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Pruning

Learn how to prune apple  & pear trees by helping to winter prune Newburgh Community Orchard.

Every Sunday starting 3rd December 2017 until February 4th 2018. Meet at 1pm (for up to 1.5 hrs) weather permitting. Please bring secateurs


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Poires pochées au vin rouge (pears in red wine)

This is a recipe for cooking pears, or for pears which are too hard for eating. It makes a delicious, spicy dessert which is best cold and will keep in the fridge for a day or two.

Ingredients:
 3 medium-sized hard pears
 1/3 litre (nearly half a bottle) of cheap red wine
 The zest of one orange
 One stick of cinnamon or a dessertspoonful of powder
 One clove
 Two dessertspoonfuls of honey
 One teaspoonful of vanilla essence
 

Method:

1 Pour the wine into a medium sized stainless steel saucepan.
 2 Remove the zest of the orange using a potato peeler.
 3 Add the zest and the spices to the wine and heat it gently
 4 When the wine is warm add the honey and stir in.
 5 Peel the pears and cut them into quarters, removing the stems and cores.
 6 Put the pear quarters into the wine and simmer gently for about 20 minutes, allowing the steam to escape. The pears will turn deep crimson.
 7 Test the pears with the point of a kitchen knife. When they do not resist the knife they are ready.
 8 Tip everything into a casserole dish, cover, cool and keep in the fridge until the following day.
 9 Serve with the wine sauce and fresh cream or plain yogurt. Délicieux!