Tag - Berries

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Bilberries - And The Test Run Of The Berry Picker

bilberriesthumb.JPGAn outing to The Devil's Punchbowl at Hindhead, Surrey, for a picnic lunch and a spot of berry picking. Bilberries are found in abundance here, and this trip has become an annual fixture for us.

This article originally written on June 29 2012 - Revisited Summer 2016 - with video.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Blackberry Jelly Tart

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Here's a recipe for a delicious tart with the intense and aromatic flavour of blackberries, but none of those annoying pips

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Chequers - Wild Service Tree

chequersthumb.jpgA few weeks ago, I found a Wild Service tree alongside a footpath near my home, fruiting very prolifically.

I returned at the end of September to collect some of the fruit.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Blackberry Fool

blackberryfoolthumb.jpgSeptember 2014 - The blackberries seem a bit late this year, but now they're here, they're fantastic!

Let's make something that really shows off their delicious flavour and aroma - Blackberry Fool.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Bullaces

bullacethumb.JPGBullaces are a variety of plum that produces small, round fruits, usually with a dark blue-purple skin and greenish flesh.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Raspberry Jam Vodka

raspberryjamvodkathumb.JPGJune 2014 - This is an experiment I've had in mind to try for a while now - a potentially very quick and easy way to make fruit flavoured liqueur, at any time of year.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Pavlova Pops

pavlovapopsthumb.JPGThis is a bit of an experiment to see if it's possible to make Pavlova in bite-sized form, on a stick.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Blue String Pudding

bluestringpuddingthumb.jpgThis is an experimental dessert recipe, inspired by a fond childhood memory of The Clangers.

The Clangers were pink, mouse-like aliens that starred in a stop-motion animated series in the late 1960s to early 1970s - one of the foods they loved to eat was called Blue String Pudding.

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Blackberry Balsamic Vinegar

blackberrybalsamicthumb.jpgSeptember 2013 - This is an attempt to make something similar to balsamic vinegar, from blackberries.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Blackberry Vinegar

blackberryvinegarthumb.jpgAugust 2013 - Blackberries are in season, and they're very good again this year.

I picked some and used them to make blackberry vinegar - it's a simple, delicious and useful way of preserving the lovely aroma and flavour of blackberries for use all year round.

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