Pear and walnut bread and butter pudding recipe

Pear & walnut bread & butter pudding

Walnuts and pears are a successful partnership in both sweet and savoury dishes but we’ve settled on a warming, sweet recipe that suits the current season. It’s Pear and Walnut Bread and Butter Pudding, adapted from The Calm Kitchen by Lorna Salmon (available to purchase in the farm shop). This pud is the ideal way to use…

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Pumpkin and chocolate cake

Pumpkin and chocolate cake

Mr R, our pumpkin grower, keeps asking if people will cook with the flesh once they’ve carved their pumpkin. We reassure him that everyone loves cake and so our cooks have obliged with this delicious recipe, inspired by Jamie Oliver. It’s an effective and moreish way to ensure nothing goes to waste. Ingredients 125 g…

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grey mullet recipe

Breaded grey mullet & tomato salsa

Ingredients 4 grey mullet fillets 3-4 tablespoons plain flour 1 medium egg, lightly beaten About 100g fine, fresh breadcrumbs A pinch of cayenne pepper or hot smoked paprika 1 teaspoon very finely chopped thyme Sunflower or groundnut oil for frying Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper For the tomato salsa: 500g ripe and tasty…

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pickled cucumber

Pickled cucumber

Our recipe this month is inspired by the good supply of smooth-skinned passandra cucumbers coming through from on-site mental health charity, Growing Well. Pickling them with Willy’s apple cider vinegar is a simple way to introduce probiotic, live food benefits – there’s growing evidence that pickled and fermented foods are excellent for gut health. But…

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Honey and apple cranachan

It’s been a very productive summer in our orchard hives, which means the jars of Low Sizergh honey in the farm shop are regularly replenished. This recipe uses two generous spoonfuls to bring a local taste twist to a traditional Scottish dish. Ingredients 2 Bramley apples (or any juicy, acidic variety) 100g rolled oats 2…

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Organic farm - Low Sizergh Farm dairy herd

Low Sizergh Farm, South Cumbria – a 2021 BOOM Awards Finalist

A South Cumbrian family dairy farm is a finalist in the Soil Association’s 2021 Best of Organic Market (BOOM) Awards. Low Sizergh Farm near Kendal is one of three finalists in a new category, best of organic farms over 10 hectares. The two other farms are in Oxfordshire and Somerset. The Park family has farmed…

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English asparagus recipe

Asparagus, saffron & walnut risotto

New-season English asparagus is in stock! We’re celebrating with a recipe that places it front and centre; this is a colourful risotto with great texture and flavour. It’s a creamy and delicious dish that is appreciated by all ages. Ingredients – serves 5 300g Asparagus 1 Onion (finely chopped) 4 tbsp Olive Oil 500g Arborio Risotto Rice 1 Bay Leaf 1…

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Nature spotting on the farm trail in March

Nature spotting on the farm trail in March

Brian Fereday’s Nature notes were written on his monthly walks around our farm trail, which is a popular family walk near Kendal. As we are now into Spring and brighter days are on the horizon, this month’s entry seems all the more magical. Brian lived and worked in this landscape and knew it intimately. We…

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What should Kendal do about climate change?

What should Kendal do about climate change?

Alison Park of Low Sizergh Barn reflects on the issues and recommendations from Kendal’s Climate Change Citizens Jury.  Commissioned by Kendal Town Council, 20 people set out last year to answer the question, what should Kendal do about climate change? After weeks of listening to experts and debating information on energy, transport, food and political…

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Family walk near Kendal Low Sizergh Barn farm trail

Farm Trail February

Brian Fereday’s Nature notes were written on his monthly walks around our farm trail, which is a popular family walk near Kendal. Brian lived and worked in this landscape and knew it intimately. We are lucky to have his records of the changing seasons and the comings and goings of the flora and fauna throughout…

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