cooking · My other ramblings

Redcurrant toffee-a lesson in how not to multi-task

Yesterday, having seen how well this year’s crop of berries are forming at the allotment, I decided that it was a good day to use up some of last year’s produce from the freezer. We had a small bag of redcurrants, so redcurrant jelly (which met the approval of the children last time I made…… Continue reading Redcurrant toffee-a lesson in how not to multi-task

Allotment

Early Autumn Allotment Update

I’m counting the start of September as Autumn here, and the weather seems to as well because it’s getting quite chilly, even on sunny days. The majority of our gluts of produce are over, though there are a few things still to harvest. The beans are still flowering, but fortunately they have slowed down a…… Continue reading Early Autumn Allotment Update

Craft · My other ramblings

Branching out #2 Jam Making

Welcome to the second part of my ‘branching out’ series, where I explore crafts I’ve not tried before. Regular followers might be surprised to read about my exploits with boiling sugar given my clumsy tendencies, but the fact I am writing this and not in A&E is a promising sign! (Luck must have been on…… Continue reading Branching out #2 Jam Making