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Change one thing – 14

Day 14 of our daily #slowfood challenge #changeonething: Grow something. Food always seems to taste better when you grow it yourself. Only a window box? Grow winter salad. Grow already? Then get seeds ready for spring – something you have never grown from the #arkoftaste ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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Change one thing -13

Day 13 of our daily #slowfood challenge #changeonething: Make something to squirrel away. Soup for the freezer, cake or flapjack for the tin, jam or pickles. Food is not just calories, it’s about love. Allow yourself to quietly smile knowing what you made is there ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฐ

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Change one thing – 12

Day 12 of our daily #slowfood challenge #changeonething: If you drink milk or eat dairy, you need to think about calves and kid-goats. There is no milk without mum having them, and 50% of dairy offspring are boys. So add veal or kid goat meat to your repertoire๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅ›๐Ÿง€๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ

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Change one thing – 11

Day 11 of our daily #slowfood challenge #changeonething: Food is more than calories. Take some time to eat it: a dining table if you have one. Food is about pleasure, and sharing your day, or time for yourself if you live on your own. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

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Change one thing – 10

Day 10 of our daily #slowfood challenge #changeonething: Eat something wild. Game, mushrooms, shellfish or even seaweed. Pick yourself (leaving plenty behind), or visit a specialist store. Wild food has flavour, is free or great value, and connects us to the landscape. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿš๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿ„

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Slow Garden Chronicle: An Introduction

Slow Garden Chronicle: An Introduction

Itโ€™s a good year to introduce you to our kitchen garden.  This year will be its fourth season and we grow a lot of perennials and trees that are only just starting to hit their stride.  We are largely weekend gardeners, although thereโ€™s nothing nicer on a weekday summer evening than watering the vegetables.  We […]

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Change one thing – 9

Day 9 of our daily #slowfood challenge #changeonething: Farmed fish can eat up to 3kg of wild fish per kg as their feed. Eat wild fish, and not just the usual suspects. Buy from dayboats, eat everything they land, & pay a fair price. Less but better, applies to fish too๐ŸŒ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŽฃ

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Sourcing Haggis for Burns Night

Sourcing Haggis for Burns Night

Scottish Haggis for a Slow Food Burns Night – 25th January

Ark of Taste Haggis: Hardiesmill Ethical Scotch Beef โ€“ available online

Now also with Farm Shop selling their own and neighbourโ€™s finest produce โ€“ opened July 2020

Highly respected family business rearing Scotch Assured pedigree Aberdeen Angus in the traditional way, from native bulls, and fed on grass and […]

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Change one thing – 8

Day 8 of our daily #slowfood challenge #changeonething: Fats are not your enemy. “I can’t believe it’s not butter”? We jolly well can. Choose simple pure fats, and use in moderation: butter is delicious. Want a plant oil? choose one which is minimally processed๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿฅฅ๐Ÿฎ

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Change one thing – 7

Day 7 of our daily #slowfood challenge #changeonething: Eat food from, or raised on plants ๐ŸŒฟ not from factory plants ๐Ÿญ. The argument should not be omnivore v vegan, but wholefoods v ultra processed. Ultra processed foods are linked to a large number of poor health outcomes ๐ŸŒ

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