The Whitehouse Blog

Elderberry jus

Posted: 27th September 2012 at 05:31 pm

I have just been talking to Mike about tonight's menu.  He will be cooking Morvern venison in Pedro Ximenes' sherry with an elderberry jus.  Sounds delicious to me and then he said he would also be cooking pine infused wood pidgeon with chorizo.  A difficult choice.  

Rowan berry fest

Posted: 17th September 2012 at 04:28 pm

2012 is a bumper year for rowan berries on the West Coast which is a relief as last year the gales blew all the flowers off and there was not a red berry to be found.  Stockes or rowan jelly have been running low but the cauldrons are boiling again  and jelly on the way.  Here is a picture of some of the crop.

Rowan berries from Ardtornish

Ardtornish quails on the menu

Posted: 30th August 2012 at 05:58 pm

Delicious and delicate - the quails that have been laying eggs for us are now on the menu themselves.  Mike will pan roast them with the chanterelles collected this morning.

Chanterelles  picked this morning by Mike