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Bread baking experiment

March 23rd, 2010 by Steve

Over the last few weeks I have been experimenting with some bread recipes from Heidi’s cook books. Now I have been offered help in my bread making experiments.


More freshly baked bread

March 16th, 2010 by Steve

Is anyone tired of hearing about bread making yet?


More of Steve’s Bread Baking Adventures

March 9th, 2010 by Steve

After my excursion into the world of bread making, I have taken to looking through some of Heidi’s cook books looking for bread recipes.


Apple Cauliflower Soup

February 9th, 2010 by Heidi

We did manage to pop to the shops on the weekend, we had to, we needed cat food. While we were there we of course checked the reduced shelves, and found a couple of cauliflowers, one regular one orange. Which was fortunate in more than one way as it turns out that little Miss Lynn is rather fond of cauliflower leaves!


Cottage Pie

February 2nd, 2010 by Heidi

We wanted to make a shepherd’s pie but the lamb that went into our freezer wasn’t very big so we don’t have a great deal of meat, and not really any that we would want to grind into mince. But we do still have a fair bit of the grass fed beef we bought last year, so we decided to compromise and have cottage pie.


Mean Rooster

January 29th, 2010 by Heidi

We had a mean rooster problem; well in fact in the summer there were two mean roosters. They would wait until my back was turned and then attack me. Or one would distract me while the other snuck around to attack me from behind!


Great chieftain o’ the puddin-race!

January 26th, 2010 by Heidi

Saturday night we had a party to celebrate Burns night. I wanted to invite more people than I could seat around our dining room table, so I came up with the idea of a Burns night buffet!



January 22nd, 2010 by Heidi

Towards the end of December we took our first ‘lambs’ to be processed. Two of them were in fact what is known as ‘long yearlings’ or hoggets (between 1 & 2 years old). We had waited as Shetland sheep are so small that it can be better to let them gain a little more size. The third was a lamb from this year, but whereas we would have liked to wait he was already a very good size and one of his horns would have proved fatal.


Curry night

January 19th, 2010 by Heidi

As I mentioned yesterday, I went out all day Saturday and left Steve to prepare dinner. The thing being that we were having friends over for a curry night!


Locally Raised

January 15th, 2010 by Steve

We like our food and prefer to know where it comes from. Ever since we started watching Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage series we try to grow and raise as much of our own food as possible.


Something new for dinner

January 12th, 2010 by Steve

Today we tried something new for dinner – Poached eggs in Marinara sauce.


The holiday baking

January 5th, 2010 by Heidi

Of course as always Christmas involved a great deal of baking.