I took some pictures of my allotment last week – it needs a bit of weeding still but am fairly happy with the harvest so far this year. Tons of new potatoes and the greens have done exceptionally well with all the showers we’ve been getting. Of course there are not so successful crops this year too…but let’s not dwell on them.            

Making homemade sauerkraut is easy The way I make sauerkraut is very simple really and needs only a few ingredients aside from your cabbage. It’s ready in 2-3 weeks but can be left for much longer, especially if it’s refrigerated. It’s also a very flexible recipe so you can make it with what you already have at home. This post may contain affiliate links. Thank you for your continued support of this site! Sauerkraut Recipe Makes 2 pints 1 medium cabbage (or half of a really big one) 1.5 Tbsp

Blackcurrant wine is the best of the fruit wines I’m really taking advantage of this year’s berry harvest down at our local ‘Pick-Your-Own’ berry farm — it’s a joy that it’s only a five minute drive away. While I was picking strawberries for my Strawberry and Rhubarb Jam, I spotted the blackcurrant bushes absolutely laden with juicy black berries. Hanging from the branches as they do, they remind me of trusses of mini black grapes – which is a good thing because that also reminded me that they make excellent

Recipe for soft-set Strawberry and Rhubarb Jam If there’s anything more delicious than Strawberry and Rhubarb pie, it’s Strawberry and Rhubarb Jam. Strawberry jam is delicious on its own but by adding contrasting flavours, such as the tartness of rhubarb and lemon, you can add a bit of intrigue. It’s also a bonus that the lemon juice sets the jam so no additional pectin is required in this¬†recipe. Strawberry & Rhubarb Jam makes 5-6 jars 425g Rhubarb, finely chopped 575g Strawberries, sliced 900g Sugar Juice of 1/2 Lemon Dollop of

Blueberries or Bilberries can be used for this easy muffin recipe It has been such a beautiful day on the Isle of Man today – these are the days that make the dreary days of winter well worth it! So with the sun on my back I headed off to hunt down some of the islands most delicious wild bounty – wild Bilberries. If you’ve never heard of them before, Bilberries are the smaller, and slightly tarter, cousins of blueberries. You might not find them in the supermarket but if

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