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blackberry vodka

Blackberry Vodka

There are plenty of blackberries around at the moment so I would urge you all to go out and pick some. Not only are blackberries a fantastic source of vitamin C, they taste great and are extremely versatile and can be used in baking, crumbles, jams, chutneys and drinks. The following recipe is so easy […]

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Poached Rhubarb

This is how I poach Rhubarb – you will need Approx 500gms rhubarb 100gms sugar 2 tablespoons of orange juice 1/2 cinnamon stick or some finely cut stemmed ginger Remove the leaves and trim the ends of the rhubarb – if the stems are fairly thick remove any stringy bits. Wash the stems and then […]

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Crab Apples

Autumn is Here!

Well autumn looks like it has arrived with a vast deluge of rain so to cheer ourselves up we need to make the most of what our fabulous countryside has to offer (that is if the ground isn’t flooded!). There is nothing nicer on a dry autumnal day to go for a walk and feel […]

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September Jobs in the Veg Patch

Continue to harvest any summer vegetables such as runner beans, peppers, chillies, sweetcorn and courgettes to name a few. Plant overwintering autumn onion sets. Sow winter lettuce. Turn your compost heap Pick all your remaining tomatoes including the green ones – these can be brought indoors to ripen or can be made into green tomato […]

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blackberry apple cobbler

Blackberry and Apple Cobbler

Here is the promised recipe for the blackberry & apple cobbler Preheat the oven to 220C/Gas 7/fan oven 200C Ingredients For the topping 200g/8oz Self raising flour 85g/3oz butter – cut into pieces 50g/2oz brown sugar (actually any sugar will do) 150g Natural yoghurt – I didn’t have enough so I also added a dollop […]

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