Occasional articles and notes by Andrew Whitley and Veronica Burke - and the odd guest blogger.
Resignation as trustees of the Soil Association
On November 18th we – Joanna Blythman, Lynda Brown, Pat Thomas and Andrew Whitley – resigned as trustees of the Soil Association. We expect fellow members of the Soil Association will wonder why. In a democratic organisation they certainly have a right to be told without delay.
Below is an edited version of our resignation letter and a shortened summary of the concerns which led to our collective action, following a vote by a majority of the Soil Association Council not to hold an...
Tony Singh, the Scottish half of the BBC's The Incredible Spice Men, has kindly shared this recipe with us - just in time for the preparation of this year's organic geese.
Many of Tony’s recipes combine the influences of his Sikh upbringing with his love of Scottish produce. Here he has added spices and replaced the traditional goose fat with rapeseed oil to cook and preserve the goose legs.
2 goose legs (this recipe is enough to do 4)
a bunch of fresh thyme
500ml to 1 litre of rapeseed...
- to find the right gift for your favourite master baker or beginner?
Here are a few suggestions from the Bread Matters Bakeshop, starting at less than £5.
Where there is an option to source something sustainably, we'll find it and choose it, so shopping with Bread Matters will help to reduce the environmental footprint of your Christmas presents.
Under a Fiver
At £4.95 the Bread Matters Original Sourdough Starter makes a great stocking filler.
As easy to post and to use as a...
The clementine cake was a new addition to the menu on breadmaking courses last winter and it’s a big hit, so here to stay. One for the gluten-free repertoire - and dairy-free if you don’t grease the tin with butter.
I’ve included the zucchini loaf because courgettes are still appearing in veg boxes and local...
Andrew Whitley is interviewed by Edi Stark on Radio Scotland Stark Talk. Andrew describes some of the key moments and people who inspired his passion for real bread, including a book which landed on his desk in the BBC World Service and a Russian visa officer's grandmother.