Thursday, 29 September 2011

Harvest Festival

We are very fortunate that we frequently are given produce from our neighbours in the village and our customers. The 90 year old lady who lives next door keeps us in flowers for the bar, bringing a bunch over every few days. The neighbours on the other side of the bar both have large potages and sometimes drop in excess, tomatoes, courgettes, beetroot, apples, plums, peaches etc.
Recently customers have dropped us in raspberries, plums, grapes,squash,walnuts and chestnuts but the "oddest" gift has to be last week when Les delivered us a puffball.

Les is knowledgeable about mushrooms and what can and can't be eaten. The fact he is still alive and in good health means he must have got it right so far and of course he is a fun guy.
The puffball had been found near his house and was about 25cms across.
He assured us that as long as we ate it when it was still bright white it was fine. We cooked it for breakfast, cut into slices of about 2cms and then flash fried in a pan. Once fried we poured beaten egg into the pan and within a couple of minutes had puff ball omelette. The taste was like a mushroom steak and was excellent.

Regretfully we will not be adding them to the menu as our wholesaler cant supply.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

what people do to get to us

One of our "regulars" and neighbour Erl Wilkie is on his way to the bar. He has decided that he should cycle here from Glasgow!!

If you would like to know more please have a look at

we knew when we met Erl that he was an exceptional man, he is Glaswegian and teetotal!!