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Simple Tomato Relish

Simple Tomato Relish

I have tomatoes coming out of my ears at the moment – every time I go out into the garden I come back with a small bucketful, which brings that old-fashioned word glut to mind (from the Latin gluttire – to swallow, and where we get in English glutton). I...
Pineapple and Cardamom Cake

Pineapple and Cardamom Cake

Pineapples are plentiful at the moment so it seems a shame not to give this luscious cake another airing.  This is one of those sticky upside-down affairs that is best eaten warm and the marrying of the cardamom with the pineapple just seems to be one of those...
Pickled Dill Cucumbers

Pickled Dill Cucumbers

These pickles are sometimes referred to as bread and butter cucumbers, probably because they fit neatly in a sandwich and go with lots of sandwichy type things like; cheeses, cured meats, ham, pate’, terrine and roast chicken.  In fact, they are a very handy...