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Praise From Pittenweem Properties...


'We’re incredibly impressed with the excellent work Soil and Surf have carried out at a number of our rental properties to make sure gardens are the perfect place to relax. As well as all things garden related, they know a thing or two about seafood too! If you’re staying in any of our self catering properties, why not let them give you a demonstration before you tuck into some of the freshest seafood you can get?!' 🌿🐟🦐🦂🌱'

- Pittenweem Properties (client)

Soil And Surf - A Pop-Up Showcase...





Last weekend, friends of Soil and Surf joined us in our driftwood garden for a celebration of hills and harbours, mountains and mermaids, wildlife and waves. Profits of £470 were raised for the people who help keep us safe in our favourite wild places - ocean deep, mountain high - Anstruther Lifeboat Shop and Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team. Thank you to everyone who joined us and to supporters for digging deep and donating! And now, here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes…

Gamekeeper's Gallery
As Seen On TV! We journeyed into the wild with our special guest, Peter Mckinney, highland gamekeeper-turned-photographer. You may even remember him from documentary, Kill It, Cook It, Eat It. Amidst the beauty of the Cairngorm National Park and beyond - with its abundance of wildlife and epic mountain scenery - he always gets the perfect shot. Meanwhile, his wife, Kate poured the perfect shots at our alfresco bar...


Mermaid Cafe
12-2pm
Served in waves, guests experienced the taste of ’soil and surf’…special thanks to Pittenweem Hub for supplying our 'Hills and Harbour' gin, our friends in the highlands for the wild venison and to local fisherman, Nick, for the lobster. Also, pizza was created in our Ooni 3 wood-fired oven from Ooni and you can find a recipe for the base at https://bit.ly/33c4Foh

Gardener's Gallery
Elsewhere in our driftwood garden, we invited guests to experience creative gardening | coastal living. Jim showcased the fruits of his labour: a coast-inspired garden featuring beachcombed treasures and Pittenweem In Bloom award-winning driftwood sculpture, community allotment and handmade furniture crafted for #outdoorliving by the sea.

And Not-So-Hidden-Treasures...
2pm - 4pm
Our magical mermaids offered messages and massagesthe mermaid oracle card readings soothed minds while our trailed therapist Stephanie, soothed hardworking hands.

THANK YOU again for joining us where the mountains met the sea - for one day only - and experiencing the simple pleasures of a Soil and Surf lifestyle.








Build A Longer Table...


‘When you have more than you need, build a longer table, not a higher fence.’
We’re not sure who said it first but what a bonnie sentiment. Have a great week!

Image by Duke Photography

Sharing Our Seafood Secrets...






Thank you to Anstruther Harbour Festival for organising another beautiful event in sunny Anstruther! Would you like to discover the secrets of shellfish? You can book Jim - our creative captain at Soil and Surf - for public or even pre-dinner demo lessons in your own home.

The Captain's Table...





...just completed; a 4 metre alfresco dining table commissioned by our client, mixing old and new wood, painted in coastal mist and perfectly positioned for outdoor entertaining with ocean views!
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Tea Is Water, Bewitched...




Rise and shine! Plant and pick mint in your own garden for refreshing, morning tea. And look forward to evening mojitos, too... 

Out Of The Sea, Onto Your Plate...


Hauled from the creel this morning, delivered to our client, and it’s not even 10am! Soil and Surf can bring you #lobster and #crab, hand-picked, straight off local boats...
As a licensed buyer and seller of #shellfish, with 30+ years fishing experience, our creative captain can also share his expertise and enthusiasm at #demonstrations to educate, encourage and excite the palate. Catch Jim’s ‘dressing a crab’ demo at the upcoming @anstrutherharbourfest on Saturday 20th July.
Or, if you’d love to learn how to prepare delicious, creel-caught, local #seafood, we can even share our secrets at a pre-dinner demonstration…in your own home! Out of the sea, onto your plate.
Dive deeper at soilandsurf.com
Image by Duke Studios