A Plastic-Free Sourdough Micro-bakery

A plastic free sourdough microbakery. Can it be done? I think yes, but we are not quite there yet. Although our outflow is plastic free (un-packaged returnable crates of unwrapped or paper bagged sourdough), there remains some single use plastic lurking in our incoming supplies. So I've gone about identifying it, and thought about the next… Continue reading A Plastic-Free Sourdough Micro-bakery

The question that drives you

What is the question that drives you? The one that keeps you awake at night (in a good way)? For me it is questions like "where have all the oats gone?" "why are crofters not growing rye anymore?" and How can small food production on our croft be closed loop?" You can blanket these questions under… Continue reading The question that drives you

Doughies enter Dragon’s Glen 2017 with Lochaber Rye Loaf Entry

So...we tentatively entered this years Dragon's Glen at Lochaber Ideas Week (a local entrepreneur event organised by the Lochaber Chamber of Commerce). We entered with a local rye loaf, which we previously touched on in blog-posts here and here. And we've been invited to pitch our idea at the Semi's on 15th November 19:00 at the Moorings… Continue reading Doughies enter Dragon’s Glen 2017 with Lochaber Rye Loaf Entry

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?