Category Archives: Fruit

The Life of Rowan

Rowan trees are everywhere.  I didn’t know what they were until my mum pointed them out to me this year and now I can’t stop seeing them all over the place.   This is what they look like: When I … Continue reading

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Damson Gin and Jam

I stumbled across some damsons in the greengrocer the other day and I realised I had neither eaten them raw nor cooked with them before so I couldn’t resist snatching some up to see what they had to offer. As … Continue reading

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Vanilla and Elderflower Pavlova

A British summer cannot pass by without a considerable consumption of Strawberries and Cream.  This is not a tradition that should be messed around with – a cooked strawberry in my opinion is a ruined strawberry.  In this respect a Pavlova comes in very handy, … Continue reading

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Bircher Muesli with Rhubarb Compote

With James away on a stag weekend, I couldn’t really justify the customary Saturday-morning-bacon-sandwich – somehow the idea of making one on my own seemed a little too self indulgent, plus it’s usually his job.  So I guess what I’ve … Continue reading

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Blood Orange with Star Anise Syrup

Blood oranges don’t normally appear in the UK until the end of January and then they only stick around for a couple of months – so it’s important that in February and March you get your fix.  We got a … Continue reading

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Happy Cranberry Day!

It was news to me aswell, but apparently today is National Cranberry Day, well…in America anyway.  As luck would have it, I’m a 1/16th American and happened to have some fresh cranberries in my fridge.  I also had a whole heap … Continue reading

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Spiced Apple Chutney

Our veg box and the recipes I’ve been writing for work have produced a bit of a surplus of apples and pears, so what better I thought than a nice spicy chutney to keep us going for a while and to … Continue reading

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