The plums in the Low Sizergh Farm orchards are on the brink of ripeness and almost ready for picking. They are juicy and moreish and work beautifully in this recipe devised in the Low Sizergh kitchens, which sees them paired with flaked almonds. The only secret to making this a successful bake is to resist […]
Salt Marsh lamb is a seasonal speciality, available from late June until October, with a unique and outstanding flavour, derived directly from the diet of the animals, which are grazed on coastal land that’s regularly submerged by the sea. Ingredients 1 Leg of Salt Marsh lamb approx. 4.5 – 5 lbs 2 Lemons 4 Cloves […]
These pretty, bright red, juicy berries with their tart, sparkling flavour are ripe for cooking with. To give this redcurrant tart a professional finish dip a sprig of them in lightly whisked egg white before rolling them in sugar to create a frosted effect. Ingredients Pastry 250g plain flour 2tbsp icing sugar 125g Winter Tarn butter […]
Raw milk makes sharp, smooth and wonderful yogurt. Why not follow this easy recipe from ‘The Creamery Kitchen’ by Jenny Linford? The book is available in our shippon, priced £16.99. Ingredients 800ml Low Sizergh Barn raw milk 3 tablespoons of live yogurt Method Place the milk in a heavy-based saucepan. Heat the milk gently until […]
I am going to London tomorrow for the Social Enterprise Awards reception at the O2 arena. Growing Well put us forward for the Social Enterprise Partner category. It’s a bit of a thrill even reading the list of finalists: Glasgow Caledonian University, RBS Community Banking West Lindsey District Council … and little old Low Sizergh […]
Dad, John, is off to the House of Lords next week where he’ll be presented with a certificate welcoming him as an Associate Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies (FRAgS). This award is made to people who are judged to have made a significant contribution to agriculture, so we’re very proud of his achievement.
A Barrow-in-Furness woman, Nella Last recorded her day-to-day life during and after the Second World War. Food features in Nella’s life, as you’d expect in an era of rationing. Her diet was simple and she loved pudding, here’s a list of the dishes she favoured… brisket beef, poached cod in milk, steamed egg custard, stewed […]
Growing Well’s manager, Beren Aldridge and I spoke yesterday at a Kendal conference on Mental Health and Wellbeing for Cumbrian businesses. There was a comprehensive presentation from Dame Carol Black, the government adviser on health and work, mainly about work being good for us (given the right characteristics). Growing Well supports people back into employment […]
The late summer warmth has been perfect for sweetening the ripe plums in the farm’s orchards. It’s been a pleasure to pick this year, and the plums are juicy and moreish. There’s no chance of saving them to make a crumble once you get a handful. In the farm shop now!
For a good silage crop that will feed the cows through winter, when they are housed under cover, we need the right balance of grass quantity and quality. It can be quite delicate as the grass deteriorates once it gets beyond the optimal growth rate and starts to go to seed. Silage made from grass […]