Pizza and Crafts
Sunday 20 August 2023
Wednesday 13 July; 2-4pm
As we move through Spring, one of the distinctive features of the Crawley Dene landscape is the re-growth of swathes of wild garlic. The pungent smell of garlic drifts through the Dene, carried on light, warm breezes.
It seems that the Plough Inn pub and restaurant in Powburn is now closed until further notice. A handwritten notice has been placed on a blackboard outside the pub as follows:
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!
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.
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!