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November – Winter Is On The Way.

November – Winter Is On The Way.

Leaves are falling rapidly, and wind and rainare on the increase. Tender plants (such as bananas) will need protecting from frost, gales and freezing rains. Move plants into the greenhouse, or into a sheltered spot, but if you can’t, it is worth wrapping plants or pots in situ. Remember winter can be a tough time for ...

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The Good Stuff: The Many Nutrient Benefits of Pumpkins

The Good Stuff: The Many Nutrient Benefits of Pumpkins

Pumpkins are an incredibly rich source of nutrients. They are so very good for us that it seems a travesty that they only make a fleeting appearance on people’s radar around the end of October every year, only to be carved into silly faces and discarded by many. What a shame when these humble gourds are so rich in ...

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Autumn Chestnut Salad

Autumn Chestnut Salad

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins Difficulty: Easy Serves: 4 - 6 Ingredients. 3 slices crusty bread, cut into small cubes 3-4 tbsp olive oil 70g pack lamb's lettuce 175g cooked chestnuts, broken into bite-sized pieces 200g cooked beetroot (not in vinegar), peeled and diced 4-6 slices serrano ham halved 1 eating ...

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Apple & Blackberry Crumble

Apple & Blackberry Crumble

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins Difficulty: Easy Serves: 4 Ingredients. For The Crumble Topping 120g plain flour 60g caster sugar 60g unsalted butter at room temperature, cut into pieces For The Fruit Compote 300g Braeburn apples 30g unsalted butter 115g blackberries 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon Vanilla ice ...

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The Great Cranleigh Bake Off

The Great Cranleigh Bake Off

Every year, Macmillan Cancer Support holds the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ to raise funds and awareness for the outstanding work they do to help those diagnosed with cancer. This year, on Saturday 26th September, Cranleigh got involved with fundraising by hosting their very own Great Cranleigh Bake Off! ...

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Autumn Tomato Chutney

Autumn Tomato Chutney

Prep: 40 mins - 50 mins Cook: 50 mins Difficulty: Easy Serves: 1.5 litres / 2.75 pints Ingredients. 1kg ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped 750g cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped 375g light muscovado sugar 250g onions, chopped 250g raisins 1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped 2 tsp salt ½ tsp ground ...

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