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August, 2013

  1. Cool as a cucumber! Cucumber Pickles

    August 18, 2013 by sarah

    The cucumber plants in the front garden have been enjoying the sunshine. A few too many came at one time so I made some cucumber pickles. I have never made this before but we need to wait a month before we can try it 🙁

    550g cucumbers, sliced in 4mm slices

    1 tbsp salt

    300ml white wine vinegar

    100g granulated sugar

    1 tsp yellow mustard seeds

    3 garlic cloves thinly sliced

    In a large bowl layer the cucumber and salt, cover and leave overnight. The next day, rinse well under cold water and dry on kitchen paper.

    In a saucepan combine the rest of the ingredients and heat gently until sugar dissolved. Bring to the boil and add the cucumber, bring back to the boil and pot up immediately in hot sterilised jars. It made 2 of these kilner type jars from Ikea.

    cucumber (1 of 1) cucumber (2 of 1)

  2. Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines…

    August 11, 2013 by sarah

    This was our 3rd wedding anniversary present to each other – a flight in a Tiger Moth at IWM Duxford. We had one each, went up and waved at each other and even got to try flying them. Amazing experience – it felt so real with the wind in your hair! You are probably wondering why this is a third anniversary present? It is to do with the leather flying jackets!

    flying (2 of 2) flying (1 of 2)