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My 100kg Sugar Mountain

Back in June I went full steam ahead into mass elderflower cordial production.  This year's harvest was to be turned into 300 litres of cordial.   I ordered 100kg of sugar, 5kg of citric acid, had an order for hundreds of organic lemons and oranges in the pipeline and was waiting for 600 half litre clear glass bottles to arrive.  Bean,…

Saturday Telegraph

The Saturday Telegraph listed Fat Hen as number one in their list of the best holiday courses teaching sustainable living. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/7590648/Ten-sustainable-living-holiday-courses.html Ten Sustainable Living Courses   From making your own cheese, to shearing sheep and fly-fishing, we pick the best holidays teaching sustainable living. Foraging, Cornwall Hogweed seed biscotti, Champagne and elderberry cocktails, nettle frittata and butter-fried seaweed – these…

Where and why I came to love wild food

Having never been given processed food as a child, by a mother who grew up in rural Wales during the war, I have always been interested in food. I spent a colourful childhood in Hongkong and Botswana and had a real understanding of where food came from.  As a 6 year old I saw decapitated chickens running around the food…

What to do when your nettle beer explodes?!
What to do when your nettle beer explodes?!

Gorgeous refreshing nettle and ginger beer stacked up in the workshop ready to drink but far too fizzy… oh damn the bottles are starting to explode.  This is as dangerous as a bomb going off if you happen to be in the vicinity of the bottles.  I recall a story by my in-laws whose ginger beer exploded and a piece…

What a weekend!

Wow!  we were totally blessed with perfect weather for Fat Hen’s gourmet wild food weekend last weekend 23/24th May.  blazing hot sunshine all weekend….We also had a great gang of people on our weekend including two lovely writers and three hilarious lads from Surrey.  We foraged for rock samphire, laver seaweed, sea beet, mallow flowers, hedge bedstraw, wood sorrel, pink…

Where we are

Gwenmenhir,
Boscawen-noon Farm,
St Buryan, Penzance,
Cornwall. TR19 6EH

Phone: 07767 792417

Email: caroline@fathen.org

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