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Sat 20-Nov-10
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Green Rosie
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AH - you noticed I wasn't herelaugh.  I have just been so busy something had to give - done loads of preserving and freezing the veg that finally grew once we got some Autumn rain.  Now I am manically cooking things from the freezer as I have very little space in which to fit the turkeys, pig and lambs that are all due for slaughter soon.

 

How are you?  Any newson the preserve making business?

Sat 20-Nov-10
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Rosie, look at Shelley's signature box, her web-site is in there - rather yummy stuff there too.

I'll try that again!

Sat 20-Nov-10
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Toffeeapple said:

Rosie, look at Shelley's signature box, her web-site is in there - rather yummy stuff there too.


 

Excellent - there is a lovely selection there Shelley.  I make preserves for guests in the gite so am always on the look-out for ideas and I am far enough away not to be pinching business from you.  I particularly like the bottles you have for the syrups etc - can I ask where you got them from?

I think I might post up a list of my preserves available on the blog/website - you never know, it might tempt in a guest or twowink

Sat 20-Nov-10
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Green Rosie said:

 

I have a recipe for pumpkin curd if you are interested.


 

Yes please, Rosie! I love lemon and lime curd. Pumpkin sounds good too!

Sat 20-Nov-10
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Green Rosie
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Pumpkin Curd

 

1Kg pumpkin  (weighed before peeling)

500g sugar

100g butter

2 lemons

1. Cut the pumpkin

into small chunks, add to a large pan, just cover with water and simmer

for 15-20mins (adding more water if needed to stop it sticking) until

tender.

2. Drain, saving the water for soup etc.

3. Liquidise or sieve the pulp.

4. Add the sugar, butter and grated lemon rind plus juice.

5. Stir well to mix, bring to the boil and cook for 5 mins stirring all the time.

6. Cool slightly then pour into sterilised jars. Seal and label.

7. Store in a cool place and in the fridge once opened.

Sat 20-Nov-10
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Sounds good! Thanks!

Sat 20-Nov-10
11:41 pm
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Rosie PM me and I would be happy to share any recipes that sound tempting (likewise anyone else)

 

the bottles are from http://www.ascott.biz - their rates to France are astounding and very quick

 

It might be good to offer some of your jams for sale; just by the door of the breakfast room placed discreetly on a side table could attract some passing trade?  

 

Glad to see you are back - we are moving in the new year so lots of news on our front!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sat 20-Nov-10
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Shelley, I'm waiting for pics of your new place - eventually.  I can feel your excitement from here! big_hug

I'll try that again!

Sat 20-Nov-10
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we viewed 3 today and both feel a lot more positive about the move and accepting about the huge loss of deposit!  However, although we will leave this house after christmas, we wont move to our new place before July as our son needs to finish primary school

 

we are very keen to move to a lovely town called cazeres  http://www.mairie-cazeres.fr/

 

We have just spent a delightful evening amongst friends from our geocaching community and they were soo thoughtful and kind it really rejuevenated us!

 

 

Sun 21-Nov-10
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It looks like a very interesting Commune.  Is it very far from where you live now?

So good to know that you had a smashing evening with your Geocaching friends that has made you feel so loved.  big_hug

I'll try that again!

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It is about an hour from where we are now: 30 minutes from my main base for work, 45 max from hubby's poss work and around the same from my daughters college

 

also very close to many of our geocaching friends, one of whom we discovered will teach our son history and geog at college next year (college is secondary school!)

Sun 21-Nov-10
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shelley said:

Rosie PM me and I would be happy to share any recipes that sound tempting (likewise anyone else)

 

the bottles are from http://www.ascott.biz " their rates to France are astounding and very quick

 

It might be good to offer some of your jams for sale; just by the door of the breakfast room placed discreetly on a side table could attract some passing trade?  

 

Glad to see you are back " we are moving in the new year so lots of news on our front!

 

 

Will do Shelley

Thanks for Ascott link " I canalways send things to my SiL who is coming over for Christmas

 

Good luck with moving

 

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This is probably too late but if you are still interested there are three pumpkin recipes in the Economy Gastronomy book. Pumpkin risotto, pumpkin cannelloni and a Thai style pumpkin soup.

Of the three the only one that I was willing to repeat was the soup but that was worth the whole experiment. It's got chili and coconut milk in a really really nice. I've had a profusion of butternut squash in the garden this year so I've been making it with that instead and that works really well too.

Roz.

Wed 24-Nov-10
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wave Hello Roz, welcome to the forum.

I'll try that again!

Wed 24-Nov-10
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Toffeeapple said:

wave Hello Roz, welcome to the forum.


 

Thanks. I've been lurking for a while and decided that it was time to de-cloak...

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