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One of the very marvellous things about June is that it is Strawberry season!  Strawberry picking is an annual event and what better way to devour them (asides from in the middle of the field) is to encase them in a gooey meringue and fresh vanilla cream. The mini pavlova I create above was made […]
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May / June (depending on the weather) is when the hedgerows in Sussex begin to fill to the brim with Elderflower.  A few years ago our Autumn hedgerows could be foraged at our leisure for the brambles and sloes to make our Autumn foraged foods… but the trend for all things home made has seen […]

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I used to get Rose Hip syrup with warm water before bed everynight… “kekkle boil and clean water” is what I used to call this hot sweet drink by Mum served up to me. It is the richest source of Vitamin C and has a super sweet delicious taste – it is meant to also […]
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We only have a small Red Russet tree in our garden…  Sweet and crisp (and disease resilient) we managed to get about 4kg of fruit from a 3 year old tree.  So we munched some, stored some and decided to make a twist on my Sussex apple cake .. mixed with a handful of Brambles […]
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As per my earlier Celebration post..  this morning, as our family tradition, we made pancakes for breakfast (hence the rather dark looking picture this grim February morn)..  delicious and a family fave, there are so many different ways to cook a pancake – some say leave the batter, some say add an egg at the […]
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