Winter is here and it is time to start thinking about tending your fruit trees. Keeping up the water and protect your plants from nasty southerly winds. Frosts also might start to creep in. Cover your plants with plastic cloches or plastic sheets at night to protect them from … Read More . . .
Last week I shared with you my soft and fluffy gnocchi recipe. Here is what happened to my little pillows of potato goodness, I mixed them up with some of our veggies from the garden and some of our homegrown chicken in a butter sauce. Honestly this meal is 99% from our farm, just the flour Read More . . .
Keeping chickens for eggs is a great way to save money especially if you can go through a dozen or two a week. Chooks make great diggers, bug collectors and are great pets; so you need to keep your girls healthy and provide them with a balanced diet. Most of us don’t have the luxury Read More . . .
The last of our potatoes had been dug up from Huthwaite Farm a month ago. They sat in the fridge for a week or two, as they were all different shapes, sizes and didn't look very appetising (I mean inspiring). Finally I came up with something I have always wanted to try to master. Gnocchi. When Read More . . .
Real food is not complicated and uses simple ingredients which are wholesome. Let's rewind 100 years ago, families traditionally ate simple food which was seasonal and had no preservatives or additives. Back then there was no such thing as low-fat, gluten-free or sugar-free products. Over the years food production has changed, we now see big businesses producing Read More . . .
Got some carnivores coming round to dinner? Scare them with some roasted bone marrow on crusty bread topped with zesty parsley. Not many people eat bone marrow they think of it is ghastly, inedible and that gooey stuff in the bone. Bone marrow is actually packed full of good things and rich in vitamins and Read More . . .
Autumn is a great time to give your fruit trees a little love, if you haven't done so already. Each year we go over all of our fruit trees to check their growth as most of them are new plants. Checking to see that the root-stock is not trying to take over the plant and Read More . . .
Sometimes it is important to just look around yourself and see things that are there all the time. See them in a different light. Each morning we have beautiful sunlight come in our humble shed and I thought I would share a few things that seem to be giving me comfort. Isla has discovered music Read More . . .
A couple of months back we welcomed six eager students to learn how to process a chicken from start to finish. We have been eating our own chooks now for over a year and the taste is unbeatable. Knowing your meat has had a good life before it ends up on the table is reassuring Read More . . .