Friday, July 15, 2016
By Mike on Friday, July 15, 2016, 21:02
An 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.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
By Mike on Sunday, September 20, 2015, 20:47
Here's a recipe for a delicious tart with the intense and aromatic flavour of blackberries, but none of those annoying pips
Sunday, September 28, 2014
By Mike on Sunday, September 28, 2014, 23:57
A 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.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
By Mike on Thursday, September 18, 2014, 23:31
September 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.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
By Mike on Sunday, September 14, 2014, 21:46
Bullaces are a variety of plum that produces small, round fruits, usually with a dark blue-purple skin and greenish flesh.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
By Mike on Sunday, June 15, 2014, 15:20
June 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.
Friday, May 23, 2014
By Mike on Friday, May 23, 2014, 22:45
This is a bit of an experiment to see if it's possible to make Pavlova in bite-sized form, on a stick.
Friday, April 18, 2014
By Mike on Friday, April 18, 2014, 20:52
This 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.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
By Mike on Sunday, September 1, 2013, 23:18
September 2013 - This is an attempt to make something similar to balsamic vinegar, from blackberries.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
By Mike on Sunday, August 25, 2013, 23:45
August 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.