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Courgette, Pistachio and Lime Cake Recipe

As seen in the Wild Strawberry Café, one of our favourite cakes which just so happens to be vegan too! Makes 1 x 8 inch cake  Ingredients:  140g shelled pistachios (not salted) 360g courgettes 3 limes, zested 3 tbsp ground flaxseed & 7.5 tbsp water OR 3 large eggs 110ml Chiltern Rapeseed oil OR vegetable […]

Rectory Farm Rhubarb and English Strawberry Tart

There’s a few processes here but none are too difficult and it’s well worth the effort! Now is the ideal time for it when British rhubarb and strawberry season overlap. When out of season you can use one or the other or whichever fruit you fancy.   Pastry 250g plain white flour/spelt flour (spelt is […]

Seasonal Recipe: Bubble & Squeak Croquettes

This is a great dinner idea to not only use up left over vegetables from the Sunday roast, but also to incorporate some great British produce currently on offer. This recipe makes 16 croquettes and has been adapted from the BBC Good Food website. As always, you will find all the ingredients you need in […]

Rainbow chard gratin recipe

Rainbow chard gratin Serves 4-6 The depths of February see even the most industrious of cooks, sadly eyeing up a parsnip desperately trying to think of a new incarnation, whilst they await the first of the Spring produce. Well luckily there is a little colour in the Farm Shop on these dark days, lovely fresh […]

Seasonal Recipe: Spicy Root Veg & Lentil Casserole

With storm season upon us there’s nothing better than hunkering down and enjoying a warming Winter dinner. This recipe is exactly that, and also takes advantage of the British root vegetables currently in season. This recipe serves 4 and is ideal for vegetarians (and vegans too if you use a dairy-free yoghurt alternative). All the […]

Seasonal Recipe: Bramley Apple & Kohl Rabi Gratin

Whilst English apples are still available, this is a great dish to serve alongside a fillet of white fish and a green salad, for a healthy Winter dinner. Our Bramley apples are currently from Kent and are sold at £1.99 per kilo. Serves 4. Ingredients: 500g local white potatoes 1 head of kohl rabi 500ml […]

Seasonal Recipe: Cauliflower Fritter Recipe

This recipe is bang on season, using Hodmedod’s yellow pea flour which works much as gram (chickpea) flour does in Indian cuisine for a lovely golden, crisp finish. This is quick and easy to prepare and is naturally vegan and gluten free so ticks all the boxes. If you don’t fancy the washing up, then […]

Seasonal Recipe: Damson Gin

With our plum trees heavily laden with Damson plums at the moment, and not being a jam-maker myself, I thought I’d take the opportunity to brew up some Damson gin! I used the BBC Good Food recipe but adapted it slightly… 1) Pick 500g fresh Damsons (from our trees on the farm of course!) wash […]

Seasonal Recipe: Peterley Rhubarb, Pear & Hazelnut Crumble

With our homegrown rhubarb in abundance yet the weather still not completely settled, this recipe is a twist on a classic to make a delicious and warming dessert. The original recipe is taken from the BBC Good Food website but has been adapted by ourselves. Ingredients: 25g butter 3 conference pears, cored and halved 500g […]

Seasonal Recipe: British Asparagus, Watercress & Cherry Tomato Risotto

With temperatures set to reach 20 degrees this Easter weekend (really?!) it certainly feels as if Summer is here at long last. With the change in temperature comes a wealth of British produce, the first being delicious asparagus. This recipe is taken from The Countryfile Magazine and is perfect for a light mid-week dinner utilising the […]

We are a family-run farm set in the heart of the Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire.



We are a family-run farm set in the heart of the Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire.