Top tip on grating ginger…..don’t grate your thumb too….

…….. top tip – when grating some jolly lovely ginger, don’t grate your thumb at the same time….

1. It hurts

2. A whole lot of ginger gets wasted and composted!

I’ve had a very productive week so far including getting products ready for Benjamin’s Deli fancy Christmas hampers (more details to come soon)

Large batch of sweet raspberry vinegar – DONE

Delicious on salads
Sweet Raspberry Vinegar – great on salads…..and ice cream!

Raspberry and Rosemary Jam – DONE

(organic raspberries from www.augernikfruitfarm.co.uk)

HUGE batch of Carrot and Ginger Chutney – DONE

My new best seller – many thanks for Pauline Green for ‘making’ me create this flavour’!

Stacks of Ginger and Lemon Cordial (minus skin from my thumb) – DONE

Ginger and Lemon Cordial – great with sparkling water…. even better in Cava or a hot toddy.

Batch of my best seller – Hot Ginger and Garlic Chutney – DONE

Tomorrow – more hot ginger and garlic and getting ready for Kings Heath Farmer’s Market http://www.kingsheathfarmersmarket.org/ – Saturday 3rd November.

Laters

Rachel xxx

More new friends and 2 top market days

Howdy

Well, I’m recovering from a highly successful and busy weekend of fun, farmer’s markets and vegans! Saturday saw Cuffufle Preserves and Trishul Chocolate at West Midlands Vegan Festival in Wolverhampton http://www.veganmidlands.org.uk/festival/home.html

Shamefully we were so busy that no pictures were taken! If I had have taken photos, I do not have the photography skills as yet to capture the loveliness of the festival and the great atmosphere that I felt privileged to be part of.

Sunday saw a very slow bike ride to mac for the mac  for their regular last Sunday of the month food fair. http://www.macarts.co.uk/event/mac-food-market

You have no idea how heavy my load was - the rucksack alone nearly floored me!

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