Figs and greengages

Our extensive garden at Greenacre House is producing a good fruit crop this year! Today we had a wonderful fruit crumble to complete our roast dinner, made from fresh figs and greengages from the garden. Figs are lusciously sweet with a texture that combines the chewiness of their flesh, the smoothness of their skin, and the crunchiness of their seeds. They are a wonderful source of potassium and have many health benefits but above all they taste delicious!! Greengages too are a sweet little fruit, with just enough tang to make the crumble zing. To make the crumble, I soaked the fig halves in a little port and a sprinkling of sugar for half an hour, then added the stoned greengages. I topped that with a crumble mixture made from plain flour, oats, chopped almonds, melted butter and a small amount of vanilla. Delicious!! We ate it with custard and crime fraiche – just right on the day when the remnants of Hurricane Bertha hit Suffolk!

Welcome to Greenacre Lodge

Welcome to Greenacre Lodge in the lovely Suffolk village of Hinderclay! We are just building a luxury holiday let which will be open in 2015 for bookings so sign up to receive news emails about this along the way. The Lodge will sleep five in three bedrooms, one king size with en suite, one king/twin bedroom and and a third with a single bed in it. The second and third bedroom share a beautifully fitted shower room. Downstairs, you will find a good sized open plan lounge and kitchen diner, with a well fitted boot room containing a washing machine and tumble drier for those days when the walks or bike rides produce some wet and muddy clothes! A cloakroom completes the indoor accommodation. Outside you can step out of your French doors onto a large deck area, with comfortable outdoor furniture. Beyond the deck is a┬álarge secluded garden with a sandpit and other toys provided for the children. The Lodge is fully child friendly, with a cot, stair gates and a selection of toys to keep them busy. In the kitchen you will find a wonderful range cooker, a cream shaker style kitchen with dishwasher and a good sized fridge freezer. You will want for nothing at your stay in Greenacre Lodge – if it isn’t there, let us know and we will try to source it for you, whatever it is! You will arrive to a wonderful welcome pack and a carton of free range eggs from our own chickens. Keep reading our blog to find out news of Hinderclay and Greenacre Lodge and book as soon as we start taking bookings – it will be in demand!!