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How to Preserve Figs

A good year for figs 2013 has turned out to be a good year for figs at the Villas, making up for the fact that our five year old tree tree only offered us a somewhat-less-than-grand total of just three fruit last year! Due to the fact that the fruit all reached ripeness at roughly…

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The SowandSo Belgium Garden this Week

Canning and Preserving It’s August and that always means a busy time for vegetable growers. Harvests are coming in thick and fast and we are juggling our time between garden and kitchen. Here at Sow and So Belgium we have been busy canning and preserving. I collected seedpods from nasturtiums and made the poor mans…

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Recipe; Courgette, Ginger and Lemon Jam

Overgrown Courgettes After baking 3 chocolate courgette cakes and 2 savoury courgette cakes I am still finding overgrown courgettes through the thick foliage. It was time to do something drastic with these whoppers. I searched the net for a jam recipe that involves courgette. I tried one last year but failed miserably because I was…

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What To Do with Overgrown Courgettes? Make a Cake!

Glut It is that time again when courgettes grow out of control before your very eyes. The large leaves often conceal even the whoppers and in no time you find you just can’t keep up with harvesting. Hating waste, I have been searching for new and unusual recipes to help deal with the courgette glut…

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