While in Manchester this weekend I spotted this intriguing sight outside a vegetable shop. A deliberate attempt to confuse the customers perhaps:
We were there on a mission to deliver a chilli plant to our wandering assistant gardener:
We also delivered a little gift of windfall apples, the last of the autumn raspberries, some green tomatoes, rhubarb jam, marrow chutney and the last jar of last year’s slightly unsuccessful crab apple jelly:
When we made the crab apple jelly last year (using juiced crab apples rather than a jelly bag), it was unbelievably sour and very runny. We couldn’t really find a use for it but over the year it seems to have mellowed and solidified a bit. Just the thing to go with those ‘mangoes’ perhaps.