Tuscan Recipes

We’ve added a couple of new Tuscan Potager to Plate recipe cards for you this year. One features the Minestrone Soup recipe below and another for “Frittata”.

Both recipes feature seasonal vegetables and are useful, quick and tasty standbys in our culinary repertoires.

Recipe: Italian Minestrone Soup

1 onion (thinly sliced)
2 carrots (cubed)
2 celery sticks (cubed)
2 chopped garlic cloves
2 tbsps Olive oil
1 diced potato
1 cubed courgette
100g green beans chopped
100g chopped tomatoes
Juice from 1 lemon
1 litre good vegetable stock
75g ministrone pasta
Fresh basil leaves


Heat olive oil in a large pan on a low heat.
Add chopped onion, carrots, celery and garlic and cook for 10 mins.

Now add the diced potato, courgette, green beans and tomatoes, season with black pepper and lemon juice and cook for a couple of mins.

Add 1l of veg stock and simmer for @ 20 mins.

Finally add your minstrone pasta and a handful of fresh, torn basil leaves and simmer until the pasta is “al dente”. Enjoy with crusty bread, oil/vinegar and grated parmesan cheese.


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Nothing says "Christmas" like a real tree

Fresh Christmas Trees now available.

As usual we are offering a range of fragrant, no "needle-drop"  types and sizes to suit every home and budget. We will also have Christmas trees in pots which you can keep outdoors after Christmas.

Nordmann Fir - Classic, deep green, quite wide with good cone shape

Lodgepole Pine - Bushier with open branches and long needles - fragrant

Noble Fir - Upright with an attractive "bluish / green" hue

Fraser Fir - A tight, narrow shape and lovely dark green colouring

Norway Spruce - the original classic Christmas tree and great value. Keep in a cool position to lessen needle-drop.

Don't forget we have a spectacular selection of quality decorations, lights and gifts for the perfect Christmas.