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Homegrown strawberry jam

Homegrown strawberry jam

I’ve got a lot of new strawberry plants in my garden this year. They’re not all planted out in their final homes, so it won’t be a bumper crop, but there should be some ripe fruits for me to harvest soon enough. I’ve got several different sorts, from the tiny red and white alpine and […]

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  10th June 2016   No comments
Dad’s Wartime crumble recipe

Dad’s Wartime crumble recipe

Another of my dad’s minimalistic (but tasty!) recipes, for a wartime crumble mix that uses breadcrumbs rather than flour. Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins Ingredients 1 cup brown breadcrumbs 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup suet Method Mix ingredients together and use as a topping for the crumble filling of your choice. Cook as […]

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  10th November 2015   No comments
Toasting giant marshmallows

Toasting giant marshmallows

Like new potatoes and asparagus, giant American marshmallows are clearly in season at the moment – they’re appearing in all the shops. We spotted them in our local garden centre (!) and, fresh from the success of our inaugural marshmallow toasting, we thought we’d set ourselves a challenge and see whether we could repeat it […]

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  16th June 2015   No comments
Toasting marshmallows

Toasting marshmallows

Ryan and I celebrated the start of National BBQ week (running from 25th – 31st May this year) with a slightly over-ambitious outdoor cooking session. More about that later, but for now I’m going to skip ahead to the end, because dessert was the best bit. I have started reading Cooking with Fire by Paula […]

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  27th May 2015   No comments

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