Just a few notes on my writing plans for the rest of the year, and fruit-growing plans for 2024.
Mr Worlidge outlines the advantages of growing pears rather than apples in wet, heavy soils, and tells us the best C17th sorts to plant for perry.
Here’s a seventeenth century recipe for a classic pear pie. Packed full of sugar and spice, it’s also rosewater-iced, which sounds nice…
It’s my 2023 fruit growing round-up! The highs and the lows, the good and the bad, the weird and the wonderful.
This rather tasty-sounding, early C20th recipe for stewed quinces is simplicity itself.
This C17th recipe for medlars in syrup sounds interesting, but reading it left me somewhat confused and bemused,
Here’s a quick and easy-sounding C18th method for making a crab-apple version of the once-common condiment .
Checking back in with our fig tree, badly frost-pruned in May 2021, to see just how strong its regrowth has been.
I have no idea who this “Agricola” fellow might have been, but by Jove, I do like the sound of his pro-cider rhetoric.
Monica talks about her interest in historical food and orchard cookery, shares her favourite fruit recipes and offers biffin-making tips.