On the farm – August 2020

Harvest has been very odd, just like the rest of the season.  Our plantings of winter cereals were much lower than planned, due to the wet autumn.  In the spring we decided to plant lots and lots of oats.  The dry spring impacted on crops too.  We started harvest much...

Making bread with Pure Kent Stoneground Flours

Our flour is stoneground from our own wheat and barley.  Other than cleaning out broken grains, weed seeds and the odd bit of straw, we don’t do anything to our wheat before it’s milled.  We don’t add anything to it after milling, no preservatives, no whiteners. Our...

Banana Muffins

This is a good recipe for using up bananas past their best with just store cupboard ingredients. Preheat the oven to 190 deg C. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with muffin cases. Puree 3 bananas in a jug using a stick blender. Add one egg, 90ml Pure Kent Cold Pressed...

Tomato Salad

Take some ripe tomatoes, in as many different shapes, colours and sizes as possible.  Halve the little ones, slice the rest or chop into chunks. Heavily salt the tomatoes with sea salt, and allow to stand for 10 minutes. Tip away the salty juice. This will intensify...

Carrot & Orange Muffins

Preheat the oven to 180 deg C. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with muffin cases. Zest and juice two oranges. Save a tablespoon or two of juice for making the icing. Mix 175g light muscovado sugar with 90ml Pure Kent Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil, orange juice, zest, and any...