Having made some Hot Mango Chutney recently with the bargain mangoes that are still available, I was really keen to try out a mango and apple chutney as well. The only problem with chutney is that you have to wait… Read More ›
Jam making and Preserves
A Traditional Cream Tea – scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream
If you are British you will already know exactly what you need for a Cream Tea. Apart from a good pot of tea, you need scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream. To me it says summer time. Although we might… Read More ›
Hot Mango Chutney
If you follow this blog you may remember that I had ordered some mangoes, intending to make Mango Chutney, a while ago. When they turned up they were very over-ripe so they became Mango Curd instead. I have been ordering them… Read More ›
Mango Curd – a delicious way to use a mango
I ordered a 2 kg box of mangoes as part of my online grocery shopping with the intention of making chutney. When it turned up, the mangoes were ripe to the point of looking over-ripe and spoiled. For chutney you ideally… Read More ›
Sloe Gin revisited – and Happy Christmas to all!
I made loads of sloe gin in the autumn with the express intention of giving it as presents. So I have been really pleased with how well it has turned out and how beautiful it looks in proper sloe gin… Read More ›
Homemade Mincemeat: no mince, no meat and not very pretty, but absolutely delicious!
Last year I wanted to make mince pies with homemade mincemeat but hadn’t realised you are supposed to make it in advance so that the flavour can develop. So this year I am prepared. Mince pies, if you are not… Read More ›
Homemade Blackberry Jam – Life in the (slow) Lane
I suddenly realised the other Thursday that while I had organised my daughter’s 11th birthday sleepover treat in my head for that Saturday, I hadn’t actually shared the details with the two girls that were invited. Or indeed their mothers…. Read More ›
Homemade Apricot Jam
Apricot jam has to be my all time favourite jam and one of the added bonuses of a summer holiday in France by car is that you can buy fruit by the crate in the supermarkets and bring it home to make… Read More ›