Perfect Picnics!

Planning a picnic with friends this summer? We have plenty of good locations around here – beaches, moors, parks or simply a comfy spot of grass in the Cornish sunshine.

Why not order some of our scrumptious, traditional farmhouse kitchen scones, jams, splits, yeast buns, saffron buns, chutneys, pasty pie or ham and egg pies.

Perfect for a lazy lunch, all you have to do is serve, sit back and enjoy! Which raises the question… jam or cream first?

Bank Holiday BBQ?

The weather is looking good and it’s time to break out the BBQs! Try our own delicious Organic Beef Burgers, Steaks, Sausages and our own very tasty Organic Pork Sausages.

For bumper breakfasts try our Organic Bacon, Free Range Eggs and order some of our Farmhouse Baked Bread.

Free Range Eggs.

White Loaf and Cornish Splits

Honey and Seed Loaf

Cheese and Onion Quiche

A great way to use our Organic onions and Free Range Eggs. You can also control the calories by adding or omitting pastry and using cream or milk. Really easy to prepare and easy on the purse strings!

Take half a dozen of our Free Range Eggs.

Take half a dozen of our Free Range Eggs.

Break into a large pie or flan dish.

Break into a large pie or flan dish.

Beat the eggs with a fork.

Beat the eggs with a fork.

Add salt, pepper and then a good cup and a half of either double cream, milk or both!

Add salt, pepper and then a good cup and a half of either double cream, milk or both!

Take one of our Organic white or red onions.

Take one of our Organic white or red onions.

Slice.

Slice.

Layer in the mixture.

Layer in the mixture.

Grate a good double handful of tasty Cornish cheese.

Grate a good double handful of tasty Cornish cheese.

 

Sprinkle onto the mixture and lightly fold in.

Sprinkle onto the mixture and lightly fold in. Bake in a medium hot oven for about 40 minutes until set (if the bottom is taking longer to set than the top, place dish in a roasting tray full of boiling water).

Leave to cool a little and serve hot or cold with some of our Organic salad leaves.

Leave to cool a little and serve hot or cold with some of our Organic salad leaves.

 

 

 

 

Cornish Beef and Ale Pie

This has the taste of a ‘Gastro’ dish, yet again is so simple to make and uses all local, seasonal, produce. This recipe contains ingredients for two, so you can double, triple or quadruple according to how many you are feeding! Perfect to cheer your winter taste buds while waiting for the spring buds.

We would like to thank the Padstow Brewing Company for kindly supplying the fine ale!

Heat a couple of tablespoons of oil in a heavy pan - we use Organic Cornish Rapeseed Oil.

Heat a couple of tablespoons of oil in a heavy pan – we use Organic Cornish Rapeseed Oil.

Take one of our Organic white onions.

Take one of our Organic white onions.

Slice.

Slice.

Start to fry the onions in the pan.

Start to fry the onions in the pan.

Add about four tablespoons of plain flour to a bowl and add salt and black pepper.

Add about four tablespoons of plain flour to a bowl and add salt and black pepper.

Coat our Organic beef chuck steak in the flour and seasoning.

Coat our Organic beef chuck steak in the flour and seasoning.

Add the beef to the pan and fry together until they start to brown.

Add the beef to the pan.

Fry until they start to brown.

Fry until they start to brown.

Use half a bottle of Padstow Pilot Ale (and obviously treat yourself to the other half!).

Use half a bottle of Padstow Pilot Ale (and obviously treat yourself to the other half!).

Add the ale to the pan, along with a pinch of thyme and a bay leaf.

Add the ale to the pan, along with a pinch of thyme and a bay leaf.

Add half a pint of organic beef stock.

Add half a pint of organic beef stock.

Take two of our Organic carrots.

Take two of our Organic carrots.

Chop and add to the pan.

Chop and add to the pan.

Now here is where you can go bananas, or mushrooms, or celery, or swede, or turnip or any other seasonal, organic vegetable that you love - customise to your taste!

Now here is where you can go bananas, or mushrooms, or celery, or swede, or turnip or any other seasonal, organic vegetable that you love – customise to your taste! Simmer on a low heat for about an hour and a half, until the meat is tender, although we find our beef takes a lot less time as it is so tender to begin with. This could also work in a slow cooker.

When reduced, cool and refrigerate over night if you can. I have to hide it in the back of the fridge, away from any naughty, Cornish Pixies who may be too tempted by the amazing aromas! Don't forget to remove the bay leaf after.

When reduced, cool and refrigerate over night if you can. I have to hide it in the back of the fridge, away from any naughty, Cornish Piskies who may be too tempted by the amazing aromas! Don’t forget to remove the bay leaf after.

Grease well an ovenproof dish and line with puff pastry. Add the chilled filling and top with the remaining pastry.  Brush with one of our free range beaten eggs and add a few slits to let the steam escape.

Grease well an ovenproof dish and line with puff pastry. Add the chilled filling and top with the remaining pastry. Brush with one of our free range beaten eggs and add a few slits to let the steam escape.

Bake in a medium hot oven for approx 40 mins, until the filling is bubbling and the pastry browned.

Bake in a medium hot oven for approx 40 mins, until the filling is bubbling and the pastry browned.

Serve and enjoy with some of our Organic, seasonal greens.

Serve and enjoy with some of our Organic, seasonal greens.

 

 

 

The Golden Girls

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Our little layers have a wonderful life here at Gluvian. We have always had poultry here, throughout the generations; they have played an important and permanent part of farm life. Our ladies, and their handsome Cockerel, roost in a warm, purpose built hen house – built to withstand any threats from both the weather and our abundant local wildlife. During the daytime, they are busy and free range around the farmhouse gardens, orchard and pastures.

We are registered with the British Hens Welfare Trust and offer to re-home ex-battery hens, from intensive farms. Being an Organic farm, we hope to give these hens a chance to experience a natural, happy and peaceful way of life and we are grateful of the beautiful eggs they provide us with. We might be bias, but we really do think our fresh eggs taste better than any commercially produced ones!