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August 2018 Farm Round Up
What a great summer - yes, some extremes, but one to remember, mostly for the sunshine! The heat and sun have meant early crops for many, including some fabulous blackberries coming in our hedgerows and windfall apples arriving by the bucketload from friends and neighbours. The pigs LOVE them! The grass is finally growing again thanks to the few rainy days we've had so there is a chance of a second cut on our hay fields, fingers crossed. And we've even managed to grow some tomatoes this year - not famous for my green fingers, but given a heatwave year, even I...
Two fabulous easy sauces to serve with BBQs or Slow Roasts
They work well together or apart! Robert's BBQ Sauce (followed by Cool Coriander Sauce)Ingredients: (all measures dessert spoons)15 dsp cider vinegar10 dsp brown sugar3 dsp Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce2 dsp tomato ketchup3 dsp tomato pureeWhole head garlic, peeled and finely choppedChilli sauce or finely chopped chilli, to tasteSalt to tasteMethod:Warm the vinegar and sugar in a stainless steel or enamel pan (non-reactive) to a gentle simmer and stir until the sugar melts. Add the chopped garlic and simmer for 1 minute, then remove from the heat.Add the remaining ingredients and stir until well mixed. Return to the heat and bring back to the simmer,...