Friday, September 18, 2009

Mellow fruitfulness


Egremont Russets, Kentish cob nuts, damsons (in distress).

11 comments:

  1. My Sister's favourite apple, the squirrels always beat us to most of the cob nuts at the family home and I love Damsons! They seemed to grow wild in the hedges in Shropshire but apparently they had damson fairs where they were sold to the dye industry so I expect they were planted on purpose...we used to eat them raw, in pies, in jam, bottled... yummy

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  2. I don't know what Kentish cob nuts are but they are beautiful! What a lovely still life, Maureen. :)

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  3. Mr H was once cajoled into buying a mountain of damsons by some children with an impromptu stall at their front gate.
    They could have done with being a bit riper, but after managing to get the stones out they made lovely jam. Took a few years off my life, though.
    I think russet apples are my favourites as well- we planted an Egremont this year and I have high hopes.

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  4. Hi Monix,

    Made the mushroom tart from the recipe on your blog the other night. It was delicious. I talked about it on my blog and added a link to your site. Being new to the blogging world, I hope that is okay with you.

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  5. Jodi
    Thank you for the courtesy. I'm glad that you enjoyed the tart.

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  6. Rattking On
    I saw your post about planting the Egremont and envied you. Those are my favourite apples and buying the first of the season yesterday made me feel that autumn has really arrived. We certainly had the mists today.

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  7. Lovely header photo. Must now go and hunt for your mushroom tart.

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  8. Susie
    The photo is of the lavender garden at Buckfast Abbey.

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  9. Rattling On - fingers and thumbs!

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  10. I second question, what are cob nuts?

    (Hmmm. I thought I had a Google account, but the Maxwell's demon doesn't seem to recognize me.)

    Harry Eagar

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  11. Harry
    Sorry, I missed Karin's query about the Kentish cobnuts. They are a variety of hazel nut and you can read about them here

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