Smashing Pumpkins – no not the rock band! We have been busy composting all our greens and browns all season and this doesn’t stop when we’re closed. Here is our latest winnrow or compost heap, replete with a lovely salat of leftover pumpkin nestled on a bed of fresh nettles.
So while we are closed to the public till March 2015, lots of maintenance and prep work for the new season continues apace. One important job is the complete rebuilding of the bread oven which had several running patch repairs done on it this season past.
Fire welding is the joining of two surfaces of metal into one continuous piece. Each piece of metal is heated in a forge until the surface becomes molten (usually 1000 deg.C for mild steel). They are brought into contact and lightly hammered on an anvil, thus fusing into one.
Stuffed Spicy Apples Ingredients • 4 cooking apples, cored but left whole • 2 stem ginger balls, finely chopped • ½ tsp ground cinnamon • 4 prunes, chopped • 50g light muscovado sugar • 1 tbsp butter • 4 big scoops good quality vanilla ice cream, to serve Method 1. Heat oven to 200C/fan […]
Tudor Gingerbread Ingredients 14 slices of crumbed, stale brown bread, crusts removed 1 small jar of clear honey (about 300g) ¼ tsp of black pepper ½ tsp of ground ginger ½ tsp of ground nutmeg ¼ tsp of ground star anise Method 1. Very gently warm honey in a small saucepan with the spices. […]
Good Morrow It was an early start today. Well before sunrise did the farm animals wake me, so I sat a while watching and listening to the maids downstairs. They are always so busy! Ah! It looks like Mistress Martha is going to pick some fresh apples. Mmm, I am hungry and I do love […]
Good day to you all. For the past few days I have noticed strange people on our land. They have been moving things into mother’s house. It looked terribly suspicious. I waited until everyone had gone so I could investigate. What I found was very alarming. There I found not one but TWO cauldrons. Is someone […]