Ed

Ed

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I am a Chartered Engineer and Project Manager working in the UK construction industry. I spends my spare time enjoying the outdoors with my family.

For more information on me professionally please go to my LinkedIn page (link at top of this page). For more on my personal life and interests please read my twitter feed or this blog.

Home page: http://blog.shappyhopper.co.uk

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Chutney's, Jellies and Jams from 2012

Chutneys, Jams and Jellies

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A month or so ago I wrote a series of posts about chutneys, jellies and jams, but I didn’t write anything about how they tasted (as I didn’t know), so here is a short post on how they all turned out. (more…)
Anthony looking worried

Mountains!

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So my last post was a bit rubbish (as was the total lack of any posts in December). Here then are some fantastic shots from a climbing weekend earlier in the month. This year was the 10th annual BOGIES (Bath Old Git’s in Exile) Graduate Mountaineering club, we stayed in Pete’s Eats Flat (a bit of a [...]
Sunrise

Merry Christmas!

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Hi there, and Merry Christmas! I have been rubbish this month, but stuff has been happening, and I hope once the panic of Christmas is over to get back to blogging soon. Have a great 2013! Ed
A Grey Squirrel in our garden - THE (very very cute) ENEMY

Squirrel proof?

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A few weeks ago we put up some bird feeders in our garden. Like many people in the UK we have a local Grey Squirrel problem, so we went for squirrel proof bird feeders. This week we noticed our food going down very quickly, great! Lots of birdies we thought, but no it was just one squirrel. [...]
Chutney's, Jellies and Jams from 2012

Rosehip and Apple Jelly

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This is the last in a series of posts about chutney’s, jams and jellies. Bella and I had a great time in September gathering rose-hips (except for the ants), and this year I decided to add some apple to the jelly (mostly because I had very few rose hips and some apples in my kitchen about to go [...]
Chutney's, Jellies and Jams from 2012

Greengage and Tomato chutney

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In my last post I wrote about making Blackberry and Apple Chutney, and in the post before I wrote about making Blackberry Jam with Bella all on the same day my parents were over. Well I also made some Greengage and Tomato chutney (recipe below). I froze the Greengages I gathered last month, and so [...]
This machine will core, peel and make an apple into a spiral, I picked it up this year at the Great Missenden Food Festival, brilliant

Blackberry and Apple Chutney

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In my last post I wrote about how Bella and I made Blackberry Jam. On the same day my parents were over, and they took Bella for a few hours whilst I made this (not a child friendly recipe as pretty complex); Blackberry and Apple Chutney! This is based on the contents of the River Cottage Preserves [...]
Chutney's, Jellies and Jams from 2012

Easy Slow Cooker (Crock Pot) Blackberry Jam

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In late September I did a little foraging with Bella, sadly nowhere near as much as I’d hoped to do, but at least this year we got many more blackberry’s, and there is always next year! The towering mountain of food in the image to the right is the massive bounty that Bella and I have reaped this [...]
Then I climbed down a bit to start the cut

Big tree

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DO NOT COPY ANYTHING I DID IN THIS POST. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! I am at this moment writing this with Tales from the Wild Wood (BBC 4) on in the background (yes that’s right; I schedule posts), and Rob is chopping down one of the largest trees in the forest (#3). I feel a little sympathy for Rob as [...]
The Wood Grenade in use

Wood Grenade

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For my 100th post I wrote about my new axe, at about the same time I got a Wood Grenade from my brother (& his wife and their son) which I must write about (mostly in support of a post I hinted at here which is coming in a few days). The Roughneck Wood Grenade is a splitting wedge, which is all I [...]
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