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Strawberry, goats cheese and quinoa salad

Strawberry, goats cheese and quinoa salad

The River Cafe’s suggestion of eating strawberries with balsamic was the first time I’d considered strawberries as anything but a dessert-only affair. Once you overcome the initial shock, it opens up a lot of culinary doors – and many a salad recipe. After all, tomatoes are a fruit, so why not add strawberries to your […]

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Redcurrant and strawberry cheesecake tart

Redcurrant and strawberry cheesecake tart

This is a great dinner party dessert – so easy to make but looks and tastes great! The pastry rolls out beautifully, not something I usually find with such a short pastry. You can omit the cream from the cream cheese mix, it spread perfectly well without it. Serves 6. Preparation time 1 hour, cooking time 15-20 minutes. […]

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Strawberries and cream

Wimbledon special: 10% off PYO strawberries for friends

NO LONGER VALID ‘Like’ this website and we’ll say thank you with 10% off pick your own strawberries on your next visit to the farm. Facebook users can hit the blue ‘Like’ icon on the top right of any page on this website, then either print the page off or show it to us on […]

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Orange shortbread with strawberries

Orange shortbread with sauce melba and strawberries

Combining the raspberry sauce and fresh fruit with the shortbread makes for a delectable summer treat. Thanks to the Cookery Workshop for another great summer recipe. Serves 8 Preheat oven to 160 C. Grease a 23cm loose-bottomed tin with butter and set aside. Put the flour, semolina and orange zest in a bowl and add the […]

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A slice of rhubarb and strawberry pie

Rhubarb and strawberry pie

The sweet strawberries offset the tart rhubarb in this simple recipe, giving a truly delicious summer pie. If your strawberries are particularly sweet, or if you want a sharper pie, add some extra strawberries and reduce the sugar by half. It works just as well with lemon rind as orange. I served it only just […]

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Broad bean blossom

The month of May

The month of May on the farm is a busy time: the crops are growing like crazy, getting ready for their time in the sun. It’s also the month before we open for pick your own, so we’re busy dusting down the scales and mowing the pathways. The strawberries go from blossom to green fruit […]

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Strawberries and balsamic vinegar

Balsamic vinegar is a surprisingly good partner for strawberries! Dip a strawberry into a shallow bowl of straight balsamic vinegar, or use balsamic in a Strawberry Granita, as suggested by the River Cafe writers. The article also includes a delicious  recipe for raspberries with ricotta. Ensure you use a thick, traditional dipping balsamic to enhance the experience.

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Homemade raspberry jam

Homemade jam

There is nothing to beat homemade jam! It wins hands down on flavour, texture, and scoring brownie points with friends and family. You can avoid the traditional preserving pan if you have a large saucepan. The pan needs to be large enough to contain the rising liquid when it comes to a ‘rolling boil’. Jam […]

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