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September 2019 Farm Round Up
When the British weather is great, it is truly amazing. What a fabulous September we've been blessed with this year. My tomatoes have ripened well and we've hosted a number of BBQparties out on the terrace - sunglasses were more in evidence than coats! Inevitably some rain came towards the end of the month and is forecast to keep going for the first half of October - ah well, can't win them all!As I type, we are still in the midst of British Food Fortnight, but why not try to buy British more often all year round. We produce so...
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,...
August 2019 Farm Round Up
Summer is racing through at a ridiculous speed - and just for a change, nocomplaints from this farmer about the weather. It's been a good mix of sunshineand rain - everything is growing well, the fields are in great condition, thepigs are happy - life is good! This month has been all about piglets. Whatever the planning spreadsheet says,the reality is that we can't always manage Mother Nature the way we wouldchoose. Instead of a litter of piglets per month, this month we celebrated 3litters in 8 days!Getting ready for the big day involves moving mum to her own paddock, nearerthe...