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Gooseberry Fool Recipe

This recipe for gooseberry fool from Waitrose is very easy, particularly as it uses ready-made custard!  Gooseberries have done well this year and we have picked some of the bigger fruits to make this pudding.   Ingredients 350g gooseberries 1
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How to Grow Culinary Herbs – an eBook

How To Grow Culinary Herbs  is an ebook produced by TopVeg and FarmingFriends. The ebook is on sale now and explains how to plant a herb garden or grow your own herbs for cooking.   At a cost of only £4.00
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How to Cook Asparagus

How to cook asparagus: snap the asparagus at the bottom where it breaks naturally tie the bunch with string so that it is easy to lift in & out of the pan bring a large pan of salted water to
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Elderflowers

Elderflowers are strongly scented with an unusual flavour.  Elderflower cordial is a thirst quenching summer drink. Elder-flowers combine well with gooseberries. Add  elderflowers to the gooseberries as they cook, to allow the unusual flavour of the elderflower to blend with the
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Elderflower Cordial Recipe

The Elder (latin name Sambucus Nigra) will soon be coming into flower in the UK. Elderflowers make a thirst quenching cordial with a distinctive flavour. Elderflower champagne and elderflower wine are also popular drinks. There are many different recipes for elderflower cordial.
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Green tomato chutney recipe

This Green tomato chutney recipe is a great combination of apples, shallots and green tomatoes. It is cheap & easy to make if you grow your own apples, shallots and green tomatoes. It is also a way of using up
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Courgette or marrow jam

Courgette or marrow jam is a pleasant solution to a courgette glut. Ingredients: 2 pounds courgette or marrow deseeded – in skin unless very tough-  chopped 6 lemons – sliced really thinly with skin 2 pounds preserving sugar Method: Place chopped
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2 Recipes using Sloes

These 2 recipes for sloes are good standbys: sloe jelly sloe gin When the sloes are big and juicy, they are ripe for picking.  Choose a dry day and fill a basket! The sloe jelly is a wonderful dark purple colour and a
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Sprouts with Chestnuts Recipe

This recipe for sprouts with chestnuts is perfect for Christmas, & will feed 8 – 10 people. Ingredients: 1.5kg Brussels sprouts 250g vacuum-packed chestnuts 100g butter nutmeg salt and freshly ground pepper Method: trim the sprouts halve the chestnuts add
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How to Cook Leeks Recipes

Whilst trawling the net for inspiration of how to cook leeks, with recipes, the British Leek Association popped up!  They have lots of new recipes for cooking leeks. Leeks are a truly versatile vegetable: milder, sweeter flavour than onions smooth
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