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About Sour Cherries and Other Delights

avid reader,garden lover and curious cook...recently taken up knitting.

Indian Flatbread

I love the idea of being able to produce a healthy, nutritious and delicious bread. My Indian students who gave me their delectable fresh homemade flatbreads to try made me wish that such a tradition could be part of my … Continue reading

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Zucchini Flower Pasta

The flowers are dazzling and the growth of the zucchini itself defying belief… almost triffid-like … if you look away they double in size- but snatched first thing with their gorgeous flower still open they are tender and delectable. Inspired … Continue reading

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Last Summer Fruits

Cherry pipping is done… (time management specialist & willing kitchen helper on hand!)…last lots frozen to make Ursula’s cake in more dreary days to remind us of such a fleeting delight. On to the apricots & peaches! The birds have … Continue reading

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Dumplings

Dumplings…we love them! Recently we’ve been eating the most delicious Shitake mushroom mouthfulls encased in a bouncy sticky Cantonese pastry (CHANS’s YUM CHA from the supermarket freezer) for fasting day lunches.Emily has decided she likes them too. I found a … Continue reading

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Christmas Pudding

Myrtle’s pudding recipe has vanished…or at least is tucked away somewhere I haven’t discovered yet… so this year’s pudding is a breakaway in a basin. It’s a pale imitation in more ways than one…I used golden raisins which I had … Continue reading

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Summer Abundance

Glistening jewels of redcurrants & drooping clusters of ruby red cherries in our best harvest in years led me on the path of distraction (from the more pressing task of Christmas cooking) to deciding what to do amongst this ephemeral … Continue reading

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Mulberry Pie

Well…we’ve shared the first one…no doubt there’ll still be more on the tree for another one…or possibly for a mulberry frangipane tart or mulberry jelly. Made a shortcrust pastry…and tossed up how to make the filling…In the end I took … Continue reading

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