October is the start of autumn and the start of the winter squashes. Butternut squash and pumpkin are the most popular but there are a whole lot more squashes out there. They are all perfect for roasting or stuffing or adding to soups. Remember Pumpkins are not just for Halloween but are a delicious, versatile and healthy vegetable.
From foraging to storing to eating, September for us is all about the blackberries!Continue reading
When you think of seasonal eating in August, it can be a surprise to learn that Red Cabbage comes into season this month. On the other hand, some of you might be sick of Courgettes by now, and even having them being pushed on you by family, friends or neighbours!
We’re here to give you tips and tricks on getting the most out of seasonal eating, and August is really the time to get your teeth into summer salads!Continue reading
If you are wanting to start eating more seasonally then summer berries are the best fruit to get started on, and July is a great month to do it. We have strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, whitecurrants and gooseberries all in season this month!Continue reading
Asparagus is one of our favourite UK seasonal vegetables and we greet the first local spears in the grocer’s shops with joy each May. We love to eat as much as we can until mid-June when it disappears from our shelves.
Hooray it’s Wild Garlic time again
This is the first wild spring green I felt confident about picking. I now pick a much bigger range of wild greens including nettles, sorrel and ground elder. Wild garlic ( also known as Ransoms) still remains my favourite. It’s easy to spot with its broad green leaves and garlicky smell and is found in shady damp spots. You mainly eat the leaves but the white star-like flowers are edible too and are nice sprinkled on a salad. You can also pickle the unopened flower buds and use like capers.Continue reading
What can we do to be climate-friendly when we are growing our own food?
It’s really important to us to look after the planet’s resources whilst growing food so this question is really important to us. We thought about it as part of our Growing Friendship Project. Together with Lemon Balm CIC we’ve created this charter to outline what we believe are important points to consider when growing your own food:
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Christmas is around the corner and party season is almost upon us. How are you feeling about work parties? Did you enjoy an online celebration last year and want to do it again or are you dying to have fun with your teammates in person this year?
We can help bring the Christmas Party to you with one of our interactive Foodie sessions. You get creative with seasonal goodies, have fun together and get party snacks too!
We designed our Christmas Cocktail and Canapé sessions last year for teams to celebrate together online. They were a great success so this year we’d like to offer them in person or online.
We can come to your venue and lead you in a fun session making canapés and cocktails ( or mocktails) or you can book an online session and have festive fun together without leaving your own home.
“It was lovely festive fun. The canapés were absolutely delicious and they’d chosen the cocktails to match the tastes. It was easy to follow along, even though we were online in our own homes. Thank you very much for a great evening”Claire, Get Out More Dec 2020
All our recipes are designed by us using local, seasonal produce, which is easy to get hold of. We can even supply you with our own homemade cordials, using locally picked, wild ingredients.
As a social enterprise, we are passionate about enabling people to eat more sustainably for their well being and the wellbeing of the planet. We are also committed to improving the physical and mental well-being of those we work with. And what helps you feel great? Getting together with friends over lovely food and drink.
Any money you spend with us goes back to our social purpose of enabling everyone to enjoy seasonal, sustainable food no matter what their background.
We also work with another wonderful social enterprise Shared Harmonies who can facilitate a fun Christmas sing-along session to keep you in the party mood. We’re calling this full Cocktail, Canape and Sing-along our Seasons Harmony party.
Prices start from £290 per team.
Please contact us now to discuss how we can help you celebrate and be merry.
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Seasonal Kombucha Reipe
- 1 litre boiling water
- 80-100 grams sugar
- 4 tea bags
- Scoby (from a friend, or available online)
- Scoby starter liquid
- Fruit for flavouring e.g. raspberries, apples, fresh ginger
Large glass jar (1.5 litres or larger)
Muslin cloth (or other, very clean cloth)
Screw-top or swing-top bottles
- Before you start, wash everything thoroughly in hot, soapy water – we only want the good bacteria!
- Make a big cup of tea in the bowl with the water, tea bags and sugar. Stir and leave to cool
- Remove the tea bags and pour the tea into a large jar
- Add the Scoby and its liquid – it might float, sink, or something in between – it doesn’t matter
- Label the jar with the date and leave for 7-10 days to ferment – it should be slightly fizzy and sour – taste it each day with a clean plastic spoon (not metal) until you like the taste
- You can drink it straight away but it’s better with flavour. In autumn we like to add apple and ginger or autumn raspberries – you will need about 1 tablespoon of fruit per 500ml bottle. Cut fruit into raw chunks, or cook into a puree.
- Sliced fresh ginger also goes nicely with autumnal apple
- Remove the Scoby. You can use it again but remember to reserve a couple of tablespoons of the liquid to act as a new “starter”
- Funnel the liquid into 2 bottles. Add your fruit and seal.
- This ‘second fermentation’ takes 2-4 days depending on the temperature – unscrew the lid every day to stop too much gas building up. It should be nicely fizzy and ready to drink.
- You can keep the kombucha in the fridge for a couple of months – but you will want to drink it before then!
We get through plenty of garlic in our cooking here at Season Well.
That’s why we like to grow our own supply, as well as foraging fresh wild garlic when it’s in season. Now, in late Autumn and early winter is the time to be planting your garlic for a crop next summer.
Garlic is easy and cheap to grow, and you don’t even need a garden as it can grow in pots. You just have to be patient as it’s a slow grower!Continue reading
It’s the week for Christmas work parties. They have had to go online this year with many people choosing quizzes and activities to do together via Zoom.
If you are a lone worker or entrepreneur, a sessional worker or a tiny team then you may not have a Virtual Christmas Work Party to go to. No need to feel left out you can join our party. We’re doing a special party on Friday 18th December just for people like us who are a tiny team. Come for Cocktail and canapes making with us and a good old-fashioned sing-along with Shared Harmonies. Get your ticket today for less than the price of a take-away curry and kick off the festive season in style. https://bit.ly/SeasonsHarmony
Must be booked by Thursday 17th so we can send you our recipes
Party season is looking very different this year. Many of us are facing a Christmas of being separated from our loved ones. After months of working from home it’s difficult for us to connect and celebrate with people we are used to seeing every day, whether that be family, friends or colleagues. We are here to help you celebrate in a fun way together online.
We can help bring the Christmas Party to you with one of our interactive online sessions. You get creative with seasonal goodies, have fun together and get party snacks too!
Here at Season Well we have done lots over the months to help keep people entertained, inspired and active at home. We have shared recipes, run cook-along tutorials and given food growing and foraging tips on our Facebook and Youtube pages. We’ve shared recipe and ingredient inspiration through our Instagram posts. We have run virtual cooking tutorials for families through our Healthy Holiday programme with Lemon Balm CIC and Leeds Community Foundation. We’ve been a guest cook in the Great British Food Festival Zoom Cook Alongs, run cook alongs for groups and facilitated a Zoom Cocktail and Canape Celebration session for graduates from the School for Social Entrepreneurs.
Now we’d like to help you celebrate through Christmas Party Season. Just because you can’t get to a bar or restaurant with your teammates, this doesn’t have to stop you getting together and having fun. You can meet up and have festive fun together without leaving your own home. If you can’t get to a party we help a party come to you. We have some fabulous mocktail ( or cocktail) and canape sessions planned. We will get you all making your own party snacks and drinks to get your Zoom party started in style. All our recipes are designed using local, seasonal produce which is easy to get hold of. We can even supply you with our own homemade cordials, using locally picked, wild ingredients.
As a social enterprise, we are passionate about enabling people to eat more sustainably for their well being and the wellbeing of the planet. We are also committed to improving the physical and mental wellbeing of those we work with. And what helps you feel great? Getting together with friends over lovely food and drink. Any money you spend with us goes back to our social purpose of enabling everyone to enjoy seasonal, sustainable food no matter what their background.
We also work with another wonderful social enterprise Shared Harmonies who can facilitate a fun Christmas sing-along session to keep you in the party mood.
We’ve just finished our first week of the Food and Fun Healthy Holidays Activities at Meanwood Community Centre. We are working with Lemon Balm and the project is funded by Leeds Community Foundation
We’re giving out free recipe kits and craft activities for children to do at home. We’re also videoing our cooking sessions so families can cook along at home.
Here’s our recipe from today: Guacamole and Flatbreadwith Veggie Sticks.
We know avocados aren’t local or very sustainable as they require a lot of water to grow in hot countries like Mexico, Peru or in California. They are also flown in to the UK which makes their carbon footprint very high.
However, we are getting our food from Fare Share and Food Revival who save surplus food from going to waste. In our view, it’s better to eat the avocados rather than let them go to waste. If you do like guacamole then maybe just limit yourselves to avocados as a treat rather than having them every day.
The chives we used came from our gardens so no carbon footprint there!
Happy cooking and happy eating! Do get in touch if you would like to get our recipe kits over the summer holidays.