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Cone Print

16 January 2012


So I have been messing about with halftone images and paper cut outs, get yours in the shop.


11 October 2011


Whilst I was cleaning up the allotment I was offered a big bag of handsome knobbly quince, of course I accepted but have never cooked with them before. After recipe discussions with my fruit foraging and expert crayfish catching friend I decided to make a quince jelly and membrillo.

The quince jelly is fairly straight forward but you do need to allow time to drip slowly through a bag to get a nice clear jelly. The membrillo is equally easy but pushing through a sieve is slow work so if you have a mouli then use it! Membrillo is a classic spanish quince paste that tastes great with manchego cheese and a glass of sherry, you can also use it to flavour sauces. I have saved a couple of the fruits to try out in a quince and apple cake and it would be delicious added to a crumble. …READ MORE…

Tomato harvest

8 September 2011


Today I made tomato sauce. I have tried many tomato sauce recipes but the best in my opinion is Sarah Ravens Really rich tomato sauce recipe page 277 of her garden book, although I do fry off the tomato puree with the onion before I pop in the chopped tomatoes etc. I grow my tomatoes along the wall underneath my kitchen window mainly because they get more attention if they are right under our feet. This year I grew huge Costoluto Fiorentino, Gardeners Delight and sweet red and yellow cherry. I now have to find a recipe for the chilly looking green tomatoes left on the vine. …READ MORE…

Bring me sunshine

7 August 2011


The hot weather has popped out the sun worshipping sunflowers. I plant them in full sun and use seed that I collect from any local sunflowers that I like. …READ MORE…