Category Archive: Recipe

May 02

Fleur meets Cookie & Felix

The Pregnant, Rescued cat, Fleur, has met two of our boys, Cookie & Felix through the pen that she is in. We let her out for some fresh air, and the boys just happened to be around.

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Aug 28

Looking forward to the plum harvest

Collect around 1kg plums (under-ripe ones are best). Wash these thoroughly discarding ones which are damaged – no need to de-stone them. Place them in a thick-bottomed pan with just under half a pint of mulled wine (or red wine – if you use red wine, sprinkle with nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon etc to your taste).

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Aug 05

Bumper Rhubarb Crop

Have you noticed there has been a bumper crop of Rhubarb this year? My little plot has produced kilos of rhubarb every week.

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Jul 26

Liver Cake Recipe for Dogs

My dogs love it and know as soon as I get the garlic out what I am going to cook.

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Dec 26

A Delicious Way of Using left-over Christmas Pudding

Christmas Cherry Souffle Pre-heat the oven to 180*C (160 for a fan oven) or gas mark 4.  Butter 2 x7 inch souffle or casserole dishes. Put a large baking sheet in the oven to warm up. For each 2oz of left over christmas pud, (crumbled), you will need 4 tablesp brandy and 2 oz black …

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Dec 24

Treat for the birds – stuffing for the Turkey

When you have made your home-made Stuffing for the Turkey – you will have the hollowed out shell of a loaf. Fill it with treats for the birds – seeds, nuts, fat, left over dinner, dried up christmas pudding and christmas cake. The birds will love it.

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Oct 31

Autumn Crab Apple Jelly recipe.

Crab apple tree

As Autumn is here, I thought you might like to have a recipe for Crab Apple Jelly. For every 2kg (4lbs) of fresh non-bruised, washed crab apples, use around half a pound of caster sugar, the juice of half a lemon, and enough water just to cover the fruit in a saucepan.  You will also need …

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Sep 20

Liver Cake for Dogs

My friend, Jemima, mentioned that she was making some Liver Cake for her dogs, so I asked for the recipe.  As it happens, there is no recipe as such, but this is how Jemima makes it – aided by Skully’s sister, Olive. The ingredients are as  follows: A cup of Flour (any sort but self …

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Aug 18

Tasty Treat for the End of Summer

I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not but its been a bumper year for plums.  My tree is laden with them and the windfall plums are on the ground.  Here’s a recipe which is easy, fun and very tasty.  Mulled Wine Plum Jam! Collect around 1kg plums (under-ripe ones are best).  Wash these thoroughly …

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