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Recipe for Damson Jam – Simple seasonal recipes

Recipe for Damson Jam – Simple seasonal recipes

Here is a really simple and relatively low-in-sugar recipe for Damson Jam. Damsons are more bitter than other plums but make great jam. Damsons are a sub-species of plum that crop well throughout the UK, blossoming in April and fruiting between August and October....
Sloe Gin alternative: Classic Basque liqueur Patxaran

Sloe Gin alternative: Classic Basque liqueur Patxaran

Here is a Sloe Gin alternative courtesy of northern Spain: a classic Basque drink called Patxaran. It is similar to sloe gin but made with Anise rather than Gin. Patxaran is a very popular drink in El País Vasco (The Basque Country) dating back to the middle ages that...
Homegrown Teas – Better for you, tastier and free

Homegrown Teas – Better for you, tastier and free

Herbs are very easy to grow and as well as being wonderful to cook with, also make medicinal, tasty, fragrant infusions that are better for us than shop-bought bags or leaves and free once you have your plants. Let’s take a look at some of the different...
Hazelnut Spread Recipe – Super simple super tasty!

Hazelnut Spread Recipe – Super simple super tasty!

Ultra easy Nutella-style Hazelnut Spread Recipe that you can make in minutes. Great way to use hazelnuts that grow so well in the UK. In another post we looked at Nuts we can grow in the UK. Hazelnuts are the easiest to get a decent crop of and can be grown...
Recipe for Rhubarb Crumble –  Simple seasonal recipe

Recipe for Rhubarb Crumble – Simple seasonal recipe

Here is a really simple seasonal recipe for Rhubarb Crumble. Rhubarb is a hardy perennial that is so easy to grow year after year and there is a long harvest between April and August. Everyone should have a rhubarb patch! And everyone should have a recipe for Rhubarb...
Cleavers Tea – Tasty, cleansing and free

Cleavers Tea – Tasty, cleansing and free

Cleavers Tea is a great drink that is not only abundantly and freely available during spring and summer, but also very nice tasting and extremely healthy. Why not give it a try? Cleavers is a common weed also known as sticky willow/sticky...

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