Apr. 5th, 2009

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I have a jar of honey fresh from the hive!  Some friends came round last night to use our extractor, and in exchange they gave us a big jar of their honey.  It makes such a difference, not being processed, too.  This honey really clear and runny, and somehow tastes 'honier' without having a stronger flavour.  Oh, and I got to spend the night breaking off bits of waste honeycomb and eating them!  Nothing nicer than squashing a bit of comb between your tongue and the roof of your mouth until the honey bursts out.  Eating honey like this makes you understand what Pooh Bear was on about :)

Foraging!

Apr. 5th, 2009 06:07 pm
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We gathered chestnuts on our walk this morning!  I love living here!  Not many left on the ground because the vile teenagers were throwing thm into the river (!), but I will go back tomorrow to see what the wind has blown down for us.  Perhaps I could make the small girl her first conker, and then there's marrons glaces, chestnut stuffing for fowl, honey and chestnut semi-freddo, yum!
Right this moment, however, I'm stewing fresh, local rhubarb to make crumble for dessert after our Sunday roast!  Hurrah!

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