Vegetarian food for 30 at The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay

I have just come back from cooking at one of my favourite places in the world, The Abbey in Sutton Courtenay. I was cooking for a group doing a mindfulness retreat led by Alistair Appleton. One of the meals was eaten in silence, quite a strange experience for the cook! I picked these fruit and vegetables from the glorious walled kitchen garden.

Vegetables at The Abbey

Menus below with links where I have put recipes onto the blog.

Saturday Lunch for 30
Red onion tart – this Nigella Lawson recipe
Buttterbeans with herb pesto and cherry tomatoes
Green salad

Saturday Supper for 30
Round yellow courgetttesCourgettes from the garden – yellow, round ones, stuffed with couscous and ginger, peas, goats cheese and herbs and baked in the oven.
A kind of Ratatouille – onions and tomatoes roasted with turmeric, and green beans
Grated carrots and Mustard seeds – this Madhur Jaffrey recipe
Raspberry Cake
Stewed Blackberries and Apple
Lemon ‘syllabub’ – this Nigel Slater recipe

Sunday lunch
Flatbreads stuffed with (leftover) grated carrot
Apple and pear cake
Chickpea and chard stew – see the cauldron below – which grew outĀ of this River Cafe recipe

Chickpea and chard stew

Chickpea and chard stew

Squash and tahini dip with leaves and radishes from the garden – photo below

Squash and tahini dip

Squash and tahini dip