Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Have Pears Will Poach

A couple of years ago we had a glut of pears and a friend donated a load of Kilner jars; so I made Poached Pears
They turned out to be a surprisingly tasty treat, when we cracked a jar open in the depths of mid-Winter. They were then heated up and served with vanilla ice cream, yummmm…
Our friendly neighbour recently asked if we wanted some surplus from their tree, so I decided to reprise the recipe. However, in between preparing the simple ingredients, putting the kids to bed and listening to something terribly interesting on Radio 4, I forgot to add the cinnamon sticks.

Based on the delicious smells I created in the kitchen though, I predict it will be just as tasty this time around. I can't wait till it gets a bit colder...

Apple Day Announcement!

Apple Day at Mansbridge Community Orchard
Let's enjoy our fantastic local resource together next Saturday!

Southampton Woodcraft Folk will bring Apple Pickers, a "scratter" (fruit crusher) and Apple Press. I will bring the Community Orchard equipment and other community groups will also be represented.

Bring yourself, your family, your friends and perhaps also
- your own apples (or pick some there)
- sandwiches
- stout apple-picking clothing and foorwear
- collecting bags, chopping equipment, empty bottles for juice etc.

Enjoy the wonderful community atmosphere of an Apple Day! Time 1:30 - 4:00 pm 
Park on Octavia Rd or at the Swan Inn, Mansbridge.

N.B. Attend at your own risk - please be aware of the safety of others and take care of our environment.

The weather may be a bit wet and windy, so wellington boots and waterproofs will be de-rigueur...

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