Looking Good 9th October

Apples are Looking Good this week in our garden.
Bramley apples are usually picked and sold when green. We don’t pick ours until we need them. They are ready to use from about September onwards so that’s when we start to pick and use them in the kitchen.  We like apple pies, apple crumble and today we had Apple Cake.

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How to make Damson Gin

damsons for damson ginI’ve just made my first batch of Damson Gin for 2013. I’ve had to buy in damsons this year. My damson trees were covered with blossom in spring but each tree only produced a few fruit which I’ve left for the birds. I spoke to a local farmer about it and he said ” Aye that’ll be reet. It’s all or nowt with damsons”

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