Category Archives: Food

Late, late season plums … those would be bullaces

I’ve recently discovered that the fruit tree opposite the gardeners’ bothy at Wimpole is not just an oddly prolific, especially late-season plum, but is actually a Bullace. I’d never heard of them before! Both physically and in taste, bullaces lie … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – Back to Black

OK, so this might be an admission of burning the damson jam this morning. (Yes, it caught on the bottom of the pan. Don’t worry, it is nothing a good soak won’t fix!) But no, it is rather a reference … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Apple Time

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Six on Saturday – Ripe for the picking

21/09/2019 Well, what a glorious week that was! But it’s been cold in the mornings. The car said 4.5 deg C on Tuesday morning and the heating came on unexpectedly on Monday morning (since I hadn’t bothered to turn the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – Summer’s Swansong

31/08/2019 We are in that time of abundance in the year where there’s still plenty to harvest, pick and admire, but there are also overtones of completion and change. As a former astronomer I hold with summer stretching on till … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – All about my plot

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Sweet Preserved Walnuts – Stealing a march on the squirrels

Since getting involved with the National Juglans Collection at Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire, I’ve become fascinated with all things walnut. For instance, did you know that: In China, particularly Beijing, the nuts are traditionally used in finger or hand exercises … Continue reading

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