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When the dairy cancelled their goats milk contract in favour of cheaper imported milk, Alan and Angela decided to go into cheese making!

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Where the cheese starts!When the dairy cancelled their local goats milk contract and started to import cheaper goat’s milk from abroad, Alan and Angela were left with a herd of 300 goats producing hundreds of litres of milk each day and no customer!  They quickly had to change their business and so they decided to go into cheese making.

We’re so glad – because as a result they now make the best goats cheese we’ve tasted!

Delicious blue goats cheese!
The goats are milked by hand and the cheese is made by hand in small batches almost every day.  What makes their artisan cheese so unique is that the person who milks the goats is the person who makes the cheese! Its a labour of love and produces outstanding artisan cheese.
Wobbly Bottom Farm is a small farm situated a mile outside the historic market town of Hitchin in Hertfordshire.  The goats are free to graze on the 39 acres of grass fields and because the grass is very sweet the cheese that is not as “goaty” as some European goat’s cheese.

Welcome aboard to Wobbly Bottom Farm – our latest producer to join the family of gourmet artisan producers at FoodAdo!

Posted by Paul , FoodAdo Team

 

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National Vegetarian Week, Day Three: Paella!

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

From fabulous rice ..

… to fabulous Veggie Paella

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

3 tablespoons fruity green olive oil
2 onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 red pepper, seeded and sliced in rings
1 yellow pepper, seeded and sliced in rings
450g/1lb tomatoes, skinned and chopped
225g/8oz thin green beans, trimmed
450g/1lb peas in their pods, shelled
450g/1lb Valencia or Arborio rice
1 teaspoon paprika
300ml/1/2 pint dry vegetarian white wine
1/2 teaspoon saffron
900ml/11/2 pints boiling vegetable stock
salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons chopped parsley

Method

1 Heat the olive oil in a paellera or large shallow frying pan. Fry the onions and garlic gently until soft and golden. Add the peppers and fry for 4~5 minutes. Then add the tomatoes, beans and peas and cook for another 5 minutes.

2 Add the rice and paprika and stir well. Pour in the white wine and bring to the boil. Mix the saffron with the boiling stock and pour into the pan. Reduce the heat a little and simmer for five minutes.

3 Cover the pan with a lid or some foil and place in the bottom of a preheated oven at 180C/ 350F, Gas Mark 4 for 30~40 minutes, until the rice is tender and has absorbed all the stock. Alternatively, simmer on top of the stove in the same way as you would cook a risotto. Season to taste and stand, covered, for five minutes before serving sprinkled with parsley. Serves four to six.

Recipe by the Vegetarian Society

National Vegetarian Week, Day Two: Lasagne!

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

How do you prepare Vegetarian Lasagne?

FoodAdo tried this recipe:

Ingredients

1 onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
2 medium courgettes (zucchini), chopped
4 oz (100g) boiled sweetcorn
3 oz (75g) chopped nuts
5 sheets Lasagne

For the sauce:

1½ oz (40g) wholemeal flour
¾ pint (400ml) soya milk
2 oz (50g) breadcrumbs
1 oz (25g) margarine

Fry onion and pepper for a couple of minutes. Add courgettes, cover pan and cook gently until courgettes begin to soften. Add sweetcorn, nuts, salt and pepper.

To make the sauce, heat 2 tbsps oil and stir in the flour. When it begins to colour, add soya milk whilst mixing to keep the sauce smooth. Allow to thicken and add salt and pepper.

In an overproof dish, put down a layer of lasagne, cover with courgette mix and then some of the sauce. Cover with pasta, the rest of the sauce and top with breadcrumbs. Dot the top with margarine and bake at GM 5 / 375 °F / 190 °C for 30 minutes.

Make sure the sauce isn’t too thick or their won’t be enough fluid to cook the lasagne properly.

Serve steaming hot, and enjoy!

by Simpleveganrecipes.co.uk