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The History of Rhubarb
By Elspeth Biltoft
Rhubarb and especially forced Rhubarb is a wonderful plant with a fascinating history. A native of Siberia and Western China, its roots had been dried and used as a purgative since ancient times.
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Pairing Cheese & Jam
By Sam Wilkin
While cheese and chutney or cheese and fruit are familiar pairings, cheese and jam is something a little bit different. So, we asked cheesemonger Sam Wilkin to explore the concept of matching cheese and jam and suggest some insightful combinations.
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A Love for Marmalade
By Jenny Linford
Glowing orange marmalade, with its distinctive tangy flavour, occupies a special place in our affections. This citrus preserve – usually made from Seville oranges – has long been an essential on breakfast tables throughout Britain.
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Elderflower Secrets
By Elspeth Biltoft
The Elder is one of the most recognizable and readily available shrubby native trees to be found in Britain. It's flowers are easy to identify and straightforward to gather and their unique and powerful flavour make drinks and desserts of a truly superb quality.
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Q&A with Elspeth
By Bread & Oyster Magazine
At the christening of my third daughter in 1986, we had 35 guests to feed after church, we returned to find the Aga had gone out and the planned roast was barely warm! We had to resort to a selection of sandwiches (the children were happy), christening cake and a few glasses of wine to placate grumpy adults.
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Making Marmalade Sticky
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How we make our Marmalade
By Rosebud Preserves
At Rosebud Preserves we have been making our Seville Orange Marmalade in almost the same way for over thirty years. Just as my mother did, we buy fresh, in season, bitter Seville oranges for our classically strong, rich and full-flavoured marmalade.