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Blackcurrant and clotted cream cheesecake

When I was little a battle would be waged every summer in our garden between my mum and the resident blackbirds over who was going to get to the blackcurrants first once they reached peak ripeness. On the occasions when… Continue Reading →

Sour cherry and cinnamon jam

I’ve told you before about how much I love cherries. I’ve probably mentioned the tears that ensued when I swallowed a cherry stone as a child and my dad told me a cherry tree would grow out of my head…. Continue Reading →

Windfall apple butter

I’ve returned to the UK and I’m overjoyed at having a garden again, even if it is going to take a lot of work to sort out how over grown it has become. One of the best things about my… Continue Reading →

Sweet Cucumber Pickle

Today’s Colonial Cravings contribution from the Facebook community comes courtesy of Katy. This is a lovely summery sounding pickle recipe that her granny used to make, which makes it particularly appealing to me because in my world food and memory… Continue Reading →

MANDARIN-BASIL SHRUB

Mr Colonial Cravings here, writing a guest post on my wonderful wife’s excellent blog! (you see I get to benefit from the fruits of Mrs Colonial Cravings efforts, so I really do think it’s excellent!) A few years ago, while… Continue Reading →

PEACH AND HERB JAM

This was made purely as a way of using things up. Whilst rummaging in my overfilled fruit bowl I discovered some slightly geriatric peaches, not too far gone but the skins were certainly starting to get the sort of wrinkles… Continue Reading →

BLACKBERRY AND ROSEMARY JAM

  Jam isn’t hard work. I think a lot of people assume that it is and are bit scared of making their own. It’s actually pretty quick and if you use homegrown or foraged fruit it’s pretty cheap too. I’ve… Continue Reading →

JALAPENO LIME MARMALADE

I’m a big fan of chili jams and jellies, more so than hot sauces (with the exception of chipotle, to which I am wholly addicted). I really like the touch of sweetness followed by the gentle warmth of the spice…. Continue Reading →

FAT-FREE MINCEMEAT

America doesn’t seem to do mince pies at Christmas. Cookies appear to be the festive baking classic on this side of the pond. I’ve never been a particular fan of mince pies – unless I can pry off the pastry… Continue Reading →

NO-CHURN CREAM TEA ICE CREAM

The other week I made a batch of scones which resulted in an odd number. Rather than subject the last one to a battle of greed with Mr Colonial Cravings I decided to incorporate it into a recipe to share…. Continue Reading →

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