The Hungry Gap – It’s almost over!
Mar28

The Hungry Gap – It’s almost over!

Spring in  Scotland is a wonderful time, with four seasons in one day, the best thing to do is be ready with the camera.  However, on a wet Saturday when it is blowing a gale and a bit of comfort is needed, why not explore your kitchen and see what something out of nothing you can create. Daughter and I had such a weekend, and in the freezer under a bag of breadcrumbs (more about that later) we discovered some hidden gems!  Summer is...

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Ah Say, Boy, Boy – what do you do when you have one chicken leg left over?
Dec17

Ah Say, Boy, Boy – what do you do when you have one chicken leg left over?

You look in the fridge and wrapped in cling film is the left-over chicken leg, saved from landfill!  Now what?  Often when we have good intentions with leftovers they just become a space filler on the fridge shelf and then our good intentions come to naught, when, with no inspiration, in the bin the food goes!  Does that sound familiar?  Or are you one of those creative culinaries who can take any ingredient and produce a stunning...

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Isle of Bute Sustainable Food Island?
Jul17

Isle of Bute Sustainable Food Island?

Sustainability is one of the buzz words that everyone is using, but what does it really mean?  When it comes to food there are a particular set of topics which have been developed by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation to help bring focus.  These six ‘key issues’ are used to structure an approach to create Sustainable Food Cities, and right across the UK there are many towns and cities which have taken up the challenge. Promoting...

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There’s a buzz aBute the place!
Jun16

There’s a buzz aBute the place!

Bute Produce are delighted with the addition of Eat Natural sponsored Beer Hive. Tuesday 6th June, we took delivery of our first “nuke of bees” supplied by North Ayrshire Beekeepers Association.  Rab Duff has successfully completed first stage of his Beekeeping training, adding new skills to the growing range of horticultural excellence at the garden.  In keeping with Fyne Futures environmental objectives, we are excited to take part...

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Call for volunteers
May04

Call for volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to support Bute Produce community garden.  The new season is well underway, and there are lots of activities to get involved with.  Volunteering with our Bute Produce team is a wonderful way to support goal of increasing locally grown produce.  You may have a wealth of knowledge and skills you can bring to the garden – here is an example of the type of horticultural activities that take place. The...

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