Julie & Steve Olley – Croft 36, Harris

By Julia Welstead I’m in croft heaven. Twice-my-height willows sway and flex in the breeze all around me, thriving on fertile coastal ground knee deep with grasses and sedges, buttercups and rushes, marsh marigold and silverweed. Veggie patches and fruit bushes blend into this biodiverse haven, organic in every sense. A polytunnel crammed with burgeoningRead more ⟶

Heike Winter – Mustheb, Harris

By Julia Welstead “Fortune or luck is my theme” Heike of Mustheb tells me as we settle in for a blether in her wonderfully warm and aromatic kitchen. I would liken this room, the heart of her mustard making adventure, to any artist’s studio or chemist’s laboratory. It’s a hub of creative experiment. Heike’s fortune,Read more ⟶

Jane and Paul – JP Orkney

Today we’re meeting Paul and Jane of JP Orkney who make gorgeous hampers packed full with delicious jams, chutneys, sauces, brownies, tablet and fudge made in their Birsay kitchen in the lovely Orkney Isles.  Paul and Jane love working with seasonal and local ingredients and try coming up with new twists on classic products. HaveRead more ⟶