May 19th 2010

Going To The Show

This week we are all getting ready for the Devon County Show. I've been setting up the stall today down in Exeter trying to make old bits of hessian which used to line the corn bin into a 'rustic chic' back drop! Back at the farm Keith, the butcher, has been preparing fantastic cuts of meat - beautiful racks of lamb arranged into guards of honour with little paper hats, rib eye steaks, and as the weather forecast looks hot, tempting koftas and kebabs for the barbecue. We are launching our new range of summer cuts at the show, lamb kebabs in a spicy marinade and pork kebabs in hoisin sauce as well as all the best selling sausages which we seem to hand out in a never ending supply of tasters at the shows! Ann who helps us in the butchery has been hand pressing hundreds of steakburgers ready for cooking, while I've been making some home made tomato relish and horseradish sauce to go with them. There is no shortage of horseradish growing in the garden at the moment, the only trouble is peeling and grating it is a tearful business! However I've discovered the food processor makes the grating less painful!