Pickled Part 2

Lime Pickle…Part 2 Well, I managed to rinse the salt off this little lot of limes without losing too much flavour (boy was it salty) In the pan they went with some other stuff… (Here’s where I had to go back to the shops for some spices as my supply had mysteriously disappeared) Left it all…

Pickled

I love lime pickle. I didn’t always. I used to think it was really (chilli) hot but I realise now it’s just the saltiness of it. Almost every recipe I found seemed to want me to leave it standing on a sunny window sill for weeks but I’m not that patient. So, I was very…

There are times…

There are times, like these past few days, when I think I’ll just jack it all in.  I really need to let things go but I’m a mitherer. There are times too when I can’t stand for more than a couple of hours due to chronic foot pain just makes me want to head for…

Too much fruit!

Last week I bought some limes with the intention of starting some Lime Pickle. I also bought some clementines for marmalade and lemons for my gin. Time got away from me, the preserves didnt get made & I’ve given up the gin, temporarily, in favour of green smoothies (sad, but true). The fruit was staring…

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 &…