Good luck for friendships!

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With Easter now in site, we will start taking orders for our delicious home produce, including our home baked Hot Cross Buns. Did you know that in Ireland there is a saying “Half for you and half for me, between us two, good luck shall be”! There are plenty more old traditions that can be found about Hot Cross Buns, have a look at this link on Smithsonianmag.

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We also make Traditional Simnel Cakes, which are a delight for both Mothering Sunday and Easter.

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We have Organic Joints of Beef, Lamb or Pork for a celebratory meal, or even an Easter Ham. Check out Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstalls’ recipe here in the Guardian.  Have a look at our flyer to see what we can tempt you with as we dip our toes into Spring.

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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.

 

 

 

Cornish Cider and Onion Soup

Another simple and tasty supper idea using seasonal, Cornish produce.

Pick four of our Organic white onions.

Pick four of our Organic white onions.

Slice or chop.

Slice or chop.

Melt a knob of slightly salted Cornish butter in a heavy pan.

Melt a knob of slightly salted Cornish butter in a heavy pan.

Stir the onions so well covered in the melted butter, then on a very low heat, sweat the onions.

Stir the onions so well covered in the melted butter, then on a very low heat, sweat the onions.

The onions should be soft and translucent.

The onions should be soft and translucent.

Add a small bottle or can of Cornish cider to the onions and boil until reduced by half.

Add a small bottle or can of Cornish cider to the onions.

We used a scrumptious Cornish Orchards Vintage Cider.

We used a scrumptious Cornish Orchards Vintage Cider (we bought two bottles but don’t know what happened to the other one!).

Boil until the liquid has reduced by half.

Boil until the liquid has reduced by half.

Add one and a half pints of chicken or vegetable stock, salt, pepper, a pinch of thyme and a bay leaf.

Add one and a half pints of chicken or vegetable stock, salt, pepper, a pinch of thyme and a bay leaf.

Simmer for about twenty minutes until the liquid reduces again. Remove the bay leaf and leave to cool a little.

Simmer for about twenty minutes until the liquid reduces again. Remove the bay leaf and leave to cool a little.

Wizz in the blender and then bring to the boil.

Wizz in the blender and then bring to the boil.

This soup really should have some hunks of Cornish cheese crumbled on top to round it off. We use Davidstow cheddar as it is the perfect taste and texture.

This soup really should have some generous hunks of Cornish cheese crumbled on top to round it off. We use Davidstow cheddar as it is the perfect taste and texture.

Serve and enjoy as the cheese starts to melt a little... mmm... Great with a slice of our home baked bread.

Serve and enjoy as the cheese starts to melt a little… mmm… Great with a slice of our home baked bread.

Beautiful beef and cabbage in the cold months

This recipe is so simple, tasty, healthy, warming and best of all, great on a budget. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do – great to prepare on a Sunday evening, put it all together in the slow cooker on low overnight, and by morning you have a delicious stew. We always stand our stews for at least a few hours (refrigerate if needed), as we feel this gives the flavours time to infuse. Perfect for an easy Monday night supper.

Start by roughly slicing one of our good sized, Organic, white, onions.

Start by roughly slicing one of our good sized, Organic, white, onions.

Roughly chop half of one of our Organic winter cabbage - we have red and white, but prefer the colour the red gives to this dish.

Roughly chop half of one of our Organic winter cabbage – we have red and white, but prefer the colour the red gives to this dish.

Put the vegetables in a slow cooker and add your chopped beef - we use our Organic chuck steak.

Put the vegetables in a slow cooker and add your chopped beef – we use our Organic chuck steak.

Add just over half a pint of beef stock - you want enough liquid that it doesn't dry out, but not too much as it overwhelms the ingredients. Season lightly if you wish.

Add just over half a pint of beef stock – you want enough liquid that it doesn’t dry out, but not too much as it overwhelms the ingredients. Season lightly if you wish.

Slow cook on low for at least six hours until the meat starts to melt.

Slow cook on low for at least six hours until the meat starts to melt.

Add cornflour or Bisto Powder (as per instructions) to thicken for a couple of minutes on high if desired. Perfect served on a bed of our Organic mashed potatoes. Enjoy!

Add cornflour or Bisto Powder (as per instructions) to thicken for a couple of minutes on high if desired. Perfect served on a bed of our Organic mashed potatoes. Enjoy!

Brilliant Borsch

No better soup (in our opinion) to kick start your New Year detox. In season, delicious and full of goodness. Here is our recipe using our Organic Vegetables.

Start off by melting a knob of salted butter  - we used a heavy based pan, but it's not necessary.

Start off by melting a knob of Cornish, salted butter – we used a heavy based pan, but it’s not necessary.

Don't let it burn!

Don’t let it burn!

We use a couple of our Organic White Onions.

We use a couple of our Organic White Onions.

Peel and roughly chop.

Peel and roughly chop.

Very gently, we use the lowest heat, sweat the onions in the butter.

Very gently, we use the lowest heat, sweat the onions in the butter. Add a couple of teaspoons of Fair Trade sugar, you could use white or brown.

Whilst the onions are sweating, we selected four of our good sized Organic Beetroot.

Whilst the onions are sweating, we selected four of our good sized Organic Beetroot.

Peel and roughly chop the beetroot - this can get a little messy, don't worry it washes away!

Peel and roughly chop the beetroot – this can get a little messy, don’t worry it washes away!

When the onions have softened and are translucent, add the beetroot.

When the onions have softened and are translucent, add the beetroot.

Add one pint of beef stock to the pan, we use our own Organic Beef stock.

Add one pint of beef stock to the pan, we use our own Organic Beef stock.

Simmer

Bring to the boil and simmer without a lid gently, until the beetroot is soft and the liquid has reduced slightly.

Leave to cool a little, then blitz with a blender until smooth.

Season to taste, leave to cool a little, then blitz with a blender until smooth. You can experiment with varying the quantities and seasoning until you get the perfect taste and consistency you like.

Add a swirl of double cream if you are feeling a bit naughty, serve and enjoy!

Add a swirl of Cornish double cream if you are feeling a bit naughty, serve and enjoy!