We keep trying to beat the fox by keeping a selection of Rare Breed hens which lay multi coloured Eggs. These include Legbars, Marans, Light Sussex and Orpingtons. One friendless fox, now 'mort' has been replaced by another! We know where he is............
Our award-winning eggs. My husbands cake was not so successful.............
Celebrating 60 years of living at Dunstarn Farm we chose to mark the occasion with a Picnic Theatre Event behind the farmhouse in one of the wild flower haymeadows. Pride and Prejudice was performed to an audience of about 260 by Chapterhouse Theatre Co in July 2017 and Robin Hood and His Merry Men in 2018.
Gates opened at 5.00pm and picnics were consumed in glorious sunshine and a warm breeze, the footballers of 2017 returned a year taller! Cafe Felice supplied a selection of drinks and the raspberry coloured sunset accompanied the departing audience.
A PICNIC SHOULD BE "SOMETHING ESPECIALLY AGREEABLE OR EASILY ACCOMPLISHED".
We will be sending a cheque to our local Riding for the Disabled venue at the Donkey Sanctuary in Eccup.
Has anyone tried making verrines?
These "verrines" usually include a carb pasta or couscous; veg (salad or roast eg); protein (egg mayonnaise, tuna or chopped ham) and a sauce on top; Lemon or Mustard Mayo.
Assemble in layers, screw on the lid and ta dah, your picnic fayre both looks and tastes great.
No plates, just a spoon or fork and perhaps a knapkin for the sticky bits.
Same system for desert - layer of crushed biscuits or cake; fruit; then yogurt/custard/cream for the topping.
Light to carry and environmentally friendly ............................ We may take some to the Great Yorkshire Show for our picnic.