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I have decided on a different strategy when it comes to jam making. The usual time was in the middle of summer when the weather is (hopefully) quite hot and it is all rather tiring. 100 more words


Chilli Jam

I finally collected enough jam jars to make a half batch of Chilli Jam.  I wasn’t sure what it would be like so I was happy to do the half in case I didn’t like it.  66 more words

Kitchen Doings

Grapefruit Marmalade

I think I have mentioned before that my citrus is going great guns this year.  Well the grapefruit is no exception.  I have loads of them.  274 more words


The Jam

There are some days when I am rather overambitious in bringing home more food than I really know what to do with. I’ve got better over the years, and now, if I am spending a day working on aubergine recipes, for example, I no longer end up with a grocer’s shops-worth of them. 353 more words


Falling in Love with Somerset

We have moved to Somerset for a month now. Apart from my weekly yoga lessons, I haven’t had any other exercise. My excuse had been that running along the country lanes isn’t safe. 1,067 more words

Parent Child Relationship

Not Such a Fruitless Exercise - Autumn Foraging

It was my own fault, really – I’d driven by the trees on many occasions, ferrying the children to and from school for the last few weeks and I admired the ripe fruit, making a mental note to ask the man who lived at the house at the end of the road for permission to pick the damsons. 500 more words

Inspired By Nature

Home-Made Wines

I have never made any home-made wine, and I don’t plan to start anytime soon, but I thought I’d share a few recipes from a little book about wine making I have.   256 more words

Vintage Cookbook