Japanese Knotweed Wine

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Japanese Knotweed Wine  Ingredients: 4 Pounds (2 kg) of knotweed stems (the younger the better), leaves cut off and cut into chunks. 3 pounds (1.5kg) sugar 1 tsp yeast nutrient Juice of one orange Wine […]

Delicious Rose Hip Syrup

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Whilst picking ‘piggie food’ for my three little pigs from the hedgerows this week I have also picked a load of rose hips to make a lovely healthy syrup. Packed with vitamin C and renowned […]

Banging the Plum Drum!

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It’s proving to be a ‘fruitful’ autumn in the hedgerows and orchards; last week I wrote about the ‘blackberry bounty’ and this week I’m banging the ‘plum drum’!  I have had to compete with my […]

Rocket Fuel

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My early salad bed is past its best now with the last of the lettuce bolting and the rocket going to seed.  Whilst my three little pigs benefit from most of the surplus veg, I […]

Elderflower Champagne – Cheers!

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There is still time to pick elderflower heads from the hedgerows for this gorgeous drink.  Shake off insects but don’t wash as you will remove the natural yeast from the flowerheads.  And make sure it’s […]

Courgette, Pea and Mint Soup

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Having made another batch of this ‘soopah’ soup (all ingredients fresh from the garden just an hour ago!), I thought it only fair to share, so here’s the recipe: Butter for frying 1 tbsn olive […]

Courgette, Pea and Mint Soup

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Butter for frying 1 tbsn olive oil 1 small onion, peeled and chopped 250 g courgettes, trimmed and chopped 750 ml chicken or veg stock 250 g shelled peas Handful fresh mint leaves chopped. Melt […]