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Stardust; the Hemsley sisters visit Wild Beef

February 18, 2015

Our farming philosophy means we have had the honour of welcoming quite a few special guests over the last few years. In August 2013 we were championed by Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley, who spent two days with us at Hillhead Farm. The sisters kicked off their Thoughtful Eating tour with Samsung GALAXY S4 and drove down to Devon to learn about our wild farming technique and grass reared beef and cook a wonderful beef stew. They and their crew were totally engaging with boundless energy and charm. Their cook book ‘The Art of Eating Well’ is already onto its third reprint and is great for everyone who wants a healthy lifestyle. The Beef Stew and Lamb Meatballs with Cauliflower Tabouleh...

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Chagword 2015 - 'The Perfect Meal'

February 11, 2015

Chagword is Dartmoor’s Literary Festival in Chagford and takes place from 13th to 15th March 2015. During the festival you can meet 10 authors & poets, 2 journalists & broadcasters, 2 author/illustrators, 1 more illustrator, an editor, a publisher and…a chef. That’s where we come in. We are a proud sponsor of 'The Perfect Meal' the event where 2-Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines MBE and Oxford University based experimental psychologist Professor Charles Spence will explore what makes for the perfect dining experience.    More information about the festival can be found at www.chagword.com 

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Recipe: Wild Beef skirt steak fajita’s with homemade guacamole

February 11, 2015

Skirt steak has a full beefy flavour and is best slow-cooked or (medium) rare for the most tender texture. It’s the classic cut for fajita’s, which make a great weekday meal. The great thing about fajita's is everyone can ‘DIY’ their own at the dining table! The guacamole to go with these fajita’s is easy to make and full of fresh and healthy ingredients.     This recipe is for six fajita’s and serves two people. You will need the following ingredients: For the skirt steak: 250g Wild Beef skirt steak 1 pepper, cut into strips 1 onion, sliced in rings 1 red chili pepper, finely chopped, to taste pinch of pepper and salt 100ml tequila ½ lime, juice onlybutter For...

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Meanwhile at Hillhead Farm, February 2015

February 08, 2015

The yearly gather from the moor is a magic vignette. This year our animals were spread out grazing the top of the cleave, about half a mile away.  I called, and the nearest animal, a first year mother, not knowing, moved  away back into the herd.  I called again; grazing ceased, and heads went up.  Another call – is that what I think it is? – does he mean it? – I think he does!  With that, the older cows beginning walking towards me; they all do, then faster, and faster -- they trot, the claves in their wake, they know not why. Finally they stampede, towards and past me, on to the moor gate. I follow, and let them...

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