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 and butter pudding from The jam Tart

Sharing…recipes

Sharing…recipes I spoke to a lovely lady in Shifnal at the weekend, She’d really enjoyed the last posting here and was keen to try the Clementine Marmalade recipe. I love chatting about jamming. I’m not interested in celebrity gossip & I feel my opinions on world affairs are neither knowledgeable nor of much value BUT I can talk jam!…

Oxford Marmalade

Too good to be true. Adventures in Marmalade.

Back in October I mentioned making marmalade…and the easy recipe I’d found. And it’s a good job I did find it; if I’d had to make the Oxford Marmalade I’ve finished today I’d probably never attempt it again. Cheeses wept! What a faff! I’m going to have to work on that recipe & get the setting point…