Category Archives: allotment recipes

blackberry & apple fruit leather

An old fashioned way of preserving fruit; basically just make a thick puree and then dry it in a thin layer on baking parchment in a very low oven (bottom of the Aga). No sugar, easy peasy, and the result … Continue reading

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easy peasy allotment supper

A handful of mixed greens (kale, beetroot tops, red & white chard, brocolletti) and a baby yellow courgette. Supermarket all-butter puff pastry. An egg and a glug of cream. Yum.

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cornucopia

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ah, now I remember what it’s all for!

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quince and tomatoes

Rich autumnal harvest now. Mostly tomatoes (variety Crimson Blush which is indeed – praise be! – blight resistant) and kilos and kilos of quince. Last year the little tree produced just a few treasured fruit; this year, its fourth since … Continue reading

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dahlia, blackcurrants and red kuri squash

See the recipe page for blackcurrant jam – not including the dahlia (‘Juliet’), although apparently the tubers are edible… The red kuri squash has taken off and is madly climbing up its bean pole tripod, fruiting brightly.

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