It’s that time of year again! The apples are coming off the trees and ready for so many recipes, including Christmas pudding! All the ingredients have been gathered. This year I am adding the following homegrown/made ingredients. Apple Brandy, Apple Wine, Sourdough bread, Apple, Oranges, and Lemon. Unfortunately, the seedless grape harvest was poor...Continue reading
So the nectarine jam was not what I would consider a success. I thought it might produce a jam similar to apricot, but it just didn’t have the flavour. The jam tasted sweet with a slight hint of a peachy nectarine flavour. In my opinion, it would have been nicer with a higher acidity....Continue reading
Oh baby, yes it can be done and produces a tasty jam. Nectarine jam is a reality. Made from Nectarines grown in Devon, UK. Tasty, I’ll put the recipe in the website sion....
A curd is a thick custard conserve, in its purest form, made from a fruit, butter, eggs, and sugar. This Lime Curd recipe is simple and how lime curd should be made, no artificial additives or thickeners....
We have soon many eggs, so are getting creative. Barbara came up with a great idea, mini frittatas. Really easy to make. We’ve used silicone muffin moulds. Simply scramble the egg with a dash of milk and season with salt and pepper. In the bottom of each muffin mould, put a sprinkling of your...Continue reading
Marzipan is easily bought in the shops ready made. However, it is often full of unnecessary ingredients such as oils, colouring and flavouring. Ok it is convenient to buy already made in a packet, but it is sooooo simple to make and only requires basic ingredients. It doesn't look as yellow, because it doesn't...Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I made this year's Christmas Cake. Fruit cake is one of my favourite cakes and in my mind, Christmas Cake is the king of all fruit cakes. I use the same recipe each year using the same recipe donated by my mother. In fact this recipe is the basis...Continue reading
We are having a nice crop of plums this year. However, there are only so many plums you can eat. With the dry weather this year they have been quite small and slow to fill out. However, with the downpours over the last week, they have begun to swell a bit too quick splitting...Continue reading
From late May to June we can smell the sweet scent of elder flowers in the air. We are fortunate to have elder bushes growing in our hedgerows as well as a purple variety (that produces pink flowers) we have planted around the garden and fields. We take full advantage of the elder flowers...Continue reading
We have planted apricot trees which are suitable for the UK climate, but are still young and haven't produced any fruit. However, at this time of year (June/July), fresh apricots are relatively cheap, and readily available in the shops. Although out of season (for the UK) and imported, I justified buying a small quantity...Continue reading