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…

Apple & Marmalade cake

Apple & Marmalade Cake – Recipe

Love a bit of cake I do!. This is easy & perfect with a cup of tea! Apple & Marmalade Cake (after River Cottage) Ingredients 100g ground almonds 175g light brown flour 2 teaspoons baking powder A pinch of salt 3–4 large eating apples (about 500g in total) 200g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing…

Bread recipe

Give us our daily bread

Years ago when my children were much younger I baked bread religiously every week. Three 1llb loaves; two in the freezer, one out for eating. No hassle, no-knead bread. I used a recipe I found in the Cranks Recipe Book (it’s a well used book as you can tell) which, in turn was based on…

rhubarb & elderflower jam

Rhubarb & Elderflower Jam

Rhubarb & Elderflower Jam I recently read online that elderflower makes a delicious addition to rhubarb jam. One of the best spring jams in my opinion is gooseberry & elderflower so I’m game! Want to have a go? 1kg chopped rhubarb 1kg sugar or jam sugar 5-6 elderflower blooms Juice of 1/2 lemon (omit if…