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In The Kitchen

Pancake treats in February’s kitchen!

Posted: 17th February 2020

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It’s nearly Pancake Day and we love pancakes in our house! We usually have the traditional crêpe style pancakes with orange juice and golden syrup but this year I’d thought I’d try something a bit different and have some American style pancakes made with some creamy buttermilk. I’m trying to use up some of the […]

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Time for a detox soup in January’s kitchen

Posted: 3rd January 2020

Roasted butternut squash & carrot soup

Roasted butternut squash and carrot soup Hope you’ve had a great time over the festivities and haven’t overindulged too much!! We’ve got no will power so we’ve almost finished our mountain of chocolate and mince pies! Time to cut back a bit and what better way than with a hearty soup – it’s no hardship […]

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A crispy treat in November’s kitchen

Posted: 30th November 2019

Apple compote samosas

Our apples are tucked away in store ready to enjoy over the winter but I try and use them as soon as I can, especially if I find one with some bruising. A friend gave me a few Comice pears the other day. They are a later crop than our Conference pears but they need […]

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A damson treat in October’s kitchen

Posted: 10th October 2019

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We had a visit from the Damson fairy this week! I think word has spread in the village that we’ve had a terrible crop from our fruit trees (apart from the pear tree!) this year so we’ve had several offers of apples and plums and a very welcome bowl of damsons left on our doorstep […]

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Plums roasting in August’s kitchen!

Posted: 30th August 2019

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Our crop of plums has been a disaster again! Fortunately, I’ve a very good friend who has a bumper harvest so I’ve been scrumping with a couple of bags and taken loads of fruit from her tree! I could just sit and eat them as they are but I do like to get some in […]

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