A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle

Cooking boredom

Here at Casa Tyr, we love to cook.

We don’t eat out very often, we never eat at fast food places, and we never buy convenience food. It’s not just being virtuous, we feel it takes no more time to whip up something delicious than it does to microwave a couple of packaged meals. And homemade certainly tastes better!

We also grow most of our own produce, so things naturally taste better, especially when cooked in our very own, delicious Yunquera Gold olive oil!

This time of year, however, we are struggling a bit. We really don’t like to buy vegetables, so the period between the end of our own asparagus, cauli and broccoli, and the beginning of the summer veg is a bit of a dry spell.

Cheat's sun-dried tomatoes

Last years sun-dried tomatoes (photo by Kenton@imagenary.co.uk)

Right now, for example, we have our own wonderful potatoes, garlic and onions, just picked and waiting for us. So there are loads of things to do with those!  But other vegetables? No, not ready yet.

Salads made without your own lettuce, peppers and tomatoes have no flavour. Vegetables bought from the supermarket are limp and flavourless, or at least we think so!

So right now, we’re bored. Come on, tomatoes, do your lovely stuff and ripen….soon!

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!

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