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    We used to do that as kids. Mum used to make lovely blackberry and apple pies.

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    I was thinking about apple & blackberry crumble, and perhaps a few on my cereal in the mornings, but it's now evolving into bramble jelly!

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    What's everyone up to over the Bank Holiday?

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    Same as usual Lex. When you're retired, every day is a holiday.

    Or, more sinisterly as someone once said to me, "Every day above ground is a good 'un!"

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    I'll be off to the Plum Festival in Pershore over the weekend. I stumbled into it last August Bank Holiday & really enjoyed it.

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    I'm thinking of writing another business book. I'll probably use the time to do some research on it. - Unless Mrs R decides otherwise!

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    Lex, if you like Plums, try this...

    Jamie Oliver recipe

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    Thanks Rebbonk - looks a great recipe!

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    Just had a busy morning making bramble jelly & rhubarb jam. Both came out ok, seeing as it's my first attempt at jam-making.

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    Good on you. I started in the kitchen late in life, but really enjoy it- as long as I have the time!

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    I really enjoy cooking - basic stuff, mostly. Treated myself to a beef brisket from a local butcher today, which will keep me going for most of the next week.

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    I had a b*ll*cking about the last piece of brisket I did!

    It was quite a large piece (note, Mrs R bought it!) and I cooked it in the slow cooker with onions and beef stock. It was lovely and tender and really tasty, and lasted the two of us 3 days.

    Mrs R complained that it was too 'strong' tasting and ended up giving quite a lot of hers to the dog. - It was all my fault!

    Now, Thursday of this last week we were having a beef casserole, but I didn't think we had enough meat for it. I asked Mrs R to get a little more when she went shopping. She brought back a rather nice piece of brisket(!) which I cubed and added to the casserole. All cooked in the slow cooker along with carrots, onions and a beef stock. Not a single word of complaint!

    Women!

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