Pickled Red Cabbage

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May 11, 2012 Pickled Red Cabbage to add some colour to meat and cheese dishes or to add to a salad. Ingredients 500g red cabbage , finely shredded 140g coarse sea salt 500ml cider vinegar 200ml red wine 400g granulated sugar 2 tsp black peppercorns 6 bay leaves 2 tbsp yellow mustard seeds Method Place the shredded cabbage {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Strawberry Jam

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May 9, 2012 Strawberry Jam delicious on toasted teacakes or scones for a cream tea.  You need to start this jam the day before as you have to prepare the strawberries and store in the fridge overnight. Ingredients 1kg /2lb 3oz strawberries 1kg/2lb 3oz granulated sugar or caster sugar Juice of half a lemon small knob of butter {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Apple Chutney

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November 30, 2011 This Apple Chutney recipe is really good served with cheeses such as Cheshire, Cheddar or White Stilton.  It is also very good with Traditional English Pork Pie.  You need to make this chutney at least 3 months before you eat it. Ingredients 225g/8oz onions, chopped 900g/2lb apples, cored and chopped 110g/4oz sultanas, raisins or chopped dates {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Preserved Lemons

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Preserved Lemons are used in many Moroccan, Italian and Indian recipes.  It is very easy to do but does take about three weeks before they are ready to use. Ingredients 8-10 lemons scrubbed very clean 1/2 cup kosher salt, or sea salt more if needed Extra fresh squeezed lemon juice, if needed Sterilized quart canning {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Pickled Eggs

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November 16, 2011 Pickled Eggs are a good snack or picnic food or can be served with cold meats, salads and pies.  Combine with other ingredients such as ham or corned beef to make a sandwich filling.  As an alternative make the eggs pink by adding some beetroot juice* Ingredients 12 Eggs 1 tablespoon Salt 2 cups White {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Home-made Pickled Onions

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Most of us like pickled onions but Home-made Pickled Onions are a little bit extra special.  You can pickle then in jars of plastic containers but you must test because as vinegar is acid there may be a reaction. Leave a little vinegar in the container overnight to see if there is a reaction. Ingredients {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Blackberry and Apple Jam

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November 9, 2011 Easy to make Blackberry and Apple Jam delicious on toast or scones or to use in a Sponge Sandwich Cake.  Make sure you have warm sterilized jars ready to put the jam into when it is ready and put a plate in the freezer ready for the testing. Ingredients 2bs blackberries 1 lbs apples 3 {Tags: , , } {More...}

Mincemeat

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Mincemeat a rich filling for Mince Pies and puddings.  Once you have made it you can store it in a cool dark place for up to a year and you will find the taste matures with age. Ingredients 6oz/175g raisins 4 oz/ 110g sultanas 10 oz/ 275g currants 4 oz/110g candied, mixed peel, finely chopped {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Sweet Pickle

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October 26, 2011 Sweet Pickle a great addition to cold sandwiches or Pork Pie or Sausage Rolls.  Although the preparation is time consuming this recipe is very easy to make.  This can be put in jars and will keep for ages in fact the flavour increases with age. Ingredients 250 Gram Carrots, cut into 3 mm (1/8 inch) cubes {Tags: , , , , } {More...}