Here’s a late C18th recipe for what amounts to a slightly less rich and spicy version of a modern-day Christmas Pud.
Harvest 2022 – Top Fruit from the Allotment Orchard
Here are the extended highlights of this year’s harvest of apples, pears, quinces, plums and damsons. Top fruit galore!
Robert May, on Preserving Green Fruits
Here’s a quick seventeenth century guide to preserving green or under-ripe fruit: gooseberries, plums, pippins, peaches and grapes.
More Fruit Stories from Atlas Obscura
Here’s another selection of fruit-related stories from the Atlas Obscura archives.
Orchard Visit: Two at Phillips Park, Prestwich
A winter walk leads to the discovery of not one but two new orchards, one on the site of a former kitchen garden.
Plot #79 Orchard Year in Review, 2021 Edition
We’ve had a mixed year on our allotment plot orchard. Here’s a round-up of the good, the bad and the downright ugly.
Mary Smith, on Drying ‘Green Gage Plumbs’
This eighteenth century method for drying greengages calls for candying your plum(b)s in syrup before setting them to dry.
Now Collecting Historical Orchard Recipes
I’ve started putting together an index page of the archive recipes that I’m posting on the site.
Au Revoir to Pear, Plum and Damson Blossom?
Two nights of bad weather after early blossom has bloomed is bad news, but hopefully not the end of this year’s crop.
‘A Lady’, on Making Paste of Plumbs
The anonymous author of this 18th century tract takes time our from moralising to make something jammy.