  Using up whatever veggies are lurking in the fridge or is to hand up on the allotment.  With only 3 ingredients (yes I’m counting veggies as 1!) and taking less than 10 minutes to whip up on a portable gas stove, they are a great for a quick lunch when starvation strikes up on the allotment!  We keep a stock of glutenfree flour in a sealed plastic container in the shed along with a non-stick frying pan and add whatever veggies are in season!

The Perfect Shed Kitchen Gadgets with UncommonGoods

The Perfect Shed Kitchen Gadgets with UncommonGoods

No Allotment is complete without somewhere to cook & with the help of UncommonGoods.com we have found some great gadgets for The Perfect Shed Kitchen!

I am notoriously hopeless at remembering both Daddy Peacock’s Birthday and our Wedding Anniversary. In fact the only thing I am worse at, is actually buying him a decent present. Partly because he is so hard to buy for and partly because if he wants something he usually buys it for himself.  So when UncommonGoods  asked me if I would like to give their fab range of Men’s gift guides a go, I jumped at the chance! (how many wifey brownie points does this get me?!)

Pretty Pink Quick Pickled Vegetables #FreefromHarvest

Pretty Pink Quick Pickled Vegetables #FreefromHarvest

My Pretty Pink Quick Pickled Vegetables preserve beautiful No17 allotment vegetables to enjoy year round.  Jars of Crisp, crunchy veggies, preserved at their best in a delicate pink Apple Cider Vinegar pickling liquid. The Freefrom Gang are back once again celebrating all things seasonal with a bounty of #FreeFromHarvest recipes.  My contribution comes straight from our plot to your plate and makes stunning yet simple edible gifts for family & friends.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Courgette Cake

Vegan Chocolate Chip Courgette Cake

This light and fluffy Chocolate Chip Courgette Cake filled with a decadent (& soyfree) chocolate coconut cream is sure to impress even the toughest of critics!  The pretty flecks of green in the sponge and combination of flavours, make this a very tasty way to use up a courgette glut!

Peachicks @No17 Allotment Diaries: Top Tips for Growing & Eating Lettuce

Peachicks @No17 Allotment Diaries: Top Tips for Growing & Eating Lettuce

Lettuce.  When I was a kid it came in 2 kinds – the crunchy one (iceberg) or that weird papery one!  Today you don’t have to go to any special shops to find all sorts of different varieties at lots of different prices!  There is absolutely no need to pay these hefty prices, lettuce is ridiculously easy to grow.  All it needs is a bit of soil, some water and protection from slugs.  It will even grow in the shade and underneath or in between other crops!  We have absolutely loads of it at No17, our little allotment so here are our Top Tips for Growing & Eating Lettuce!

Seasonal Recipes: Asparagus & Pea Spring Salad with Vegan Cheesy Toasts

Seasonal Recipes: Asparagus & Pea Spring Salad with Vegan Cheesy Toasts

Asparagus & Pea Spring Salad with Vegan Cheesy Toasts, an elegant lunch or easy to prepare starter for any occasion! Delicate Asparagus spears, fresh peas and crisp red onion are treated to a light drizzle of oil before being piled high on a slice of crunchy vegan cheesy toast! Delicious and all ready in the time it takes to make a slice of cheese on toast!

Peachicks @No17 Allotment Diaries : Top Tips for Growing & Cooking Asparagus

Peachicks @No17 Allotment Diaries : Top Tips for Growing & Cooking Asparagus

Asparagus is undoubtedly the Best of British Seasonal Veg. We’ve rounded up our Top Tips for Growing & Cooking Asparagus, based on our experiences of having a productive bed up at No17.  Check out our ultimate collection of free from Asparagus recipes from The Peachicks’ Bakery and a little help from our Foodie Friends. Options for every dietary need including dairy free, egg free, vegan & Gluten Free too!

The Peachicks @No17 Allotment Diaries #2 – You Chose a Plot.. Now What?

The Peachicks @No17 Allotment Diaries #2 – You Chose a Plot.. Now What?

The Peachicks have been hard at work at No17 transforming it from a patch of weeds to a productive plot. In this post, Allotment Diaries #2 – You Chose a Plot… Now What? I’ll take you through our first couple of visits to our very own allotment and all the work we had to do before we could even consider what veggies to plant!