August’s Bounty – Pass the Preserving Pan!

No sooner had we made our ‘Beauty Bath Spiced Apple Chutney’, than August’s harvest arrived en masse.

Suddenly every spare minute was taken up in the kitchen with the preserving pan. The Blaisdon Plums were our biggest crop, with Emma heroically creating over 100 jars of various plum based jams and chutneys for the storeroom. Continue reading

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The Onion and Garlic Harvest

Last year we had an onion and potato harvest in September. Our white and red onions had been spring planted alongside the spuds.

This year we tried over wintering our onions along with the usual late autumn planted garlic. Continue reading