wild plum jam

Squished plums.

Squished Plums In my mind there are few jams that are nicer than damson. It’s such an old fashioned jam but, talking to my customers, it seems that all but the hardiest of jam makers won’t bother with it. Because of the stones. Many of my older customers prefer the stones being left in &…

Love cheese?

I’m beginning to get worried. We’re three weeks away from Christmas and not once have I had my ‘ it’s Christmas Day, where is the tree & why haven’t I bought any presents?’ dream. In fact I’m dangerously calm. I suspect the It’s Christmas Day, Where Is The Tree & Why Haven’t I Bought Presents?…

raspberry buns recipe

Sharing – Part II

I had a tweet last week from one of my customers @eatupshrewsbury telling me they were making rock cakes with my raspberry jam. Instant transportation back to Domestic Science classes in school and one of the first things we were taught to bake. I’ve checked the recipe out again and here we go: Raspberry Buns or…

Life, the universe and everything…

Sleep. *laughs hysterically*   2.30 am…ping…wide awake. Again.   Then it hit me.   I’m so busy during the day that time passes me by; I thought yesterday –Monday- was Tuesday, I’d worked so hard I thought I must be Tuesday, surely?   I, obviously, need to be grateful to my brain for waking me up;…

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Wild thing…a foraging Odyssey

Wild thing…a foraging Odyssey I was slightly worried when we went on holiday at the end of August that we would miss the best of the foraging. There was a last minute trek over towards Shrewsbury on the Monday evening, before we were due to leave on the Thursday, to collect as many wild plums as…