A few weeks ago I visited Queens Road Allotments – a fascinating corner of Clarendon Park that you can find out more about in this article. As part of the Allotments’ open day and produce sale a whole host of freshly grown goodies were on offer and I went home with a bumper crop of seasonal produce.
I had been asked to write a guest blog for E and B, who write the fabulous Make Do and Spend blog this week, and I was keen to write up a seasonal recipe using my locally-grown crop. My recipes for blackberry lemonade and plum, apple and courgette cake have now been published so do take a look when you have a moment.
In another very welcome guest blogging opportunity I have written up an equally tasty and seasonal recipe for Eat Midlands. This brilliant online resource brings together restaurant reviews, foodie news and culinary events from all across the East Midlands. I’m feeling particularly honoured because I’ve been entrusted with the website’s inaugural recipe listing.
If you’re stuck for something to cook this evening take a look at my wonderfully simple recipe for honey and mustard glazed pork chops with butternut squash. I bought all of the main ingredients locally. The delicious chops were from Archers, the veg from Peasgood, and the honey, which I picked up from Green and Pleasant, was made by Clarendon Park’s very own bees!
To round things off, I highly recommend you wash this flavoursome dish down with a bottle of Black Fox cider from The Offie – cheers!