Winter Snack Recipe: Ploughman’s Rarebit – Cheese and Chutney on Toast with Pickles

Ploughman's Rarebit - Cheese and Chutney Cheese on Toast with Pickles

Winter Snack Recipe: Ploughman’s Rarebit – Cheese and Chutney on Toast with Pickles My mum’s pickled onions are the best in the world! Well, unless your mum’s are the best, as I am sure they are; but, if I am going to eat commercial pickles, than I expect the same quality as my mum’s – crisp, perfectly spiced… 

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Kenwood Christmas Menu: Christmas Pudding Chocolate Spread and Spiced Quince & Cranberry Chutney

Spiced Quince and Cranberry Chutney

Kenwood Christmas Menu: Christmas Pudding Chocolate Spread and Spiced Quince & Cranberry Chutney Christmas arrived early last week, a VERY large and VERY heavy parcel was delivered to me, all wrapped in Christmas paper and with a card, just for me, from Kenwood. To say that I was ecstatic would be an understatement, I was very, very… 

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From the Autumn Preserves Pantry – Apple, Fig and Pear Chutney with Cardamom

Apple, Fig and Pear Chutney with Cardamom

From the Autumn Preserves Pantry – Apple, Fig and Pear Chutney with Cardamom – I am well into my preserving season now, and all sorts of jams, jellies, cheeses, chutney, bottled fruits, liqueurs, pickles and relishes have already been made and are sitting with their paper mob caps and labels in the pantry…….waiting for Christmas,… 

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Damson Day with Vivien Lloyd: Autumn Preserves Workshop in an Old Somerset Farmhouse

Damson and Apple Jelly

Damson Day with Vivien Lloyd: Autumn Preserves Workshop in an Old Somerset Farmhouse For those of you in the preserving world, there will be no need to introduce Vivien Lloyd, as she is a well-known and much respected WI judge, as well as being the author of First Preserves (Marmalades, Jams, Chutneys), a best-selling and… 

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Preserves from the Pantry! Apricot & Orange Chutney from First Preserves by Vivien Lloyd

Apricot & Orange Chutney

Preserves from the Pantry! Apricot & Orange Chutney from First Preserves by Vivien Lloyd As you all may know,  I reviewed Vivien’s wonderful book First Preserves last week, and made some Apple and Ginger Jam from the book; however, I also wanted to make a preserve to accompany savoury meals, so I made a batch of… 

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Plough Monday, Cottage Loaf and a Ploughman’s Lunch (Recipes)

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Plough Monday,  Cottage Loaf  and a  Ploughman’s Lunch   Monday 9th January 2012 Plough Monday Today is Plough Monday, the first Monday after Twelfth Night and Epiphany, and what used to be an important date in the agricultural calendar. Traditionally it was the day on which farm workers returned to their duties after the Christmas and New… 

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Random Recipes, Day Nine on the Advent Calendar and Goat’s Cheese Salad with Quick Cranberry Chutney

Random Recipes,  Day Nine on the Advent Calendar  and  Goat’s Cheese Salad  with Quick Cranberry Chutney 9th December 2011 Window number nine is Christmas Bells Ding dong merrily on high, In heav’n the bells are ringing: Ding dong! verily the sky Is riv’n with angel singing. Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis! E’en so here below, below,… 

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The Autumn Garden, Windfalls and Old Fashioned Scottish Apple and Ginger Chutney

The Autumn Garden,  Windfalls  and  Old Fashioned Scottish Apple and Ginger Chutney  The Autumn garden is my favourite ~ the air heavy with the scent of exotic perfumed quince, green and golden orbs decorate the grass in and around the trees from which they fell, a tapestry of ochres and rusts adorn the branches of… 

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