Young growers’ food battle

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Young people in Methilhill have been donning their chefs hats and aprons for a special veg versus fruit cook off.

The youngsters, who are part of the Charlie’s Plot planting and growing project, organised the competition to research how their produce can be used in a healthy, creative, and tasty way whilst working within a set budget.

They worked in teams to research recipes, ingredients and costings, shopping for ingredients at Lidl supermarket before producing their culinary creations at Kennoway Youth Cafe.

Their recipes included fruity yogurt salad with fruit sundaes, carrot cake and ratatouille.

Shirley Faichney of Methilhill Community Children’s Initiative (MCCI), which oversee’s the running of the group said: “All of the recipes looked amazing and tasted fabulous.”

Charlie’s Plot will begin developing their growing space within the Methilhill community learning garden in April.

In preparation, the youngsters have already been growing seedlings ready for planting, and visiting members of the community to help them develop a dedicated growing space within their gardens.

MCCI is looking to develop vacant land near to Methilhill Primary School into a community use growing space, with work having already started.