Easter weekend

Our Easter weekend started out, well kind of Easter-y... However, over the Easter weekend, we had found out about an upcoming sale on Easter Monday for store cattle (those that are sold on to a buyer for fattening up/finishing and selling on for meat). We had been thinking about moving our yearlings on for a few... Continue Reading →

What does organic mean for you?

I must have spent an inordinate amount of time in supermarkets in recent years debating the merits of organic versus non-organic products. However, when eating out it hasn’t been something I have considered at all. Until now... Organic served here We recently attended an event held by the soil association about the 'organic served here'... Continue Reading →

3 ways with Rhubarb

This unusual vegetable, which is commonly thought of as a fruit, is one of the first beauties to emerge in the Spring garden. The early or forced shoots are tender and sweet and are a delightful pale pink colour. There are many uses for it. Rhubarb and ricotta bread and butter pudding * Serves: 8... Continue Reading →

Nutrient rich nettles

Cooking with nettles is not something new, and I have heard about it frequently over the years. However, I’ve never tried them before. In part, because I’ve been unsure how and when to harvest these little stingers, and, since having kids, have made every attempt to steer everyone well clear of them. But…nothing ventured, nothing... Continue Reading →

A week of highs and lows

In a week when we breathed a sigh of relief that the snow had passed we have had a tumultuous time on the farm. We lost a sheep, and although the exact cause is unknown, it seems as though the test of the recent weather has taken its toll on our wee flock. A combination... Continue Reading →

Chewy granola bars

*preparation time: 15mins *cooking time: 30mins *makes 20 small bars Ingredients 160g oats 95g light brown sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp cinnamon 320g made up of almonds, dried apricots, raisins, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, linseed, chocolate chips...really whatever you like 60g your choice of nut butter 6 tbsps/90ml melted butter/coconut oil 60ml honey 15ml... Continue Reading →

Lochaber’s second spring

Underfoot green shoots are emerging from their winter hiding places, bringing with them the promise of what’s to come with the arrival of Spring. With a little encouragement, often in the form of a bucket or large garden pot, pleasing pale pink stems of rhubarb can be drawn to the surface a little earlier than... Continue Reading →

A taste of Spring

By the end of January I am desperately yearning for a taste of spring. Normally, my go to food choice is Lemon curd. It’s enticing daffodil-like hue, comforting creaminess and sharp refreshing zing is just the ticket. Last year I discovered a recipe for passionfruit curd, which had a delightful exotic taste. However, with my... Continue Reading →

Creating a new family tradition

Whilst Christmas is a really special time, there is something equally special about the days that follow Christmas, a time to eat leftovers, catch up with friends, take walks in the cold, and re-set yourself for the year ahead. In a book I read recently on hygge, the Danish art of happiness, a 90 year... Continue Reading →

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