Cooking & Living

Beetroot and pomegranate
09 Feb 2021
  Seeing as a fancy Valentine’s Day restaurant dinner is out of the question this year, we get to choose between ordering a takeaway or cooking up our own feast. In this post, we’ve collected some fun vegetarian and vegan Valentine’s Day recipe ideas you can make with things that are...
Vegetable Cake
08 Feb 2021
If you're eating seasonally and supporting local farmers, you may notice that winter produce in the UK can depend quite heavily on root veg and brassicas. Every week we provide recommendations for recipes for our produce, but rarely include desserts. So, we've collated some delicious recipes for...
Veganuary
15 Jan 2021
  We’re halfway through Veganuary, the annual opportunity for anyone vegan-curious to try out a plant-based diet in a supported way. While not all Crop Drop staff, volunteers and customers are vegan, Crop Drop is a plant-based business, with an obvious appeal to anyone following a plant-...
Preparing Brussels sprouts
22 Dec 2020
With the last-minute announcement of tier 4 restrictions in London, Christmas is going to look very different this year for many of us. But while we might not be able to have the Christmas we wanted, one thing we can still enjoy is the simple joy of preparing and eating some delicious festive food...
Seasonal Recipes To Enjoy This Autumn
16 Oct 2020
Autumn is traditionally a time of plenty for our farmers and a real treat for foodies. As the weather cools we’re looking forward to warming soups, hearty stews and terribly indulgent desserts. Over the next couple of months our organic veg bags will be filled with flavoursome orchard fruits such...
fresh produce kitchen
17 Aug 2020
Food waste has reached mammoth proportions in the UK, where households chuck around 6.6m tonnes of food, of which more than half is perfectly edible. At Crop Drop, we’ve partnered with the Felix Project to help tackle food waste at industry level. The Covid Meal project has been transforming...
Seasonal Veg
16 Apr 2020
Our routines have been turned upside down in recent weeks and see many of us finding solace in food. Not everyone though. Incomprehensible to many, some see food as just a fuel and not something to get particularly excited about. Whatever your relationship is with food it can be difficult to...
moroccan blood orange salad recipe
12 Jan 2018
It's true that winter veg is very rooty - but that doesn't mean it's all hearty stews and soups. You can make light, refreshing and filling salads by pairing roast roots with winter fruits. The aromatic parsnip, the floral celeriac, the sturdy carrot can be lifted with the zing of orange or little...
food banquet crop drop
12 Jan 2018
Michael Pollan's famous advice for a good diet; Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly Plants. is so basic it can seem a bit patronizing but what if it could be that simple? At Crop Drop, almost all of us, staff and volunteers, were on some kind of diet last week – hormone cleanse, sugar-free,...
pink fir apples
18 Oct 2017
We get an ever changing variety of potatoes from our farmers and usually these are lesser-known potatoes that are not very widely grown on a commercial scale. This week Crop Droppers will be getting a speciality potato called pink fir apples. Pink fir apples are a heritage potato - they're...

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