Denise: A surfeit of eggs just now, so I’ve been turning some into lemon curd: incredibly more-ish stuff it is too! I’ll probably make another batch in a week or so. Last year’s harvest of blackcurrants was very good, and looking in the freezer it looks like we’ve more than enough for ourselves, so this afternoon I made 14 jars of blackcurrant jelly; and there’s surely enough for another batch of that too.
Denise: Baked potato for lunch. Snow and iced up outside, so can’t get to pull fresh carrots and other veg. Usually the winters are so mild, here in Uist, we don’t need to lift in autumn and store for the winter – can leave the vegetables in the ground for picking fresh. Thankfully, potatoes are the exception!
Jonathan: A really great meal last night – all of our own growing. A casserole with goose breasts, parsnip, carrot and the last green peppers, with a little blackcurrant wine. Slow gentle cook in the Aga. Eaten with the wood glowing deep red on the stove. Perfect!