Tradition in Translation: Black Forest Gateau

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Hermann the German’s birthday is the week before Christmas and to make sure his day does not get drowned out by the pre-Christmas drum roll I always make his most favourite cake of all for his birthday: a Black Forest … Continue reading

The Quintessential Quince: Quince Liqueur

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Image courtesy of www.taylorsphotosafaris.co.uk The last stop before Christmas, the fourth Sunday in Advent, is approaching … We have done the Walnut, the Blackberry, and the Sloe Liqueurs. Now it is time for my most favourite of autumn fruit turned into our fourth … Continue reading

An Edible Landscape: “The Forest Gnome’s Railway”

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Remember that gingerbread recipe from last week? This is what Mini-Kraut and I made with it this last weekend (Hermann the German did also lend a helping hand during the construction phase): “Die Waldwichtelbahn” or “The Forest Gnome’s Railway” We have … Continue reading

Sloe Gin…

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 Image courtesy of www.taylorsphotosafaris.co.uk Following on from the Walnut and the Blackberry Liqueurs, for the third Sunday in Advent I am serving up another hedgerow classic … Sloe Gin My version has a hint of vanilla which, to my taste, rounds off the red plum … Continue reading

Hooch from the Hedgerow: Blackberry Liqueur

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Advent moves into its second week this Sunday and this week’s Advent tipple is even easier than last week’s Walnut Liqueur because you do not even have to cut up the blackberries like you do the green walnuts…  … all you … Continue reading

Walnut Liqueur…

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… deep in colour, rich flavour, with nuances of nut and coffee.. … and made from green walnuts, picked at around the time of the Feast of St. John at midsummer in June. Green walnuts, sliced and quartered, steeped in alcohol … Continue reading

Making, baking and mellow fruitfulness…

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Just the thing for pairing up with preserves out of the pantry: curd cheese pastries, from the “ricotta and oil” family, have a wonderfully light, moist texture midway between scones and bread (milk loaf)… and they can do both sweet … Continue reading

Quinces, jelly… and a professional photographer

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The highlight of the autumn half-term holidays: our all-in-one brother, brother-in-law and uncle came to visit – he is also a professional nature and wildlife photographer and indulged me and my last basket of this year’s quinces with a photo … Continue reading