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  • Seasonal recipe No 11 – Squash (or pumpkin) and apple curry

    Posted on September 11th, 2009 charlotte 2 comments

    This week’s seasonal recipe comes from 14-year-old Jenny Simmons, our Duke of Edinburgh’s award volunteer.  She often cooks it for her family.  It can be found in Joy May’s Vegetarian nosh 4 students. 

    Preparation time: 15 minutes
    apples-Lord-Hindlipp 10-09-09 croppedCooking time: about 25 minutes

    1 tablespoon oil
    1 onion, chopped
    1 butternut squash – diced
    4 large potatoes – diced
    2 eating apples, cored and chopped into chunks
    1 dessertspoon curry paste
    2 mugs water
    1 vegetable stock cube
    2 tbsp raisins

    Naan bread, rice and yogurt to serve

    1. Fry onion, squash and potatoes in the oil for 5 mins until they begin to brown.

    2. Add the apple, water, stock cube, raisins and curry paste. Bring to the boil. Turn down the heat, put the lid on the pan and simmer for 15 – 20 mins until veg are cooked.

    Jenny says:

    “This is double the quantities in the cookbook.   We like to give it a bit of a mush at the end till we get the texture we like.”   

    Amounts may have to be adjusted depending on the size of the squash or pumpkin!

    Click here to see all the recipes that Camel CSA members have recommended so far.

  • Young volunteers make local food work

    Posted on August 30th, 2009 charlotte No comments

    More and more young people are getting involved in Camel Community Supported Agriculture’s pioneering efforts to promote local food.

    duke-of-edinburgh-camel csa 30-08-09 Fourteen-year-old Jenny Simmons, who’s at Wadebridge School, has chosen Camel CSA as the volunteering activity for her Duke of Edinburgh’s bronze award programme.

    This gives young people the opportunity to become involved in a project that they really care about.

    This week Jenny helped prepare the onions for the boxes.  She worked alongside packing supremo Trish and fellow picking and packing team members Cath, Charlotte, Mark M, Mike H, Penny, Robert and Steve.


    The volunteer growers have at long last completed the marathon task of removing the black plastic mulch from the overgrown strawberry beds. 

    camel-csa 30-08-09They also weeded the beetroot and removed the vicious thistles growing among the Brussels sprouts.   Mark N strimmed the overgrown edges.

    Once all the plastic had been dug up and removed, Jeremy got out the tractor and cut back all the surface weeds. 

    Now he can go ahead and plough the ground in preparation for sowing a crop of green manure.

     This Sunday’s team comprised expert growers Jeremy and Mark N plus Cath, Charlotte, Danny, Mark M and Mike H. 

    We need you!

    A big turnout is requested next Sunday when we’ll peel back the protective fleece and assess the damage to the 1500 brassica plants that were planted out last month. 

    These are the plants donated by our newest sponsors, Fentongollan Farm at Tresillian.

    We must weed the 20 long rows of red cabbage, green cabbage (two varieties), cauliflower, purple sprouting broccoli and kale (both red and green).

    So please make an extra special effort to turn up.  We need all the help we can get!