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Wild Garlic

A happy find on our Sunday sunny afternoon walk this last weekend.  A small reminder that whilst life as we know it is very different, at the moment, for many of us, to the one we were leading only a few weeks ago, the world still turns and nature is still beavering away, quietly (or not so quietly if you have stopped to listen to the excited chatter of nest building birds recently), doing what it does.

patch of wild garlic

Wild Garlic

 

Below are some links to last years Wild Garlic recipes.  The cheesy garlic pull-bread is a real showstopper. Serve it warm, oozing with butter and cheese, very simply with a fresh mixed salad, with a fresh minestrone, or other favourite, soup.

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An Old Favourite

‘Old things are better than new things because they have memories attached’

Do any of you remember this recipe from Stirring Stuff Cookery School days?  I lose count of the number of times we taught youngsters how to weigh , mix and stir these ingredients in our children’s classes and parties. Happy chatter, flour everywhere, and the excited anticipation, as they rolled and then finished the cooking pizza bases with their  favourite toppings.    So easy to make and always a firm favourite. It still is –  judging by the time it took my captive tasters here to demolish an extra large pizza piled high with feta, tuna and olives!  The perfect accompaniment to a family  ‘at-home’ film evening.

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Beat the Blues, Make Marmalade

seville orange marmalade, oxford marmalade

Seville Orange Marmalade

“I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade. It’s amazing how it cheers one up to shred orange and scrub the floor.”
Author: D.H. Lawrence

The  marmalade that I set out for breakfast for house guests this  morning  had them in raptures and  was voted the best they had ever eaten!      In my household we like a gutsy, full flavoured marmalade with proper chunks. Its not a marmalade for the faint hearted … indeed, guests caught  picking out the  chunks and leaving them to  languish on the side of their plates – well – they don’t get asked again – not for breakfast at any rate !  Continue reading