Sourdough classes make the headlines

Many thanks to the Courier for paying us a recent visit and taking part in a sourdough baking class. The article appeared in the 28th December issue of the courier. Also in this issue of the Courier, our monthly blog entry talked about preserved lemons. See the recipes section of the website for full entry.

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Being an off grid farm has been one of the biggest challenges we have had to work with so far. However, over the last few weeks I have come to realise that it has been an advantage. Had we had a grid connection, we would probably have shelved any ideas of renewable energy for sometime... Continue Reading →

Dukkah

Often, but particularly during weather like the storm that battered us last week, I find myself day dreaming about time I spent in Australia back in 2005. One of the things I loved about Australia was the truly fantastic food on offer - particularly so in Melbourne, which was my favourite city. One of my... Continue Reading →

December 2018 – Sourdough bakery open

The thick clay soil of the farm, which had dried out over the summer, is returning to it’s more familiar claggy consistency. Well worn cattle tracks are emerging across the fields - it won’t be long before the farmyard regains the regular bellowing of hungry cattle. We have recently opened a small sourdough bakery at... Continue Reading →

September – a month of transition

For me, September is a month of transition, I feel an urge to desperately cling on to the remains of summer, but am also looking forward to Autumn’s harvest which promises to be extra abundant this year - the wild bounty of autumn berries and fruits have been much enhanced by the hot summer and... Continue Reading →

Fresh Raspberry Jelly recipe

Ingredients: Flavourless oil, such as groundnut, for greasing jelly mould 5/6 Gelatin leaves (depending on size, you need enough for 600ml if liquid) 500g Fresh Raspberries (or whatever you want to use) 140g of caster sugar juice 1 lemon Whole berries and mint leaves for garnishing ice cream or cream for serving Method: Lightly grease... Continue Reading →

A piece of family history put to use

My mum keeps everything... I often tease her about it, but a couple of years ago she unearthed a vintage jelly mould that had belonged to her grandmother. It is beautifully old fashioned, like something you would expect to see in an illustration from Bramley hedge. This beautiful piece of family history inspired me to... Continue Reading →

Homemade lemonade

Ingredients: 2 1/2 lemons 50g caster sugar 350ml water (still or sparkling) Cucumber slices, mint leaves and strawberries for garnishing Method: Cut one of the lemons into chunks and pop into a blender, add in the juice of the remaining 1 1/2 lemons, the sugar and 100m of still water. Blend well, until the lemon... Continue Reading →

Summery refreshments

Thankfully the beast from the east is a distant memory, but we have been enjoying at least one silver lining it left behind. The colder than average March meant that this year’s spring blossom has been condensed over a shorter time span - but has bloomed in absolutely amazing glory. The plum and crab apple... Continue Reading →

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