Confit of Garlic a la the Food Mixer recipe from the Hill Station

I’d like to share with you that I made the Confit of Garlic from the recipe in the Food Mixer in an attempt to inspire more of you to give it a go too! As guest editor of this edition, I thought I should at least give it a go myself. Although a little time consuming it was very easy.

The peeling of 20 garlic heads took me a while (I did twice the quantities), and then all I did was put it in the oven with lots of olive oil,  slow roasted tomatoes, fresh thyme, rosemary, sage and black pepper corns. I have to leave it to sit for at least a week now, but if it tastes as good as it smelled I’m in for a treat. Thanks to the Hill Station for sharing the recipe!



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Food Mixer now available!

Bold Vision is proud to announce the arrival of Mixer number 3 – this time it’s the Food Mixer.

Inspired by the launch of the Grow Wild project based in and around News Cross and Telegraph Hill this edition collects together contributions from artists, writers, chefs and cultivators all connected by the area’s market garden history. Every copy includes free litmus paper for finding out what kind of soil you have (post results here), and a voucher to exchange for a free clove of garlic to grow. You can pick up your copy from

  • Green Shoots, Besson Street, SE14 5SE;
  • Hill Station, Kitto Rd, SE14 5SG;
  • Telegraph Hill Centre office, Kitto Rd, SE14 5TY;
  • Common Growth garden, Sandbourne Rd SE4 2NS and
  • New Cross Learning, New Cross Rd, SE14 6AS
  • Generations Playclub (1 o’clock club), Telegraph Hill Park
  • New Cross Health Centre, Goodwood Rd
  • Charity Shop NX Rd
  • Hair & Beauty Studio, NX Rd
  • Cafe Crema, NX Rd
  • Allotment Shop NX Rd
  • Madison Express NX Rd
  • Goldsmiths Student Union
  • Goldsmiths main building
  • Goldsmiths new building
  • The Waldron Centre, Stanley St
  • The London Particular cafe, NX Rd

Or look out for the Food Mixer in local coffee shops and other outlets. If you would like a copy but aren’t able to visit to pick one up, let us know at or phone 07812 638301 and we will try to get one to you. Happy reading, planting, growing and eating!

Mixer meeting 30 Nov 7pm

We’re looking for people  to contribute to writing, interviews, poems or illustrations for a new voluntary community publication.

The Mixer is new. It is all about working together.  It will be put together by a variety of people in as many different styles as they like. Could you be one of The Mixer’s guest editors and work with an editorial team to create an issue? There can be as much, or as little, practical help as you want. The Mixer is for anyone who wants to use the opportunity to create something new, something specifically made as a response to Mixing it up: interview with a neighbour, serious jokes, small fry, local or historical insights, drawing invisible boundaries, re-mapping the hill, etcetera. 

The Mixer’s emphasis will be on interaction and collaboration, helping people to surprise themselves  as much as everybody else.  It will open windows and doors, which are now closed. It will take their hill to your doorstep and back. There will be space for news about things happening, especially events that encourage everyone to have a go. 

There will be an open meeting for anyone who would like to get involved or contribute to the Mixer in any way on Wednesday, 30 November at 7.30 at the Hill Station, Kitto Rd, SE14 5TY. If you would like to guest edit, bring your proposal for format and theme or content and let’s see what happens from there.

Have you a story to be told in prose, verse, fiction or reportage? Tell it! Or an image in line, paint, digital or film? Show it! The more voices that are heard and points of view aired, the better.  Or send in your contact details and proposal to Susan Edwards at