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From the soil to the sun, everything above, below, and between us is connected. This is a core belief of all biodynamic growers, producers and practitioners across the UK and the rest of the world, including London-based restaurant, Farmacy, who have kindly shared a nutritious biodynamic recipe with us this October.
Farmacy has become renowned for its innovative, nutritionally curated and delicious organic dishes, as well as its exciting array of choice plant-based comfort foods. Labelled as the ‘friendly face’ of plant-based eating in London, Farmacy champions our belief that ‘food is medicine’ and supports local, organic & biodynamic farming. The ‘Farm’ in Farmacy is grounded in the Kent countryside. It’s a biodynamic Demeter certified plot of land, growing a wide range of vegetables, fruits and herbs, which they deliver weekly to their Notting Hill restaurant by electric van.
Their biodynamic farm is a space to grow and discover, with a dedicated team of biodynamic gardeners who work hard to challenge conventional food systems and make the link between the farm and plate as open as possible.
“To fully connect with the dynamism of the earth’s natural energy and rhythms, we grow things with as little interference as possible. That begins in the soil, the most important part of biodynamic growing. We think of the soil like the diaphragm of the earth: the place where the energy exchange happens. When the soil is biodynamically prepared, it gives whatever we grow in it taste, colour, and nutrients.
It’s the key to the essence of the fruit, vegetables and herbs we grow: whatever was in the soil will be absorbed into them. So we need it to be abundantly good. Biodynamic eating is about making a conscious decision to connect to the earth: to make better decisions that will impact how we eat, how we feel, and the footprint we leave behind after we have done so.”
Bursting with this biodynamic goodness, this delicious soup recipe from Farmacy is a restaurant classic that has a wonderful depth of taste and delivers fibre, healthy fats, protein and a range of vitamins in one delicious bowl of goodness. The watercress contains vitamin C, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach and more folate than bananas. You’ll love the process of working with each individual ingredient and understanding how each element works together to create a truly show-stopping soup. In the winter, serve the soup warm with a dash of olive oil. In the summer, serve it cold with a spoonful of Farmacy Cashew Yogurt from their Kitchen Cookbook.