“Stranger,
here you will do well to linger; here our highest good is pleasure”
Epicurus

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Windfall

September 18, 2019

What greater metaphor can there be for the slow rhythm of nature and passing of time than apples patiently ripening on old orchard trees... unabatingly awaiting the moment of perfect maturing before the wind knocks the plump fruit from the branches’ grip and onto the soft lawn below.

The apples in the Broken Clock recipe come from three old trees which can be found at the bottom of the garden at Shandy Hall in North Yorkshire. The unhurried custodians of this ancient garden always wait for the windfall crop. Picked too early, the apples are too harsh and bitter. Left unattended the orchard fruits will bruise and decay on the garden floor. It is this harmonious balance which is at the core of the Broken Clock philosophy and precisely why we took these apples for our recipe.