Big Apple Harvestime celebrations 8th and 9th October 2016 in and around Much Marcle


This year’s celebration of English apples, orchards and cider will be based on eight venues in and around Much Marcle.  For an afternoon, a day or a full weekend – the Big Apple is a special opportunity to enjoy the autumn countryside on the Marcle Ridge.  Laurie Lee first described cider as ‘Golden Fire’ and […]

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Aubergine Cheesecake Recipe


This is a lovely, savoury recipe suitable for vegetarians and ideal for using up the last of the seasonal aubergines.  I recommend using full fat cream cheese as low fat will give a different, not so satisfactory result.  Any savoury crackers will probably fit the bill, but Ritz do crush easily (use a rolling pin if […]

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Cider News


A new future for Ledbury’s Cider Shop, Rural Media’s “Golden Fire” film and app, plus Big Apple Harvestime. New future for Ledbury’s Cider Shop Ledbury’s Three Counties Cider Shop is now being run by the Cider Core, a partnership of four local cider producers – Wilce’s, Gregg’s Pit, Once Upon a Tree and Oliver’s. The […]

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Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe


Perfect for the season and the weather, this ice cream does not need to be made in an ice cream machine. Serves 6 450g. / 1lb. strawberries 250g. / 8ozs. caster sugar 584mls. / 1 pt. Double or Whipping Cream 4 tablespoons of Crème de Cassis Liquidise the strawberries, caster sugar and crème de cassis […]

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