Cream of the crop goes in cookbook

Chrystal Frost and members of the Britannia Allotments, Sowerby Bridge withn their cookbook Creative Cooking for Calderdale.
Chrystal Frost and members of the Britannia Allotments, Sowerby Bridge withn their cookbook Creative Cooking for Calderdale.
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A GROUP of allotment holders have teamed up to produce a recipe book.

Users of Britannia Allotments at Sowerby Bridge have spent a year preparing and practising their recipes and now their compilation of food ideas is on sale.

The site was privately owned by the local mill for over 180 years, with successive owners.

Employees were encouraged to cultivate the site to maintain a healthy lifestyle, provide exercise and fresh produce.

Growing

The last of the mill owners, Cableform, have now gone but local people have been left to continue growing there.

Their book will raise money for the upkeep of the site and give other growers u inspiration to use their produce.

Compiler Chrystal Frost said: “The costs of keeping the site in good repair have dramatically increased, which has become problematic as the allotmenteers get no financial support from either the new owners or the council.”

They have produced a booklet of 21 tasty treats which will be on sale at local farm shops and grocers.

All the ideas have been checked by three testers.

Dog biscuits

Recipes include beetroot brownies, kale, olive and cheese flan and marrow provencale.

Chrystal said: “This booklet contains 21 easy recipes that have been rigourously tested by cooks of varying abilities and which utilise seasonal, local produce – there’s even a recipe for dog biscuits.

“It provides new ways to use everyday produce that is cheap and flavoursome when it’s in season and won’t require you to search around for those exotic additions that celeb chefs think are crucial.

“So for just £2 a copy it will make a great gift.

The book will on sale at P&A Produce, in Sowerby Bridge market.

You could also buy a copy at the 69th Sowerby Bridge Horticultural Show at St Paul’s Church hall a week tomorrow.