Velvet Cloud – Farm Update & Sunshine Menu Suggestions

Like all farmers in Ireland, it is all systems go as soon as the sun comes out. So we’ve been able to prepare the ground for a new fodder beat crop, which hopefully we can sew this week. Also, the grass has started to grow like mad, which is fantastic because we were getting a bit worried. We set up a paddock system at this time of year, so the girls get to graze a totally fresh piece of grass every few days. You can keep an eye on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for video updates this week.

I am also trying to get to grips with Instagram reels – (fast little 15/30 sec videos, which are great for showing recipes), but all this technology is wrecking my head! As soon as you grasp something, another new thing comes along 🙁 Anyhow, I have a reel made on Instagram of the spicy cauliflower and fish cake recipes pictured below, and the full recipes are on the website.

Some sunshine menu ideas from this week:

  • Spicy Velvet Cloud yoghurt marinated roast cauliflower.
  • Fish cakes, made and served with Velvet Cloud & served with a tahini sheep’s yoghurt dip.
  • Ottolenghi charred tomatoes with cold yoghurt, posted by Cookery Teacher Gina Griffin
  • Zaatar roast cauliflower, green wheat freekeh, kalettes, pomegranate, Velvet Cloud tahini labneh – posted by the wonderful restaurant Woodruff in Stepaside Dublin, doing click and collect at the moment.

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