30.8.13

Crab Apple






My little crab apple tree is certainly making up for last year's dismal crop. The apples are dropping thick and fast. None of the windfalls are really suitable for use but there are plenty of good fruit on the tree still.

What to do with them? I made a lot of crab apple jelly in 2011 but there are still three jars of it on my shelf. Clearly we don't eat that much crab apple jelly. Rather than miss the opportunity to make use of this abundance I think I will use them to make small batches of chilli jelly (chelly) and herb jellies. There are mint and sage growing under the crab apple tree which will make lovely jellies to accompany meat. Meanwhile I will continue to enjoy the bright colour these little apples bring to my flowerless garden.

August has been a riot of colour beginning with a Cornish blue sea and ending with little scarlet apples. Summer is still with us and I think it will be around for a while longer but by the end of September it will be autumn and how I love autumn.










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25.8.13

I Made a Thing

I Made a Thing
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22.8.13

The Colour Collaborative : August ~ Vintage

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Just Now I Am....

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14.8.13

Ripening

Ripening
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10.8.13

Not Not Camping

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7.8.13

August Posy and More Not Camping

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5.8.13

Not Camping Day One

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Not Camping with Tom is not at all like Not Camping alone. I'm not sure why because he's quiet and does his thing while I do my thi...
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