Dreaming of a Greener Christmas?

Celebrate the festive season with some great foods and green “gift” ideas that don’t trash the planet. From great tasting plant based food to skillshares, swaps and wrapping all in a friendly informal sit, chat and relax atmosphere. Talk to our experts and trade tips whilst sampling a range of freshly made or off-the shelf foods. Whatever your diet, there will be something seasonal, tasty, hRead More…

Autumn Garden Update – There’s still delicious food to be had and lots to help with!

This post is written by Seth Nolan-McDonough, a first year studying Psychology, Social Anthropology, and Ancient History. Seth has been a keen garden volunteer, spoiling us with different species of chilies, and helps with general Transition publicity.  As the days get shorter and the cold sets in, we unfortunately no longer have the delicious tomatoes, courgettes and other summer vegetables tRead More…

Eating the weeds

With all the recent activity in the gardens, there’s been a lot of preparation for the coming months – what we’re going to grow for our summer salads, autumn crops and for storing over the winter.  We can get a bit preoccupied with the never ending battle with the weeds, but at this time of year some of these weeds are the tastiest crops around!  Spring was traditionally known as the ‘hungryRead More…

Scrumptious smörgåsbords

The last few weeks has seen a smörgåsbord of cooking classes taking place. Jeff came back to teach us that low-carbon food need not be laborious and prepared ‘fast food in the kitchen’. His recipes are undoubtedly tastier and better for you than more conventional forms of fast food: if you want to find out exactly what goes into your food we recommend Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation or anyRead More…

Part Time Carnivore, a Reflection

I have been an official part time carnivore for a couple months now – an experience I didn’t think was going to have as much affect on my diet as I originally imagined. As of writing this post, I share St Andrews with 39 other part time carnivores (three of them being my flatmates) and I can proudly say that I have stuck to my own personal pledge since joining in November. I know a ‘pledgeRead More…

Weird but wonderful

On Monday afternoon we were joined by the famous Fife Diet to learn how to cook exciting (some might say ‘weird’) vegetables! Mike and Lisa cooked us some deliciously simple celeriac soup and a selection of root vegetable salads. They were completely scrumptious and almost entirely locally sourced.  Recipes can be found here. They also regaled us with some of the exciting work being done Read More…

Coriander & Caster Sugar

  Jeff cooked Braised Butternut Squash with Tuna and Coriander, followed by some indulgent but delectable French Toast with Caramel Sauce. You can find these recipes here. Some of Jeff’s top tips included: Eat seasonal local vegetables (bell peppers in February, in Scotland, do not taste half as good as the seasonal ones);  If you’re using butter, use salted butter; Cook caraRead More…

101 Ways to Chop an Onion

Easily prepared and with remarkably few ingredients, on Friday afternoon Nami taught us that good Asian food need not be complicated. In fact, barring the fresh vegetables (which are readily available in St Andrews) most students probably have the remaining ingredients lurking at the back of their cupboards.  Nami’s recipes for Fiery Soy Stir Fry and Vegetarian Soup can be found here. ThRead More…