I did however add to the load with stacks of luscious raspberries from Billy at www.augernikfruitfarm.co.uk. He is fast becoming a favourite friend for Silly Sarah and I. In fact we’re going to become Billy’s Bitches – with Sarah using his gorgeous cobnuts in her raw chocolate goodies and me getting rather excited about his raspberries! We’re off to visit the farm over the next couple of weeks.
Last year I had apples being donated to me on a daily basis and my apple tree was almost breaking from the weight of apples on it – but this year, the poor bees got tricked out of hibernation with some hot weather in March, then went back to sleep after stacks of frost! When they woke up again, the rain was too heavy for them to fly – aghhhh poor bees – and poor us, as the pollination process was hindered for our trees and a lot of other fruit and veg produce. And the SLUGS……………don’t get me started on them!
Anyway – a lovely lady I met at Moseley Folk festival has given a stack of gorgeous apples, so I am busy thinking up things to make with them…..apple and rosemary jelly for starters and then, encouraged by Indu Sharma, I am tempted to try out an apple and mint chutney.
Well – today could have been a total wash out at Ammalife Charity Food fair, as the original venue was double booked and the organiser – the lovely Maria Gee only found this out on Thursday this week. She managed to find another venue nearby.
Sold stacks of jams, chutneys and some vinegars. I sneaked my home-made bath bombs onto the stall and managed to sell some of these too!
I didn’t take any pictures as I was too busy chatting and making new friends, so you will have to make do with a link to Ammalife charity – well worth having a look and considering donating to.