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Once more unto the breach…

There is a wonderful smell drifting up from my kitchen as my new Hot Courgette Chutney reduces in the pan. If its a success I will post the recipe later but in the meantime here’s a few tantalising pics to keep you going… Courgettes have been standing for nearly 2 hours covered with salt to…

Strawberry Jam & Inner Peace?

Strawberry Jam & Inner Peace? I can’t help finding a kind of inner peace as I stand by the cooker stirring. Watching for that magical moment when my ingredients find that moment of metamorphosis, the sugar solution turns into liquid crystal & all the fruit is suspended in it’s sparkly glory. It makes me happy. Of course it…

foraging cherry-plums

Wild cherries, cherry-plums & turning into my mother

Foraging My parents were, and still are, great foragers; I used to think they were slightly batty as they dragged us around the countryside, as children, looking for free stuff!. I guess it rubbed off more than I thought. Himself grew up in Somerset and was a great scrumper apparently…and he’s still fab at jumping gates!…