On a Bramble Roll – The Bramble Glut Part lll

Bramble On   I’m still picking these thorny blighters with the added danger of drowsy wasps buzzing around the fruit and my head. I say drowsy, but they could be drunk on the rotting windfalls. BOGG (Big Ol’ Grumpy Git aka the Husband) almost stuck his fingers into a hollow apple that had over twelve of the angry buggers inside! That would have been a … Continue reading On a Bramble Roll – The Bramble Glut Part lll

A Glut of Brambles – Part Deux!

Bramble Glut Curd  A Glut of Brambles – Part Deux! Well with the amount of fruit that I’ve amassed over the past few weeks, I really couldn’t leave you, my dear readers, with just one proper bramble recipe. As I said in my previous post, there are pickles, gin and cider vinegar on the pantry shelves, all stuffed full of autumn’s voluptuous wild berries. I have … Continue reading A Glut of Brambles – Part Deux!

What To Do With A Glut of Brambles

Bramble Glut Posset This year has just been phenomenal for brambles. Our garden seemed to be overrun with the thorny buggers. Next year’s tangle thrashing around like demented spiky snakes, waiting to catch the unwary as they gather the fruit from this season’s pickings. I have had more than my fair share of scratches and miniscule thornlets embedded in my fingers and hands. And as … Continue reading What To Do With A Glut of Brambles

Scone Ecosse – or in other words, haggis scones!

A great use for any leftover haggis you might have lurking around in the fridge. You can use any variety; works well with the meaty version or if you’re a vegetarian, Macsween’s make a very good veggie one. Has it been done before , I kenneth not! Scone Ecosse Tip 8oz of self raising flour into a bowl and rub in 1oz butter. Crumble in about … Continue reading Scone Ecosse – or in other words, haggis scones!

Lavender’s Blue, Dilly, Dilly! How to Bake Responsibly with Lavender!

Lavender’s Blue, Dilly, Dilly! Or How to Bake Responsibly with Lavender! As many of you, my dear readers, know, I am besotted with the Secret Herb Garden. From the bees buzzing around the top field, gathering pollen for the very special honey that SHG sell, to the pattering whispers of gentle rain tip, tip tapping on the glass of the greenhouse. This haven strikes a … Continue reading Lavender’s Blue, Dilly, Dilly! How to Bake Responsibly with Lavender!

Who Can Refuse a Slice of Brownie

Forgive me readers, I’ve been remiss. It’s very easy to set up a blog and just as easy to let it slide. Of this, I am guilty. The hand is better; physioterrorism seems to have helped. They gave me a fantastic state-of-the-art kit … a large elastic band and a peg! I can’t complain as it seems to be doing the trick. Anyway I digress, … Continue reading Who Can Refuse a Slice of Brownie

Give Us Our Daily Bread!

My wholemeal bread, in the past, has been described, at best, as being reminiscent of a house brick that no self-respecting duck would deign to self-stuff with. And, believe me when I say, I have tried making brown bread many a time without out success. White on the other hand always turns out as something that is edible and rather delicious. So why would I … Continue reading Give Us Our Daily Bread!