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Cordial

Cordial

With this year’s blackcurrant crop, we decided to try making a cordial.

Glut Busting

Glut Busting

Another trugful of tomatoes from the greenhouse, too many to enjoy raw, have been processed for the freezer.

Mystique

Mystique

Slowly we are making our way through the last standing leeks and winter brassicas, clearing the ground ready for this year’s planting.

The Great Scape

The Great Scape

Despite the rather wintry weather of late, our hardneck garlic has remained on schedule, pushing up long curly scapes which I harvested eagerly in a spell of evening sunshine.

Roots and Shoots

Roots and Shoots

Parsnips are a fickle crop. It is common knowledge that they are slow and scarce at germination, particularly with older seed, and thus it is often advised to buy fresh seed each year.

Alchemy

Alchemy

Flour. Water. Salt. The three simple, humble constituents of a homemade loaf of sourdough bread; a prime example of Aristotle’s observation that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Comfort

Comfort

The blanket of snow across the landscape has been shrinking slightly, holes appearing despite continuing squalls of fresh flakes.

Porotos Granados

Porotos Granados

At the weekend, I made the River Cottage version of this Chilean squash and bean stew, using one of our stored Crown Prince squashes.