Patterns in Nature: Jenny Brown’s Point.

Patterns in nature were  in abundance as we wandered down through the woods, following the rustic signposts  for Jenny Brown’s Point.

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“Morecambe Bay… a wild place…”

“Morecambe Bay… a wild place…a big place …a place of infinite skies and endless colour…”  

……so begins an inspiring video of this area by 2020Vision.

Just these words are enough to stir the heart of any nature lover.  But be warned, watching will have you visiting us here at Tythebarn House very soon.  The kettle will be on and the warm scones and home-made jam ready to welcome you to our magical corner of the world.

Sunset from Sandside by Vic Brown

Image: Sunset from Sandside by Vic Brown

Morcambe Bay Nature Partnership have put together a selection of Nature on your Doorstep  Guides to help you plan your trip and discover the nature of Morecambe Bay.

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Sticky Parkin and a Log Fire.

It’s a stormy Saturday morning , the fire’s crackling and glowing in the wood burner  at Tythebarn House B&B,  the leaves on the Russ have turned the most glorious autumn colours,  the clocks have turned back and it’s time to bake Yorkshire Parkin.

There’s something comforting about the rhythm of recipes through the seasons, and this one, reminiscent of bonfire night as a child, fits with November.  We had a family bakery, so it was Dad who came home from work with the soft and sticky Parkin for tucking into after hot dogs around the bonfire.

This year mine has three days to mature before the 5th, when we wrap up warm, walk down to The Smithy Inn for the village display, then back to feast on Cake!  The slightly crisp top turns sticky and soft and the spices mellow and combine with treacle to give that unforgettable ‘bonfire night’ flavour. Continue reading “Sticky Parkin and a Log Fire.”

It’s Jam Time at Tythebarn House

A Sunshine Summer at last at Tythebarn House B&B and our allotment raspberries are loving it.   The picking season had only just swung in to action the day I picked these and I had no bag with me.  Having watched Rick Stein’s India the evening before I took a tip from another land and tucked them inside a large cabbage leaf to carry home.

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The great thing about this perfect jam fruit is it’s so easy, there’s no peeling or stalk removing once picked.  Just a quick rinse, then on to the scales, layer up with the sugar and leave your glorious pink, pan full of goodness to itself for a few hours.

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