Autumn Beckons: Slow Cooked Beef Brisket with Elderberry Glaze and Port Jus

Slow Cooked Beef Brisket with Elderberry Glaze and Port Jus

Autumn Beckons: Slow Cooked Beef Brisket with Elderberry Glaze and Port Jus Autumn really is beckoning, the mornings are misty and cool and the evenings are “drawing in” with darkness falling by eight thirty now……..I’m sad to see the summer go, but I love autumn and all it brings. It’s a season of harvest festivals, crackling… 

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Elderberries, Hedgerow Harvests and A Cornucopia of Preserves for the Autumn Pantry

Elderberries, Apples, Autumn, Harvest, Preserves, Fruit, Chutney, Jam, Jelly, Karen S Burns-Booth, Lavender and Lovage, Hedgerow Harvest

Elderberries, Hedgerow Harvests and A Cornucopia of Preserves for the Autumn Pantry October, one of my favourite months, and as John Keats so emphatically writes in his “Ode to Autumn”..….” Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”……..and indeed, for most gardeners it is a month of mellow fruitfulness – a veritable cornucopia of fruit, herbs and… 

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

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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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Alchemy and Stained Glass Windows…..Home-made Quince Jelly

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Alchemy & Stained Glass Windows…. Home-Made Quince Jelly  A short but sweet post today as I am very busy ~ the preserving has nearly been done and I am now moving on to “doing stuff” with some of the excess vegetables I have lurking in the pantry, hidden in buckets and old orange cartons and… 

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Crab Apples, Windfalls and Mint from the Herb Garden ~ Apple and Mint Jelly

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Crab Apples,  Windfalls  and  Mint from the Herb Garden  ~ Apple and Mint Jelly ~ Home-made and Well Preserved This jelly has been entered into Susan’s Home-Made and Well Preserved challenge over at her blog: Not Just Any Old Baking Blogspot Thanks so much for all of your supportive comments yesterday, my catering went very… 

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The Old Quince Tree, A French Cheese Platter and Elizabethan Quince Cheese ~ Membrillo

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The Old Quince Tree,  A French Cheese Platter  and  Elizabethan Quince Cheese ~ Membrillo  Ruby red and perfumed, she sat provocatively on the table, and without a quiver of embarrassment she glowed and embraced the French cheeses that shared the same platter in the Autumn sunshine…. Yes, I am waxing lyrical I know, but I… 

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Summer Berries again………Mixed Currant and Lavender Jelly

Mixed Currant Jelly with Lavender Sunday 10th July 2011  Dimanche 10 Juillet 2011 ~ St Ulrich I have had a bumper year in the garden with all of my currant bushes ~ I have two blackcurrant bushes, one white currant bush and three redcurrant bushes and they have all been VERY prolific, providing me with… 

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