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Garden produce recipes

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 18:41

Oh...got another one-Apple and Herb Jelly.

600ml Apple Juice(a carton is fine)

300ml white pickling vinegar

3 to 4 tablespoons of your favourite herb combination

1 bag of jam sugar

Warm the juice and vinegar together with the sugar to dissolve, then add your chopped herbs and a knob of butter. Boil for 4 minutes only, then allow to cool a little before pouring into sterilised jars. Put lid on whilst still hot(be careful not to burn yourself when doing this-use a cloth or teatowel to cover the lid). When cooler, turn upside down to make sure that herbs are evenly distributed. Lovely on carrots and cabbage with your roast dinner

You can also use cider instead of apple juice

 

Garden produce recipes

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 18:32

Doogie-I have got to try me some of that Vinegar!!

My recipe for Cucumber Pickle-

4 large cucumbers

3 large onions

2oz salt

570ml white wine/cider vinegar

454g sugar

1/2 tsp tumeric

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1 tbsp mustard seeds

Thinly slice and layer the cucumbers,onions and salt in a bowl,weigh down with a plate and leave for 3 hours. This will get rid of excess liquid from the veggies. Pour away this liquid and rinse the veggies and drain.

Put vinegar ,spices and sugar in a stainless steel pan and heat, when sugar is dissolved add cucumber and onions and bring to the boil for 2 minutes. Remove the veggies, then put into sterilised jars.Allow the cooking liquid to boil down to a thick syrup.Pour this onto the veggies, then finish with a plastic lined lid whilst still hot

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 20:49

Making cucumber pickle this weekend with all the cucumbers I'm getting from the plants in my conservatory. Just finished making jam with the last of my strawberries....raspberries next!! Apples are filling out on the tree that I grew from seed 25 years ago. Started to eat new potatoes from my pots. Tomatoes are just starting to go red, and lettuce is abundant! Sweet peas, lavender,roses,dahlias and honeysuckle are filling the house.Oh, and the french beans and mange-tout are nearly ready.............

Twenty years ago I would have been happy with green concrete instead of a garden, now I can't get enough of it.

Don't you just love this gardening lark!!!

And I love this thread!!

Rose leaf damage

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 20:42

Hmmm Dove-I'll ask one when I see it!!

Rose leaf damage

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 20:03

One of my rose bushes is playing host to Leaf Cutter Bees-one bush has lots of holy leaves, but other nearby bushes aren't affected. Is there any reason that anyone knows of as to why they seem to go for one bush and not the next??

I too am very happy that they have picked my Rose bush!!

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 19:01

The garden looks fantastic-well done!! See...there was no need for the wobbles!!

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 22:25

Likewise!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 18:57

Those Ganzias are beautiful Marion-you have fab plants!

Pat-I do hope that you get some decent summer weather-I tend to forget that others on the other half of the planet are in Winter mode!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 21:38

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/82652.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

Marion-this is the first bunch of flowers that I have picked this year.Rather proud of them!!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/82654.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 Also my cut flower patch, but it has turned out to be the Poppy Patch instead!

Hello Pat and welcome!

 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 19:12

Lovely strawberries Marion! Mine are still just flowers yet! And your Peonies are beautiful!

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