Velvet Cloud Sheep’s Milk – Dukkah and Springtime
Yesterday on Twitter the journalist Suzanne Campbell posted a lunch she was having in Airfield Estate at the Overend’s Kitchen. If you haven’t been to Airfield and are in Dublin you should give it a visit. It’s very near Dundrum shopping centre, has a wonderful garden with amazing vegetables, farm animals for children and the lovely restaurant and café Overends Kitchen. Anyhow the dish Suzanne posted a photo of was Lamb shish kebab, garden greens, and a Velvet Cloud yogurt hazelnut dukkah. I confess I had no idea what dukkah was, so I had to look it up.
Duqqa, du’ah, do’a, or dukkah is an Egyptian and Middle Eastern condiment consisting of a mixture of herbs, nuts, and spices.
So it inspired this week’s simple recipe, which is a Yogurt dukkah. This works beautifully as a dip for vegetable sticks or flatbreads, as a sauce in a pitta, or drizzled over a salad. It brings serving homemade soup to a new level, as the mix of creamy yogurt and coarse nut sprinkle on top is superb. I’ve put the recipe on our site here.
There is a smell of spring in the air, the early flowers are peaking up, and I found this cute bird’s nest on my walk with the dogs yesterday. Although I think the nest is from last season and has been exposed when someone was cutting back some hedgerow? I am always amazed that a tiny animal made such an intricate structure with just a beak?
For those asking we have some sheep’s milk back in stock. Don’t forget if you are a regular online buyer you can easily sign up for a subscription so you never forget to order and save yourself time. We will also take back all your packaging FREE of charge once you have collected six boxes.
If you can please continue to support your local independent food store, nag your local SuperValu to get Velvet Cloud in or simply buy here online. Every single order helps us!
Have a lovely week