This year we have made sloe gin and it has turned out amazing. 1/3 of a demijohn of sloes, pricked with the end of a knife to break the skin. an inch of sugar in demijohn gin to fill the demijohn (or it was until a friend or 2 got a taste for it) shake [...]
Hello again just a quick post to upload cherry brandy recipe we are trying currently 1.5 kg Cherries cup of sugar 2 cinnamon sticks Brandy to make up remainder of demijohn. leave for as long as you can resist but at least 3 months.
i have had a incredably crazy 6 months at my new job so havent been able to blog for a while. i recently made a mead and was asked to produce some for a friends wedding. i therefor want it to be as good as possible. my initial mead was an elderflower mead, which although [...]
OK so lesson 2 went not quite as well as lesson 1 with stalling, instructor breaking and and getting lost in a housing estate. on a plus note no casualties. and did roundabouts etc. comparison time. Where’s the power!! i ride a 128BHP 1100CC motorcycle. 0-60 2.6 seconds. i am learning to drive in a 1000CC [...]
a year and a half or more ago Skippy and I started the loving Task of restoring GLADOS (or beelzebobber) a gz125 marauder. it sat in the garden for 3 months, the garage for a few more. during this time we lovingly restored a large proportion of her, bearings, breaks, controls etc etc etc she was [...]
well it has finally happened, i am a traitor to the biker clan, the full time riders all year round. I am learning to drive a car. this has come because of the impending crappification of my hands and joints which has started and i am experiencing pain from over use due to clutch operation [...]
chutneys are a new item to me. i have always shyed away from all but the mango as i am not a fan of pickled items. how wrong was i!!! here is the recipe used and will be reused from landcroft house Makes 12 jars 1.75kg greengages 3 Bramley apples, cored and chopped large hand [...]
Having got more than just slightly into brewing and producing over 15 wines this year, a miriad of ciders and liqueurs and not forgetting the sloe gin, i have decided to try a few more home made lovely treats from reasonably freely available materials. Jam and Chutney were the obvious choices. so far on my [...]
We have just bottled the lady batch of liquors and they are the best yet.pear drop is just silly nice. Rhubarb wine is being bottled this evening and fruit season is almost upon US. Will be posting a full list off proposed wines and brews shortly.
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