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Al’s wild camping challenge

September 27th, 2018 Food

A mountain in the shape of an Elephant’s head; a golden sunset; star gazing over the mountains; juicy berries and pots of local jam and honey: If this sounds like something you’d only ever come across in a story book, perhaps it’s time you gathered together your favourite people and headed to the mountains…

In this video Al fulfils a promise to take his two eldest children on a wild camping trip to the top of La Chaux, his favourite local mountain in the shape of an Elephant’s head. As if heading out into the wilderness with two kids under six years old isn’t adventurous enough, Al somehow found himself agreeing to another challenge, to fuel the trip with food found within a 1.5 mile radius of home (and AliKats headquarters) in the Portes du Soleil village of Saint Jean d’Aulps.

In keeping with AliKats’ environmental policy of reducing food miles as much as possible, Al’s challenge is to go on foot to find enough tasty produce in local shops and gardens to keep the campers happy and well fed on their trip.

Follow the campers in their adventure in this video. The happy faces, spectacular views and mountain vibes will make your feet itch for your next mountain adventure!

The Freshness of Spring

May 22nd, 2023 Food, Wellness

As the world around us greens and grows, there is an explosion of vigour that we’ve been waiting for all winter. Our bodies are aching for freshness after a winter of root vegetables, pickles and preserves. Our store cupboards are emptying and as the days lengthen and the sun starts…

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How to Make Yogurt From Scratch

April 3rd, 2023 Food

At AliKats, we supply all of our catered chalets with homemade yoghurt. To make this quantity we use a yoghurt machine, but the principles of homemade yoghurt are incredibly straightforward and don’t require anything fancy if you’re making it in small batches.

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How to Make Ice Cream From Scratch

April 3rd, 2023 Food

Now, I don’t need to convince you that homemade ice cream is delicious. All ice cream is delicious. What you may not have considered, however, is the pure, unadulterated freedom that making your own ice cream gives you. You want triple chocolate cookie dough, salted caramel and a peanut butter…

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How to Make Butter From Scratch

April 3rd, 2023 Food

Butter is a familiar face in the weekly household shop, but it’s actually really easy to make at home, and it’s unbelievably versatile. Rich and creamy, you can absolutely taste the difference, and it requires a mere 2 ingredients!  

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