Making your own Branston Pickle

This is an unashamed attempt to re-create the famous Branston Pickle.  Obviously it's not exactly the same as the commercial stuff, my last batch was a little spicier than the real thing, but it has all the sweet/sour balance…

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Allotments are political


It might seem like a genteel pursuit, pottering around and growing your own veg in what the less horticulturally-minded think of as a glorified garden, but the reality of allotments is that they are last vestige of commoners rights, the

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It's not too late for Parkin

Normally known as a traditional Bonfire Night speciality, Parkin walks a fine line between a cake and a toffee and is the perfect teatime treat for a cold day.  The recipes I've seen vary immensely, but there is a

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