Rezare Farmhouse Sustainable alternatives to smoked salmon

Sustainable alternatives to smoked salmon

Until early 2010 we offered smoked salmon with scrambled eggs as an option on our breakfast menu. It was a very popular option, and rightly so, being a high quality product from the excellent Tregida Smokehouse.

However, we had been growing uneasy about serving it for a couple of reasons, neither to do with the quality of the product itself.

The first is that the raw salmon is farmed in Scotland, and then transported quite some distance to Cornwall to be smoked. Secondly, and more importantly, however, is the fact that the majority of farmed salmon is fed on fishmeal, which is produced by catching and processing large volumes of smaller fish which occupy a place lower down the food chain. read more

Holywell Bay and our fave cave on a walking holiday

walking holidays and walking breaks in Cornwall.

The best way to see Cornwall? Walk it!

Holywell Bay at low tide is a “must visit” for anyone who loves to see the unusual and the beautiful. You don’t have to be a geology buff! I repeat, if you want a day with a big Wow in it, then check your tide tables out.

The calcium carbonate deposits in the pictures are extremely slow creations. Called speleothems, at close quarters they feel and act like bath mats. Although engulfed by water that drips all over the rock it is not slippery like seaweed but with good walking boots is easily traversed… Read More

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South Penquite Farm Bushcraft courses 2011

Bushcraft Courses

“…essential field skills for all ages…”

This year Yurtworks and South Penquite Farm are running Wildworks Bushcraft days throughout the summer holidays. These family days are an introduction to bushcraft and nature awareness skills that you will be able to use and practice on your holiday and beyond. It is a course where you learn about the local wildlife and the environment in a fun and engaging way and take away skills that you can practice wherever you are. The day is made up of natural shelter building, exploring different ways of making fire, fire safety, and cooking on an open fire. The sessions are very hands on, and you will get to try all the activities…. Read More

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Mylor Harbourside host Cornish oyster festival

Enjoy the Oyster Event

Friday 25th, Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th March

We’ll be hosting the annual Oyster Gathering and Seafood Harvest event, which is a great chance to sample the locally caught oysters with some other Cornish produce.

You can take a trip to join the oystermen on the water, experiencing life as part of the last remaining sailing oyster fleets – an experience that should not be missed!

Feeling brave? Try an oyster in its raw state, straight out of the shell, for an interesting culinary experience! Or taste some mouth watering oyster dishes from Arty Williams, Head Chef at the Cove Bar & Restaurant, Maenporth Beach.

Visit the Oyster Gathering & Seafood Harvest Event website

Cornwall Trade Association Wins National Award

The Cornwall Branch of the British Holiday and Home Parks Association (BH&HPA) recently won national recognition with an award for membership services at the Association’s Annual Conference in Warwickshire.

The award was presented by environmentalist and TV celebrity Professor David Bellamy to Branch Chairman Norman Bliss during a packed two-day programme which included presentations from Tourism Minister John Penrose MP and the President of The Woodland Trust, comedian Clive Anderson.

‘In these financially and environmentally challenging times it makes sense for us to work more collaboratively’ commented Mr Bliss, ‘and the great thing about the Association is that it allows information, advice and best practice to flow between business. The parks in Cornwall generate 24 percent of the £1.3 billlion annual visitor spend in the Cornish economy. Lodges, chalets and caravan holiday homes have a significant part to play in addressing the ‘second homes’ issue and residential parks make a welcome contribution to the affordable housing market, particularly for senior residents. This is an important sector to the life and work of Cornwall and the BH&HPA reflects that.’

The Association represents some 140 Touring, Holiday and Home Parks in Cornwall and over 2,000 parks across the UK.