Sunday, September 25, 2011

Plum Jam

Been a bit disappointed by the fruit on the plum tree this year. It could be down to a very windy day early in the year when a large branch broke off the tree. Didn't loose much fruit but it must have weakened the tree.

But there's still enough plums to make a few pies and crumbles, and of course plum jam for our guests.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lemon & Lime Marmalade

Lemon & Lime Marmalade
We serve our own home made jams and orange marmalade at breakfast, but wanted to try something new. So yesterday I made up a batch of Lemon & Lime Marmalade. I'm not a great fan of marmalade but this I really like, its's got the citrus zing of the lemons and limes without the intense aftertaste you get with oranges. 
If you're visiting Pottery House soon and it's not out at breakfast be sure to ask Glen if you'd like to try some.

Red Squirrel In The Garden

The red squirrels have been busy here recently, stocking up for winter. They collect the nuts from the feeders we have in the trees and bury them all over the place, out in the woods as well as in the lawn.

Do they know something we don't about the coming winter? :-)