A journey to the edge of the map

Rustle the top left hand edge of a map of Scotland, and chances are your fingers will briefly touch Uist. As excitedly reported in the rye-volution post, doughies along with some other local crofters were planning a technical and networking journey to learn from crofters about grain growing, harvesting and drying. A journey to the edge of… Continue reading A journey to the edge of the map

Crofting – Imagining some Closed loop fermented food fiction

Each autumn on the Croft the land is cultivated and sown with precious rye seed kept safe for this very moment. In the September sun it shoots forth, and lays down its roots, before the approaching Highland dreich and winter frosts. Cows brae from the cow barn, and during the dark winter night the rye… Continue reading Crofting – Imagining some Closed loop fermented food fiction

Would you be a Local Food Patreon?

So confession time - I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to information feeds - especially on the subject of minimalism, local food production, growing, baking, fermenting, old tractors, machining bits for said old tractors and generally "how things work". I'm subscribed to a number of podcasts, a fair few you-tube feeds, some… Continue reading Would you be a Local Food Patreon?

Precious Produce

As i scrape out the mixer this morning, getting out every last bit of dough into a crate ready for its 4-hour bulk ferment, I am pondering just how precious each scrape of dough actually is. I think the more connected you get to the origins of your food the more your eyes are opened to just… Continue reading Precious Produce

Doughies – baking Small and writing Big

Just unwinding after a full on weekend including showing at the Lochaber Agricultural Show, where doughies shared some sourdough love. That's me at our table in the food tend alongside other local small, micro producers. Yes doughies is small. But small can be beautiful. Doughies has been telling it's small story for the last 5… Continue reading Doughies – baking Small and writing Big