Thursday, 23 June 2011

Country Recipe’s by Christina V

I have a new recipe booklet.  If you wish to purchase a copy, it is £1.00 plus 1st class postage.  Please email me if you are interested, or alternatively I will have some copies at my stall. 
These recipe's I created were as a result of gluts of produce from my allotment.  One year is never the same, for food gluts, but these recipe's certainly assist if you have to use up your produce.  I have tested all the recipe's and I am happy to give advise if needed !
Thank you !!
Strawberry Jam Recipe
Blackberry and Apple Jam Recipe
Apple Chutney Recipe
Pickled Onion Recipe
Apple Crumble
Rhubarb Crumble Recipe
Cream of Pumpkin Soup Recipe
French Onion Soup Recipe
Courgette Fritters Recipe
Onion Fritters Recipe

Monday, 20 June 2011

Seaglass cards & jewellery

Sea glass is broken glass that has found its way to the ocean where it is transformed into frosted treasures by the natural tumbling action of the tides. Sea glass washes up on beaches all over the world. There are a few different terms for sea glass such as, beach glass, driftglass and mermaids tears.  The glass makes its way in to the ocean from shipwrecks or old coastal dumps, but most comes from rubbish left on the beach.
 I only work with genuine sea glass that I have found on the beaches in Cornwall, while out walking my Border Collie Dylan.  

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Lemon balm

This is my 1 year old lemon balm, grown from seed.  Makes a lovely tea, helps calmes nerves and hyper children.  Use aprox 4 leaves, in just boiled water - leave for 3 mins, then remove leaves.  I add 1 tsp of sugar - but can also use honey to sweaten.  It is very refreshing, the calmness effects works quite quickly.  The plant is a perrenial, but will die right back in winter.  But has survived last year's snow - so quite hardy.
You can dry the leaves or freeze them for winter use.