This WWI-era Belgian dessert recipe could be a useful way to use up a gooseberry glut.
Author: Darren T
John French, on Making ‘Water of Fruits’
Please find enclosed 1 (one) instruction leaflet for your C17th home distillation kit; brick furnace, alembic and stave barrel not included.
Free Online Resource – Fruit Books by the Hundred
Can I interest you in a big ol’ list of fruit books, many of them free to access online? Read on if so…
Thomas Jenner, on the ‘Best Way to Preserve Goose-Berries’
This probably plagiarised mid-C17th recipe seems to be for gooseberry jam, in all but name.
Martha Pritchard Stanford, on Making ‘Apple Farcie’
Apple scoops at the ready for this dish of fresh fruit stuffed full of nutty, citrusy, creamy, boozy goodness.
Hügelkultur in the Orchard Nursery
I grew my newly-grafted apple trees in a mature Hügelkultur bed last year and was quite impressed with the results.
Adelaide Keen, on Making German ‘Apple Balls’
This early C20th recipe from a lady of… quite strongly-held views, is for a fried morsel that sounds like a tasty treat to me.
Jeanette C. Van Duyn on Making ‘Fig Preserve Dainty’
Here are the building blocks of a quick, easy and apparently improvised dessert to help you use up some of your stored fruit preserves.
Gallery: Lifecycle of an Apple, From Bud to Blossom to Fruit
Follow the lifecycle of a single apple bud from dormancy to harvest, in this series of 40+ photos.
M. Chomel (and Richard Bradley) on ‘Boiling of Cyder’
Why on earth would you want to boil cyder? Here’s a suggestion from the C18th, courtesy of Messrs. Chomel and Bradley.