Thursday, 11 November 2010


1st Batch made and it smells divine and tastes even better.

next batch underway, then onto Medlar Jelly!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Windfall Apples

It was a glorious day today, cold but bright and sunny, so I went outside and raked up the leaves and picked up the windfall apples, that have fallen from my neighbours tree into my garden... a bucket full.

So what do you do with a bucketful of windfalls????

Make Mincemeat, this is Lotties recipe (Allotment Lady) I have used her recipe for 3 years now and its so easy to do and so very scrumdiddleumptious,

this is soaking overnight then will be warmed up tomorrow then popped into jars.

But, what do I do with the rest of the apples?????

I think I shall make another batch.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

A Bloggers Tea Towel Swap

Would anyone in Blogosphere be interested in having a Tea Towel Swap. Well thats what we call them in the UK, I'm not sure what they are called elsewhere, but basically its the towel that you dry up the plates and cutlery with, if you don't own a dishwasher!!

The plan, you buy a Tea Towel from your locality showing something about your town, the history of it or similar, it should not be plain. Fold it up with a short note and post it to your swap partner. To keep costs down do not include anything else in the packaging please.

If you are interested and would like to join in, please comment on here, then e-mail me your address, I will then stick all the swappees into a bowl, draw them out and forward the swap partner address to you.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Tea Towel Swap

I organised a tea towel swap on the Potting Shed forum recently, unfortunately being the organiser I knew who I was getting mine from. But of course I had no idea what I was getting.

I was thrilled when I received it, as I had never seen one like it before.

Although Bath is the closest City, Swindon is the closest big town and it is renowned for its roundabouts! This is actually a roundabout and when hubby went for an interview in Swindon in 1988, we crossed this and his words to me where something like 'what the heck was that!!