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Markets 2019

The Plum Fayre will be held on September 7th starting at 9.30 at or near St Catherine's Court.

Plum growers please bring fruit in shallow boxes to the garages at the bottom of West Port Road between 6.30 and 7.30 on Friday September 6th.

A second plum market may be held the following week depending on the crop.

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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.

 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


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!