Should be more a general update really but marmalade features heavily so I’ll start with that. We have just made a batch of grapefruit, lime and lemon marmalade, not having thought ahead enough to lay in stocks of Seville oranges in the freezer. Nor – in our defense – had we realised when we started tentatively popping little jars of homemade marmalade into the barns just what we had started.
How wrong! Our guests seem to love marmalade quite as much as we do, which of course is lovely.
We thought of it as a little experiment, something we could try out discreetly, and discontinue equally discreetly…
So now I am on the lookout for interesting recipes for really good, bitter marmalade but which doesn’t rely on Sevilles. We used wonderfully fresh, organic Sevilles this Jan, from Riverford, but the grapefruit, lemon and lime is almost as good although I say it myself.
Any offers of favourite marmalade recipes that fit the bill, will be very gratefully received (and acknowledged!). Please/thank you!
As winter seems determined to creep into Spring it seems appropriate to have a post Easter offer. Mid April is a lovely time to start to blow away the cobwebs. What better place to be than a brisk walk or leisurely stroll in the Peak District. The weather will be warmer, can’t be any colder […]
Douglas’s Barn is available for last minute bookings between 2 and 23 March 2018. Why not treat yourself to an early Spring Break in the lovely Peak District. The nights are getting lighter and after the promise of snow this week I am sure spring and the daffodils will be waiting to burst through. Minimum […]
Still chance to surprise you Valentine with a couple of days away in the Peak District. Douglas’s Barn is available for a mid week break. Cake and a romantic barn awaits. Worth sneaking off from work for a couple of nights