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Seven 1lb jars of home-made mincemeat.

Making mincemeat

We’re on a tighter budget for Christmas this year, thanks to the combination of a poor season for vegetables, reduced sales of pork and pigs and a second static year for the Other Half’s salary coinciding with much higher prices for just about everything. It means we can’t afford the same quality and quantity of […]

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Gooseberries in syrup

The weather has turned chilly over the past couple of days, so we’ve stepped up the harvest and started stripping all the remaining soft fruit from their bushes. It was the turn of the gooseberries today, with the Other Half and I steadfastly ignoring a swarm of wasps to pick the last 1.5kg of berries. […]

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