8 Feb 14

Yorkshire Rhubarb Chutney

Saturday is market day and the appearance of forced Yorkshire Rhubarb was just tempting me to make something with it. If you’ve never had forced Rhubarb before it can be quite sharp making a very marmalade type jam as opposed to the super sweet barbs that go into a crumble.

Most chutneys follow the same basic recipe with onions and apples which provide pectin to help the chutney set easily. It’s really simple to make chutney if you can chop up a load of ingredients and throw them in a pot you can do it.
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24 Jan 14

Knitting Fayer by Kim Hargreaves

Back in October I decided it was time to raid the stash for a Christmas knitting project. I had some beautiful Silk Twist by Rowan in my collection which has long since been discontinued. It’s a lovely variegated yarn of blues. Originally this yarn was going to become Amore from one of the Rowan magazines the only pattern I had for this yarn.

I did start knitting it but sadly it just wasn’t to be. Amore is a cable pattern interspersed with lace and although its easy to follow and would be a fabulous introduction to lace the colour variation was visually off putting.
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17 Jan 14

Postcards from Hambleton; Betty’s Northallerton

I’ve been wanting to do a series of posts on a few of my favourite local spots that I just seem to go back to again and again. The aim is to showcase both well known and hidden gems, maybe I’ll add a few new ones along the way!

A visit to Northallerton somehow doesn’t seem complete without a trip to Betty’s. Right in the centre of the high street it’s really hard to miss with a beautiful seasonal displays of cakes, pastries and breads in the window. I’ve actually been coming to this particular Betty’s my whole life!
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