Golden Tree with a Golden View 

Golden Tree with a Golden View 

Golden Tree with a Golden View  Visitors to our farm stay at this time of the year always comment on the golden views from the deck. For the month of May the view is more spectacular than at other times of the year. The reason: Fraxinus excelsior “Aurea” is in full...

Doug Hardman’s Visit

Doug Hardman’s Visit

Doug Hardman's Visit Doug visited us at Chestnut Brae and to find out all about chestnuts, catch a marron, feed the pigs, cows, turkeys and much more. While he was here he learnt all about the processing of chestnuts and along the way, Doug made a great video and...

Irish Strawberry Tree

Irish Strawberry Tree

The Irish Strawberry Tree Comes from Spain Every plant has story to tell, one of the most amazing stories comes from the Irish Strawberry tree. Arbutus unedo is an evergreen tree that grows near our farm stay The first surprise it presents that it is member of the...

Opera in the Orchard

Opera in the Orchard

Opera in the Orchard Jay Weston at Chestnut Brae & Chestnut Farm Tour Experience Saturday, October 31st, 2020 Gates open 11:00, Tour 12:00 repeated 13:30, Concert 15:00 This concert is limited to an audience of 100 in the orchard. The Opera will be held at...

Sweet Chestnuts Facts

Sweet Chestnuts Facts

Sweet Chestnut is a native of the Mediterranean and first introduced and grown in the UK  by the Romans , who used the fruits to make a porridge, called pollenta in Latin, which  is still consumed but only in the poorer regions of southern Europe.  It grows well on...

Cooking with Chestnuts The Italian Way Workshop

Cooking with Chestnuts The Italian Way Workshop

Join us for our very first Cooking with Chestnuts The Italian Way Workshop at Chestnut Brae Farm. 19th September  2020          11.30-2.00 Sponsored by Slow Food Swan Valley and Eastern Regions Cooking with Chestnuts... The Italian Way, will be led by renowned Chef...

How to cook with chestnut flour

How to cook with chestnut flour

Here is a great article on createdelicious.com website on how to cook with chestnut flour... Chestnut flour is undoubtedly the most underrated paleo flour option in the world. Why do I think it’s so amazing? Well, for one, it’s delicious.  The first time I sampled a...

Chestnut Trofie by Pasta Grannies

Chestnut Trofie by Pasta Grannies

Retired dairy farmer Cicci, from the mountains of Ligura, shares her recipe for trofie using a mixture of chestnut and wheat flour. They're a kind of twisted 'C' shape and an excellent vehicle for the parsley pesto. You can find chestnut flour online - it doesn't have...

Chestnut Ale – the gold medal and silver medal winner from WA

Chestnut Ale – the gold medal and silver medal winner from WA

Having two medals for our beer developed with Blackwood Brewery confirms our thinking that Chestnut Ale is the beer to drink. We first tasted chestnut ale in a little pub in Corsica and realised that this was one of the products we had to develop. To have the beer...

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