Like all farmers in Ireland, it is all systems go as soon as the sun comes out. So we've been able to prepare the ground for a new fodder beat crop, which hopefully we can sew this week. Also, the grass has started to grow like mad, which is fantastic because we were getting a bit worried. We set up a paddock system at this time of year, so the girls get to graze a totally fresh piece of grass every few days. You can keep an eye on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for video updates this week.
I am also trying to get to grips with Instagram reels - (fast little 15 sec videos, which are great for showing recipes), all this technology is wrecking my head! As soon as you grasp something, another new thing comes along :( Anyhow, I have a reel made on Instagram of the spicy cauliflower and fish cake recipes pictured below, and the full recipes are in the recipe section here https://velvetcloud.ie/blogs/recipes
Two other summer recipe ideas posted on social media this week
- Ottolenghi charred tomatoes with cold yoghurt, posted by Cookery Teacher Gina Griffin
- Zaatar roast cauliflower, green wheat freekeh, kalettes, pomegranate, Velvet Cloud tahini labneh - posted by the wonderful restaurant Woodruff in Stepaside Dublin, doing click and collect at the moment.