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I was about to Freecycle a Bodum chopping board, however thought there might be some interested on this forum amongst all the foodies.
Its quite hefty (5000g brand / label on the side gives it away): 27cm x 27cm square, and 10cm deep ... almost butcher block size in fact.
Please contact me if you want photos, if I dont hear anything in a couple of days I will Freecycle through normal routes.
Hi, does anybody know of a good local source of (free!) compost / rotted manure (Lymington/New Milton/Brockenhurst areas)? I'm starting to think about mulching the veggie patch - this year I'm trying to be organised and do it in the Autumn and let the worms do the work rather than in Spring when its always a rush.
Just made some bramble jelly - my favourite jam/jelly ever. (I shall be hiding the few jars I made jealously from the kids!) After 1 hour picking last night I had 1.8kg of blackberries. If you fancy making some I would pick some soon as with all the rain many of the blackberries are starting to soften and break up (although still a few unripe ones left)
The recipe is very simple there seem to be some small variations but essentially the same:
If anybody fancies as many damsons as they can pick and a selection of cooking & eating apples, plus a smattering of pears - shout! We've already made damson chutney, damson jelly, apply jelly .. pear & lemon jam is in the pipeline (plus the usual suspects: crumbles, stewed fruit etc) - there's just too much to use and its a shame to waste it.
We're in Hordle and around and about over the weekend if you fancy coming over and helping yourself: Phone on Hordle 610281…Continue