Posted: 24/10/2016 at 15:43
Had a lovely day yesterday (27 - again!!) even if we were busy moving things around for the landscapers. Just as well we did. Between 8am and 10am today we had 2 loads of pea shingle, 1 load of hoggin and 3 loads of topsoil delivered. No room on driveway anymore so I took the car and went out....
Obelixx - we have a quince tree. I make a lot of quince jelly because it goes so well with pork, chicken and cheese and I often stir it into stews if I want a little hit of sweetness. Also makes a nice alternative to jam on toast. I never bother with peeling and coring the quinces when making jelly (they're very hard and quite tricksy). I just chop them up (about into eighths) and boil everything up - skin, pips and all - and then strain the pulp through a jelly bag to get the juice.
I keep back a few fruit which I peel, core and slice fairly thinly before freezing. A couple of slices in an apple crumble or pie or apple sauce gives a real perfumed lift.
Doc - Sorry to hear the news about your colleagues. The world can be a very sad, bad place at times. I still believe the goodness and kindness outweighs the evil though.
Clari - we have been at the stage you are at with the house but we only did one or two rooms at a time. You seem to have been camping in your house forever. Hope you can get heating and lighting sorted before winter really starts to bite