Apple, date and ginger chutney

Spiced-apple-and-ginger-chutney-2Pumpkin tends to hog the limelight a little bit during this time of the year, but that isn’t the case with this delicious chutney. It’s packed full of sweet apple and dates, which contrast beautifully against the warm and spicy ginger. It’s ideal for eating with cheese and crackers, and would go down a storm at our Bring & Buy table! Continue reading “Apple, date and ginger chutney”

Bramble and bay leaf jam

 

JamYou may have started to notice that the hedgerows and sides of walkways are starting to be taken over by wild tangling bramble bushes dotted with juicy purple berries. Well, now is the perfect time to get picking and make something scrumptious from them! While brambles are delicious in pies and crumbles, we’re sharing a jam recipe today, which will keep for months. If you’re a bit put off by the bay leaf side of this jam, you definitely need to try before you judge. The medicinal flavours of the leaves boil down to a much more floral flavour and give the jam an almost tea-like taste. It’s the perfect preserve for the upcoming autumn! Continue reading “Bramble and bay leaf jam”

Easy peach jam

 

sep-11_home-made-peach-jam_b_330x330We’re well and truly into summer now (although it doesn’t feel like it on some days), so it’s about time we started thinking of other summer fruits, and not just berries. This is a ridiculously simple jam recipe that uses peaches, one of our favourite summer fruits. It would be delicious sandwiched between two cakes or on toast for a gorgeous summer breakfast. At the end of the recipe, we’ll also give you a couple of suggestions of other fruits that this easy recipe would work with, so keep your eyes peeled for that! Continue reading “Easy peach jam”