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Many of you will know Peelham Farm from the many markets around Edinburgh and the Borders, and although a family run business, Denise Walton is the woman we normally see propping up the stall, come rain, wind or sun. She maybe soft spoken, but this matriarch is a force to be reckoned with. Passion, as well as farming, runs in her blood, and the ethics she and her family believe in puts her at the forefront of Scottish producers. Peelham's is organic through and through; from the feed they grow for their animals; organically reared native and rare breed pigs, cattle and sheep roam freely. Even their on-site butchery unit is organically certified. Animal welfare is key and Denise believes that happy animals make for great meat. I've been fortunate to visit the farm several times, and it brings a smile to my face to see Tamworth pigs rooting in the earth as piglets get up to all sorts of mischief. 

Get to the market early if you want to make this month's recipe using the much sort after mixed bag of sausage rejects, they go in a blink of an eye!

Giant Sausage and Egg Roll
2lb/800g sausages (I love Peelham's mixed)
1/2 doz chopped spring onions
2tbls chopped parsley
3tbls sour cream
Butter for greasing
2 sheets of ready rolled puff pastry, chilled
4 boiled eggs (either soft or hard)
1 beaten egg


Next
Skin sausages and plop into a bowl, Squidge together with onions, parsley and cream.
Unroll one sheet of the pastry onto a greased baking sheet. 
Slap half the sausagemeat onto the centre of the pastry, leaving a border. Place boiled eggs lengthways down the centre of the filling, cover with remaining sausagemeat.
Brush edges of pastry with egg and cover with the other sheet of pastry.
Squish the edges with the flat of a fork, trim if it looks raggy.
Brush with remaining egg and put in the fridge for 10mins.
Slam onto middle shelf of a pre-heated oven 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6 for about an hour.
When golden, remove from oven and cool. 
Great for picnics.

What else is in my basket this month Crab, mackerel, sardines, sea trout, wild trout, clams, pike, lamb, fennel, runner and French beans, courgettes, artichokes, chicory, rocket, garlic, aubergines, nasturtiums,  raspberries, peaches, apricots, lavender, strawberries, greengages, cherries, blackcurrants.


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