Chatting with Nick Nairn

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.

Buck the Trend, Bake Buckwheat Bread

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

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 […]

Rachel Allen, Fairy Cakes and Me.

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 […]

Hallowe’en 2016 at Station House

  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!