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Aug 12th, 2016

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The autumn harvest has started with the plums. Last year we had about six in total – this year I have already picked more than 20lb. I’m having to pick them as soon as they are anything approaching ripe, because otherwise they are eaten by a combination of deer, jays and wasps, so rather than […]

Jun 13th, 2016

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I love Strawberry jam – so today I took advantage of the fact that they are ridiculously cheap at the moment and bought a big batch to make jam. I should also say that they are in season Scottish and quite delicious. Personally I wouldn’t thank you for strawberries imported from the other side of […]

Jun 30th, 2015

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Strawberry Jam

I made some Strawberry Jam this afternoon, not with my own berries which are not ready yet, but with some cheap ones from the supermarket. Just at the moment there is a glut on and you can buy an enormous box for what one small punnet would cost during the winter. The jam smelled lovely […]