It’s my 2023 fruit growing round-up! The highs and the lows, the good and the bad, the weird and the wonderful.
Monica talks about her interest in historical food and orchard cookery, shares her favourite fruit recipes and offers biffin-making tips.
This C19th recipe is for a classic version of baked apples, scorched on the top, then slow-stewed in sweet wine.
In which I re-post a selection of how-to articles that will help you get the best from your apple and pear harvests this autumn.
This quick and easy pudding recipe comes from a volume that is presumed to have been penned by the wife of one of England’s most famous literary figures…
Apple scoops at the ready for this dish of fresh fruit stuffed full of nutty, citrusy, creamy, boozy goodness.
I grew my newly-grafted apple trees in a mature Hügelkultur bed last year and was quite impressed with the results.
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.
Follow the lifecycle of a single apple bud from dormancy to harvest, in this series of 40+ photos.
The best laid plans of orchardists gang aft aglay when apple tree diseases get involved, including my latest grafting experiment.