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East Yorkshire Herb Group September Meeting

Our inaugural meeting in July was a great success and lots of fun too! Our next meeting is on Wednesday 22nd September at 7.30pm at West Heslerton Village Hall. This month we’ll be featuring Rosemary and Thyme. We’ll discuss folklore, … Continue reading

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East Yorkshire Herb Group – Update

The group’s inaugural meeting will be held on Wednesday 28th July at 7.30pm. Further information and directions to West Heslerton can be found at http://www.purplesage.org.uk/EYHG.htm Do come along if you can – it would be lovely to meet you. Anyone interested in … Continue reading

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East Yorkshire Herb Group

Do any of you live in East Yorkshire? I’m thinking of setting up an informal and fun group for anyone interested in herbs – that includes growing them, cooking with them, making lotions & potions and anything else that takes your … Continue reading

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James Wong

James Wong is back on our tellies on Tuesday March 23rd with a new series of Grow Your Own Drugs – A Year with James Wong. The first of six episodes starts at 8pm on BBC 2. Amazon are offering the … Continue reading

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Fairtrade Gifts

The Purple Sage Website now has a selection of Fairtrade Gifts to sell. Take a look and support the work of disadvantaged women in Nepal and the UK’s Breast Cancer Campaign. Click here for more information. I’ve just finished making … Continue reading

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Hedgerow Jelly

HEDGEROW JELLY 1kg crabapples 1kg mixed hedgerow berries (sloes, rosehips, hawthorn berries, blackberries, elderberries, wild raspberries, rowan berries) Around 1kg sugar Jelly bag or muslin cloth Remove stalks from berries and rinse. Roughly chop apples without removing peel or core. … Continue reading

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Rosehip Syrup

ROSEHIP SYRUP  Ingredients:  500g  (20 ounces) Rosehips  650g  (26 ounces)  granulated or raw cane sugar  Pick over the rosehips, removing the stalks, then rinse in cold water. Place 800mls (1 and a half pints) of water in a pan and bring … Continue reading

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Conkers, Berries, James Wong and Archaeology!

It’s been a while since I wrote anything – sorry. It’s a busy time of year. I’ve been harvesting hedgerow berries (haws, sloes, elderberries, rosehips, crabapples) and making jams, jellies, syrups and cordials. Will try to post a few recipes for … Continue reading

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Come and say Hello!

On Saturday 20th June I’ll be in Malton Relish delicatessen in the market place in Malton North Yorkshire. Do drop in for a chat – I’ll be there from 11am until 2pm. This shop sells all sortts of wonderful edible … Continue reading

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A new family has moved in next door!

I spent yesterday morning in my dispensary updating my client notes and gazing out of the window onto the farmyard. A little striped feral cat kept going in and out of one of the sheds, so I went to investigate. … Continue reading

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