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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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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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Pot the chutney into hot, clean jars but don’t put the lid on until completely cold

Green Bean Chutney

This recipe is great for those that have a glut of runner beans Ingredients  1½lbs (700gms) runner beans, sliced 2lbs (900gms) Onions, chopped (I put mine in the food processor) 3/4lb (350gms) demerara sugar 1 Pint (570ml) Vinegar 1 Heaped teaspoon tumeric 1 Heaped teaspoon mustard powder 1 Tablespoon of cornflour 1 Heaped teaspoon of […]

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Marrow & Pecan cake with maple icing

Here is the recipe for the cake that I posted on Facebook Ingredients 250ml/9fl oz sunflower oil 300g/11oz self raising flour 3tsp mixed spice 1/2 tsp baking powder 250gm/9oz soft brown sugar 4 large eggs Finely grated zest and juice of 1 orange 11oz marrow flesh – this can be grated or chopped but does […]

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Elderflower Champagne

I posted this recipe last year and although my Champagne was successful it tasted rather watery so I have amended the ingredients! Elderflowers can now be seen everywhere from towns to countryside so here is an easy recipe to make a fabulous summer drink out of them. You will need 10-12 Large Elderflowers (or several […]

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