Tag Archives: dessert

Don’t try this at home: Pea and Mint Ice-Cream

I don’t like ice-cream. I tend not to mention it very often as people are inclined to react rather badly. But once they’ve overcome their initial shock, the conversation usually continues along these lines: Q: Really? A: Yes Q: Not … Continue reading

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Blackberry Picking: And Blackberry and Apple Crumble

Blackberry-Picking Late August, given heavy rain and sun For a full week, the blackberries would ripen. At first, just one, a glossy purple clot Among others, red, green, hard as a knot. You ate that first one and its flesh … Continue reading

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Marsala Baked Plums with Almonds and Mascarpone

Plums are a versatile fruit that can be incorporated into jams and chutneys, crumbles and tarts, cakes and pies. And there are plenty of ways to include them in savoury dishes as well, although I’ve yet to be convinced of … Continue reading

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