This time of year sees the arrival of stone fruits – peaches, nectarines, plums, Mirabelles (if you can track them down in Scotland), greengages and my favourite – apricots! Fond memories of a holiday in France, plucking the slightly fuzzy fruit from an esplanaded tree outside our gîte; bees buzzing lazily around the lavender, the air heavy with perfume from blowsy roses. Looking like flushed … Continue reading Lazy Days and Sunshine … Oh and Apricots!
When we first planted the garden, I had a rather fine gooseberry bush, well two actually – one red and one green. That was until BOGG (Big Ol’ Grumpy Git) built a bonfire on top of them! It took until last year to get around to planting up another couple of bushes. Now I’m sure that I had two varieties – again one red and … Continue reading Gooseberries – A Tart Fruit in Need of Some Lovin’
Baking with a Buggered Back – Apple and Mincemeat Tart It’s been a wee while (well more than a wee while) since I’ve posted a recipe and I feel guilty about it. It’s not as if I haven’t been baking or cooking as you can see from my Instagram account. I know, I must try harder (this was a regular comment on several subjects when … Continue reading Baking with a Buggered Back – Apple and Mincemeat Tart