#John Harris

Mad about medlars

The misshapen medlar, mespilus germanica, has a little of the dog’s bottom about it: a puckered and cheeked squashed apple …

saffronbunny-food-blogger-cornwallCrab apples have generous pectin levels, therefore the margin of error for first time jelly makers (moi) is generous and it’s easy to get right. (more…)

‘The season of mist and mellow fruitfulness’ may well be beckoning but the apples ‘bending the moss’d cottage-trees’ in Keats’ celebration of autumn are sadly absent in many gardens and orchards across the UK. (more…)