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Archive for October, 2011

If you sowed a crop of turnips during the summer, you may be looking forward to harvesting them over the next few weeks.  So we thought you may enjoy our recipe for creamy turnip soup.  Nutritious, delicious and just perfect for a cold autumn day. 

Ingredients

butter
2 large turnips, peeled and chopped
1 large onion peeled and chopped
1 large potato, peeled and chopped
1 litre of warm vegetable stock                                                                                                                                                                                       1 bay leaf
Freshly grate nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste
200 mls of single cream

Method

In a large casserole, melt the butter over a medium heat.

Add chopped turnips, onion and potato.

Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes, until onion is tender and translucent but not golden.

Add the vegetable stock, bay leaf and seasoning.

Simmer gently for 20 to 30 minutes, until vegetables are soft, stirring occasionally.

Remove from the heat, remove the bay leaf and puree the soup mixture with a blender.

Stir in the cream and simmer gently for a few minutes, until warmed through. Do not boil.

Remove from the heat, serve and enjoy!

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Meet our delightful family of Wurzels Napus and Cascara Wurzel and their two children Compo Wurzel and Tumshie Wurzel.  They will entertain your family and share their great sense of fun with you for years.

All these fun scarecrows come dressed in their own pair of brand new jeans, T shirt and cravat and can be positioned right away.

Their arms are articulated and bend allowing you to  change their posture and their clothes, They will sit down or stand at home, in a garden or field.

Scarecrows are a fabulously imaginative present for Christmas, Halloween, Guy Fawkes Night or Birthdays and Anniversaries They are unique.

Dress your Scarecrow as a Member of your team, your school or a favoured character. The possibilities are endless. Every scarecrow will differ slightly owing to the nature of being hand-made, and using different facial features and clothes. Distinguishing features will be individual and therefore differ slightly with each member of the Wurzel family but there will remain a family likeness. Re-use any packaging to stuff the clothes.

This wonderful family of handmade articulated Scarecrows will quickly become part of your own family. They assume a sort of life of their own and watch out, they can suddenly put their arms round you, quite unexpectedly!

Napus and Cascara extended stand about 2m high, including the removable standing post which needs to go 40cm in the ground.  Teenagers, Neep and Tumshie Wurzel are 1.75cm tall inclusive of post as above.  For all the details of how to buy your very own to keep click here.

 

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Sweetcorn is at its seasonal best at the moment, so why not try these delicious Thai Sweetcorn Fritters.  They are easy to make and hugely popular with the whole family.

Ingredients

  • 50g plain flour
  • 3 sweetcorn cobs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 chilli, finely sliced
  • ½ inch fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 small eggs
  • 100ml milk

 Method

  1. Make the batter by mixing together the flour, salt, chilli, ginger and eggs
  2. Boil or steam the sweetcorn on the cob for around 5 minutes. 
  3. Allow to cool well then remove the corn from the cob with a knife.
  4. Mix the sweetcorn with the batter.
  5. Heat the oil in a wok.
  6. Put heaped tablespoons of the sweetcorn batter in the wok.
  7. Cook for a few minutes, turning the fritters until they are brown on both sides 
  8. Serve as a starter or taster addition to a main meal.

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