News from Greener Sax, 1st September:
GreenerSax had a celebration of local food yesterday at the organic, carbon negative Peakhill Farm yesterday. It was a wonderful daybeginning with a demonstration of paneer cheesemaking with Vivia, who’s involved in the Aldeburgh Food Festival Fringe this year. We then had a tasting quiz, with delicious dishes made (by Geoff and Kate) from lots of cheaper/lesser know cuts of meats which people were invited to identify – these included pigeon, ox heart, pigs’ trotters, goat, and many more. Afterwards Katie lad a foraging walk and then Penny and Linda demonstrated how you extract honey from combs. Meanwhile we nibbled on delicious tastings from the Smokehouse and Deli, based in Kelsale-cum-Carlton, and smoked fish from Southwold.
We then had Rob and Karen’s organic burgers and ribs, baked farm-grown squash, chard, griddled courgettes and other salads and made by GreenerSax volunteers and bread baked with local flours.
Local puds included meringues, pavlova with local berries, crumbles made using foraged fruit, rapeseed oil and Saxmundham honey and served with Marybelle cream, and marigold cakes. Hawkston and Suffolk Gold cheeses were also available.
Thanks to everyone to came and helped and to those who came and tasted and made donations to help cover costs. Several people have already been inspired to forage or make cheese. And special thanks to the White family for hosting us all.
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