Author Archives: Sue

Tart It Up! Damson Sauce wins a Great Taste * Gold Star 2013

  We are thrilled that  Tart It Up! Damson Sauce won a coveted Gold Star in this year’s Guild of Fine Food “Great Taste Awards” (2013). Here’s what the judges had to say about it:  “A rich deep burgundy colour. … Continue reading

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Tarte au citron: Lemon tart recipe

For my annual festive lunch this year,  I made a large lemon tart.  Tarte au citron definitely ranks up there as one of my all time favourite desserts.  I adore lemons and use them prodigiously in my everyday cooking….thinly sliced … Continue reading

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Autumn fruit crumble

There’s nothing more comforting, as the nights draw in, than a crumble made with the last of the blackberries combined with Turkish figs and this season’s bramley apples. You can be inventive with your fruit combinations.  I just happened to … Continue reading

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Gooseberry and Elderflower Syllabub

I love tart English fruit.  Rhubarb, Redcurrants, Damsons and through the summer when most of our summer berries are red – along come gooseberries. Lovely pale green, sometimes golden or red flecked,  hairy  goosegogs appear in our shops in from … Continue reading

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The Big Lunch Cake Baking Competition

Last weekend I was asked to judge a local cake competition in Kilburn at Charteris Road’s “The Big Lunch”. About 60 or so community spirited souls braved the squally weather bringing a dish or two to share on the long … Continue reading

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Prodigious Strawberry Pavlova

Prodigous Strawberry Pavlova In between a hectic round of street parties over the Jubilee weekend, I wanted to make a dessert for a gathering on Monday evening.  As I had several boxes of really good strawberries, eggs, home made caramel … Continue reading

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News on the Tart It Up! Damson Sauce front

I’d like to give you a brief up-date since I launched Tart It Up! my new damson sauce at the end of March 2012.  My business venture The Art of Puddings has taken an unexpected turn since the end of … Continue reading

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Tart it Up! launches, Sunday 18th March

  Art of Puddings is dead excited to be  launching our fantastic new damson sauce, Tart it Up!  on Sunday, 18th March from 10am – 3pm at Ruislip Artisan Food Market, The Great Barn, Manor Farm Site, Ruislip HA4 7QL. … Continue reading

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Apple pressing

This weekend, an hour before the snow arrived, I’d brought in a good supply of logs for the fire – I fancied a warming glass of  mulled apple juice.  My stash of Chiltern apple juice in the cupboard under the … Continue reading

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Black Forest Gateau Cocktail

Flying back on Christmas Day from New York, we grabbed a couple of hours shut eye and got ourselves over to N London to join good friends for our annual blow out Christmas lunch. On the menu – Craig’s chicken … Continue reading

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