The figs seem to come all at once, plumping, and bruising into ripeness over night; a perfect excuse to load up a rich, sweet, crumbly honey cake with them. Ingredients 250g clear honey and a couple of teaspoons to drizzle on top225g unsalted butter100g dark muscovado sugar3 large eggs300g of self-raising flour*4 medium figs200 ml … Continue reading Honey Cake with Figs and Mascarpone
Our devotion to the snowdrop, as it stoically sees us through the winter, then there's the daffodils that steal our hearts in March, crescendoing with the mania that happens when the tulips arrive- it’s all a delicious build-up of the spring that we love, and adore. And yet, none of these loves of ours is … Continue reading Botanical Pancakes
Honey was harvested from our strongest hive last August, it was the first honey we had taken from our bees, and opening a jar now is like delving straight back into Summer. With Christmas indulgence still a recent memory, albeit a haze of clinking glasses, mince pies, and roast potatoes, it's hard to fathom more … Continue reading Honey, Pear, Almond Cake
The leaves have been blown clean off the boughs in these strong, November winds; the debris left scattered at the foot of woods, in a patchwork of autumnal shapes. The log fires curl sweet smoke from chimney pots, breath catches on the cold air, and the woods are wet and bare. On these days, that … Continue reading Spiced Autumn Leaves
The last of the Blackberries are lovely and late this year, and happily coincide with the pear harvest...
|How about them apples?|
As the mists gently descended, bringing us into the gauzy winter months, the trees were abundantly laden with sweet, swollen fruits...
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|Nuts about you|
Autumn, don’t tell the others, but you’re my favourite...
|A fruitful few weeks|
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