A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle

Shopping list


We’ve taken a tally of items grown on our finca:

22 fruits

Cherries (3 types), rhubarb, strawberries, oranges, lemons, figs, olives (5 types), peaches, plums, apricots, apples, grapes, watermelon (2 types), blackberries, pears

5 nuts

Chestnuts (3 types), almonds, walnuts

50 vegetables

Onions (3 types), garlic, cabbages (2 types), leeks, fennel, lettuce (3 types), broccoli (2 types), broad beans, carrots, swede, parsnips, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, potatoes, peas, beans (2 types), spinach, rocket, radishes, asparagus, squash (3 types), zucchini, pumpkins, tomatoes (6 types), corn (3 types), cucumbers, peppers (3 types), hot peppers (5 types)

12 herbs

Lemon grass, coriander, basil (2 types), thyme, sage, rosemary, marjoram, oregano, chives, chervil, parsley, lavender, chamomile

The land must be prepared and fenced, the seeds planted, weeded, watered. Harvests must be frozen, cooked, preserved. Excess is given away, or made into our luxury beauty products. More on that later!

Author: Ann Larson

One-time IT executive who lives on a 22 acre olive farm in Spain with husband Kenton and 2 boxer dogs. We make Yunquera Gold olive oil, and soap and skincare products from same. We aim to make natural, fresh, and handmade products at affordable prices!

2 thoughts on “Shopping list

  1. Impressive mmy! xx