Cooking with Cider?

How about pheasant with caramelised apple and cider sauce!   Ingredients (to serve 2-4) 1 pheasant 1 tbsp flour 1 onion, sliced and chopped up finely 2 garlic cloves, chopped and sliced finely 1 bottle of your favourite cider – roughly 500ml Handful of thyme 3 bay leaves Dollop of cream (optional) Seasoning ½ tsp… Continue reading Cooking with Cider?

Pear, Stilton and Walnut Salad Recipe

Pear, Walnut and Stilton Salad

Having eaten my fair share of mince pies and all the other heavy foods associated with  Christmas, I long for something light and fresh in January.  Pears and walnuts make great partners in a salad and with a cheese dressing, peppery rocket leaves, spinach and watercress the combination is delicious. We always seem to have… Continue reading Pear, Stilton and Walnut Salad Recipe

Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Black elder in flower

Homemade Elderberry Syrup The Recipe: This is our family recipe, and we think it makes the best elderberry syrup we have ever tasted. Pick the berries on a dry day,  (I added pieces of ginger before simmering) You will need: * Loads of elderberries – get a couple of kilos to begin with (take whole… Continue reading Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Gooseberry Ice Cream

Gooseberry Ice Cream Recipe (Utterly Delicious) to make at home I know this blog is themed around hedging, but…. June and July is the time of year that your gooseberries should be ready for picking – traditionally this is at Whitsun (which is the seventh Sunday after Easter Sunday) but as Easter this year was… Continue reading Gooseberry Ice Cream

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