The Whitehouse Blog

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

The Long hot summer of 2012 continues

Posted: 25th July 2012 at 11:21 am

It has been a while scince I blogged.  We have had an amazing season - thank you to everyone who has visited us and in particular everone who has taken the time to wrtie us up on Trip Advisor and Via Michelin.  It makes a huge difference to us and is also vital in raising our profile.

The garden is overflowing with all sorts of salads and the soft fruits are winning the battle of the birds this year.  I picked a huge crop of chanterelles yesterday.  It is amazing what sushine can do!