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Spiced Toffee Apple Cake

Recipe update

A recipe by May Wilson, Powburn

In the last issue of Cheviot Views newsletter (Issue 23), May Wilson gave us a ‘Recipe for Success’ to make Spiced Toffee Apple Cake. Unfortunately, we omitted to publish the ingredients for the toffee sauce. As a few keen bakers have contacted us to get the ingredients so that they can try out May’s recipe, we thought we’d set out recipe again – this time with all the ingredients. Enjoy!

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Sloe news day!

Sloe news: blackthorn fruit

Since the first flowering of blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) in Spring the Autumn can now boast a few handfuls of sloes – the fruit of the blackthorn.

Blackthorn is a deciduous shrub/tree growing to about 5m in height. Its very dark, almost black bark, and the profusion of large, stiff thorns give it its name.

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Great garden tea 2015!

What a great garden tea!

Thanks to the hard work of everyone who organised the Tea in the Garden event that took place yesterday I, for one, woke up this morning with a smile on my face.

What a wonderful time we had in Powburn’s Community Garden yesterday afternoon. Having had a few drops of rain in the morning, the sun came out almost on cue at 3 o’ clock, jumpers came off, and…the party began!

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