The other Almond blossom appreciation Society.

The sun has been warm the last week or so with temperatures in the high teens and up to 22 degrees and I can hear the almond trees holding their collective breaths ready to burst into life later in the month. The Other Almond blossom Appreciation Society 23rd to 27th…

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Apricot and almond tart..

A sweet pastry case with bottled apricots then almond sponge and blanched almonds on top. The following quantities made two tarts one 15 cm and one 20 cm. Sweet pastry case 5 oz/ 100g  flour, 3oz/70gButter, 2oz/30g sugar, 1 egg yolk. Sponge 3 large eggs, and the same weight of sugar, margarine…

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Christmas Fair at Tres Cales.

We had a great day selling Manna House Produce at the Christmas  Fair at Tres Cales. Nearly 30 stalls of all different Nationalities selling wonderful things.  We had Mince pies, Shortbread, Gingerbread men and Chutneys and jams and our own Olive oil of course. The organisers brought mulled wine around…

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Fig Jam .. third batch.

We have four varieties of Fig tree here. A green one, probably Kalamata or the Common Fig; a black one called Black Mission, a white and one we brought from England called Brown Trout. ( It doesn’t taste a bit like fish!) They produce masses of fruit,  the black one…

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