28. September 2010 17:40
September is one of my favorite months. In our gardens crab apples, quince, pears, blackberries & beautiful Shropshire damsons are pulling down and straining the boughs of the trees & bushes. Under the trees giant pumpkins, marrows and various gourds lurk as well as rows of still thriving herbs.
Last year we made a beautiful sugar syrup infused with verbena & lemon balm. This was poured boiling over damsons, which when left to cool, were served with ice cream and meringue – so fruity & tangy.
September also ushers in the game season. We have partridge, venison and, into October, pheasant from the Apley Estate. One thing we love to serve with these is crab apple jelly.
Download our recipe for Crab Apple Jelly (743.14 kb)