It was really nice of Nick Nairn to pop in to Station House recently during the Kirkcudbright Food Festival. He’s a really nice guy and passionate about local produce.
Fancy a beautiful slice of bread with a taste of Eastern Europe? Then buckwheat bread is a great alternative and tastes fantastic. Absolutely heavenly when toasted and slathered in honey. It is also a great conduit for stronger more mature cheeses. Buckwheat flour has a quite distinctive flavour and beautiful earthy quality. It rounds out […]
A Highland Wedding Tradition When my friend and housemate from Ballymaloe Cookery School, Katie, got married I was absolutely bummed that I couldn’t’t be there, so I wanted to research and dedicate a post to Katie and her groom, Nick, wishing them joy and happiness from their wedding day onwards. Slushy stuff over, let’s talk […]
A single serving of light, buttery loveliness. A simple yet elusive delight. Sponge cakes were first detailed as a recipe in the 1615 book of The English Huswife, Containing the Inward and Outward Virtues Which Ought to Be in a Complete Woman by English poet and author Gervase Markham. Things have moved on a little since then! Perhaps […]
Thanks to everyone who dropped by when Trick or Treating, or ‘Guising’ as I now know it’s called here in Dumfries and Galloway! Sweet treats included homemade Station House marshmallows, fudge and biscuits. For the adults a pumpkin and lentil stew with local Sulwath Brewery Ale. What a spooky night!