Food & Drink

Planting out garlic & pea shoots in October

It’s October and I’m still sowing, growing, and harvesting in the garden and the greenhouse, so join us for some autumn and winter seed sowing and an update on last month’s seeds in the greenhouse. We’re also planting garlic in the raised beds and as a bit of an experiment, […]

An August pepper update from the greenhouse

I’m going to blow the suspense by making the intro to this paragraph the conclusion you are all waiting on. The new variety of peppers I’m growing, “King of the North” is a romping success. There I said it. So you may not want to join us in the greenhouse […]

Out enjoying the sunshine

Been a bit exciting this week as well as a wee bit nervous. We’ve been having some lovely weather and things in Scotland are starting to open up again, so yesterday we had a fun day out in Edinburgh. Luckily I’d managed to get this week’s video update for the […]

Boxty – a traditional Irish potato pancake

Boxty on the griddle,boxty on the pan,If you can’t bake boxtysure you’ll never get a man Happy St Patrick’s day folks, I hope those of you celebrating have had a fantastic day! Kate and I joined in the celebrations today by having Boxtys for dinner. What are boxtys I hear […]

My quest for the perfect scone recipe

A good plain scone, real butter and a cup of earl grey are one of life’s joys. Well for me, Kate likes fruit scones (yuck), covered in jam. However, I have frustratingly found that all the recipes I have tried for making my own scones have been a disappointment. Small and sometimes just too crumbly. Don’t get me wrong, they taste great but they are always way smaller than I expect and usually a bit underwhelming. This has led me on a journey of discovery over the last year to find the perfect scone recipe.