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Rosehip-hip hooray!


The foraged food taster at the MVMNT cafe in November entailed preparation of food and drink on a grand scale, far more than most people would ever undertake at home. Fortunately, we had access to the kitchens at GCDA with … Continue reading

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Hawthorn Jelly, easy to make


Food is a perennial topic of interest – there are always plenty of people floating about calling themselves ‘food writers’ at any food-themed gathering – and now healthy food and foraging are bang on trend. On a recent walk around Ide … Continue reading

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Sea Buckthorn, a sharp jelly – mind the spikes!


Sea Buckthorn has been around for a long time, but I only noticed it recently when walking about near my home because of the vivid orange berries. Once I found out that the berries are edible I was keen to forage … Continue reading

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Lazy Kiwi Jam


Do not be fooled by the unprepossessing appearance of the wizened kiwi fruit above. Having picked them from the vine in my garden some time last year, I had been intending to transform them into jam for weeks, but never … Continue reading

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Beauty in a Jar


Luckily, the bitterly cold weather we were promised weeks ago which was forecast to wipe out everything with widespread ground frost never materialised. So the ‘last’ physalis I picked a few weeks ago, weren’t. The remaining fruits continued to develop … Continue reading

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Why I will be growing Wonderberries next year – and encouraging everyone else to try growing them too


Can you believe it?! Fruit from the garden in December! There are several wonderberry bushes dotted around my garden, all self-seeded this year and they have provided me with several harvests of fruit for baking, jam-making and eating fresh. Last … Continue reading

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To Jam, or not to Jam


Having researched Physalis on the internet, as well as learning that they were first grown in England at the end of the 18th C.,  I found out that they are rich in pectin, so are ideal for making jam. However, I really … Continue reading

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