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Homemade Blackcurrant Jam

Until last summer I’d never made jam, but after moving to Streamfield and inheriting a vegetable patch and fruit cage bursting with a wide variety of fruits, I’ve had to learn pretty fast.  The weather over the last few weeks has been incredible and this year … Continue reading

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Homemade Sloe Gin

I always know Autumn has well and truly arrived when it’s time to make sloe gin!  It’s my husband’s guilty pleasure and is often enjoyed slurped out of a hip flask! Earlier this week I set off with our dogs to … Continue reading

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Delicious Homemade Raspberry/Blackberry Vodka

With the nights drawing in and a definite autumnal chill in the air, I’m beginning to turn my thoughts to Christmas and making my favourite yuletide tipples – Raspberry and Blackberry Vodkas.  They’re incredibly simple to make and taste delicious, and the perfect nightcap … Continue reading

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Easy Peasy Home-Made Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower Cordial encapsulates the perfect English summer, it’s so quintessentially English and so easy to make!  On a hot summer’s day I love nothing better than the clink of icecubes, the smell of elderflower and the fizz of sparkling water.  It’s so refreshing … Continue reading

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Delicious Rhubarb Fool – Where I Become The Fool!!

When you need a quick and easy pudding, subtly stylish and absolute delicious – this is just the ticket!  My husband, adores rhubarb, and his mother is the Rhubarb Fool Queen, so with some trepidation, I whipped this up a few nights … Continue reading

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Warm yourself up with Golden Syrup Sponge

Yesterday, we woke to a winter wonderland with 10cm of snow and school closed for the day.  Hooray the children said as they  grabbed their cold weather gear and ran into the garden for a few hours of snowball fights, … Continue reading

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