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We’ve not got much chutney in and Laura hasn’t made any this year, P1020866so she got to work last Sunday. This chutney has a certain whiff of Christmas, with cranberries, apples, dates, and spices used in the mix. Hardly surprising there’s a Christmas feel as all the classic Christmas ingredients are trickling in at the moment. I got the cranberries from the fish van, newly off the boat.

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Made Quince jam today with our allotment harvest. I love the way quince surreptitiously changes colour as it cooks from a creamy pale yellow to a blush rose. Our eight small perfumed fruits yielded two small jars of thick jam with a texture that explains why it gave its name to marmalade.

I also made a quick batch of rock buns using spelt flour, partly because I am running low on white plain flour. I had a slight fear of creating buns resembling the dinner lady’s solid offerings for the Bash Street Kids but they have turned out well – more satisfying than their traditional counterparts.