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How to Blanch and Freeze Peas

The harvest of the peas has began so it’s into the kitchen to blanch and freeze the pea harvest. Keep the pods and you can make Pea Pod Soup, see the video at http://seanjcameron.com/make-pea-pod-soup/ 1. Boil a saucepan of water 2. Gently place of …

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Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

Freshly harvested Jerusalem artichokes from the garden and straight into the kitchen to make soup. You will need: Jerusalem Artichokes x 1kg, wash and slice Carrots x 2, slice Leeks x 2, slice Onion x 1, peel and slice Milk x 1 litre Salt, …

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How to make Elderflower Cordial

4kg Sugar (Granulated White) 4ltr Water 60 Elderflower Heads 6 Lemons 50g Citric Acid In a large pan, place the elderflowers with their heads facing down and cover with slices of lemon. In a second pan add the water, sugar and citric acid together. …

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How to make Elderflower Champagne

The elderflowers are in full bloom at the moment. Many years ago Jonathan Wallace came to visit me and we make some elderflower champagne, it was wonderful. We drank some a month later and the rest was kept for around 6 months. All bottles …

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Coconut Pancakes and Mango Sauce

I recently discovered a lovely breakfast idea within the pages of ‘eat smart’ by youtuber Niomi Smart. They were beautiful if a little time consuming, so ideally I would keep them as a treat for the weekend breakfast. You will need: 150g / 1½ …

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