I’m a tiny bit sad today. I’m labelling up jars of Christmas Courgette Chutney, made from the last of our allotment courgettes :-). They have been very prolific this year and they just kept giving and giving…..until yesterday!
Hopefully now I have enough jars of my delicious Christmas Courgette chutney to last Cuffufle Preserves through to Christmas and beyond!
I’d also like to thank the Greedy Gardener, the lovely SJ for the donation of her last courgettes too! Check out her blog at www.greedygardener.co.uk
Onion marmalade x 3 batches….. DONE. A new Spicy tomato chutney…… DONE
And today It’s all been about the Pear – Gorgeous pears from Penny at http://www.kingsnortonfarmersmarket.co.uk/ Old Sandlin Fruit, Malvern – a farm I intend to visit once I have a motorised vehicle http://www.hfmg.org/producers/sandlin_fruit.htm. Some of the delicious pears are now in a new creation – Spicy Pear chutney, the rest will be made into my Pear and Lime jam (once I get to the markets to get some nice limes). I’ve also got lovely eating apples from Penny – they will be turned into one of my best sellers – spiced apple chutney – a rich sweet chutney – sweet from dates and eaters rather than stacks of sugar!
Just got back from another lovely Kings Norton Farmer’s Market. They have had a 23 month run of markets with no rain! It hailed a teeny tiny bit, but we’re not counting that. The record still stands for me – it’s the driest sunniest Farmer’s market I do!
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.
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.