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 →

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 →

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 →

Gorse, glorious gorse

We have just completed another phase of drainage work at Lochaberfarm which is an essential part of the upkeep of the land, and will, we hope, provide a more fertile and productive area of land with which to farm.  I wrote back in March last year a post about the wonder of drains - which I have come to... Continue Reading →

Gorse Flower ice cream recipe

Here's the full recipe for Gorse flower ice cream, as mentioned in Saturday 19th May 2018 edition of the Dundee Courier. Ingredients 2 cups of gorseflowers 300ml of whole milk 300ml double cream 6 egg yolks 150g caster sugar Method Gently heat the milk and cream together in a saucepan. When warm, add the gorse... Continue Reading →

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