Browsing All posts tagged under »Autumn«

Tiny Toffee Apples

November 10, 2011

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I was going to save this until next Halloween, but what’s a little hot toffee apple between friends? 1 Bag of Small Cox Apples – about 10 1 Handful of stolen McDonalds Coffee Stirrers 400 g Caster Sugar 100 ml Water 1 Teaspoon Vinegar 4 Tbsp Golden Syrup A Jam Thermometer Wash the apples in […]

Ed’s Minestrone

November 6, 2011

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An interview with a man about how he makes his soup.

Apple Pie

September 28, 2011

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My Grandma’s apple pie was always my favourite. The crust was almost like shortbread. Soft, but not soggy. The pastry was sprinkled with sugar, yet not too sweet. In the last 20 odd years I have tried to find something to compare, but the pastry has always been too heavy, the apples too hard or […]

Pretty Pear Jelly

September 20, 2011

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Last week I found myself with a surfeit of pears. The one and only William pear from my own little tree, plus a whole basket of mixed pears from my friendly neighbours. I used the soft William pears in another Pear and Almond Cake but still had lots of conference pears left. I knew that […]

Autumn 2010

October 10, 2010

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It’s getting to the time of year when I reflect upon how the garden has shaped up. There are still a few bits of colour around: a few grapes on the vine, the pink japanese anemones, some self seeded violas in with the vegetables. My favourite Verbena Bonariensis has been really feeble though. Anyone else […]

Sunday Walkies

November 8, 2009

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It took George and I until lunch time to get dressed and out for a walk today. That’s Sundays for you. When we finally got out the sun was shining, the trees were Autumnal and the dogster was champing at the bit. We saw some lovely toadstools and mushrooms on the way George did warn […]