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Archive for November, 2013

Caged Contentment

Caged Contentment

Scientists are usually required to interpret and draw conclusions in order to come up with theories on matters of  importance, but I recently came across one scientist’s conclusion which I would like to contest, and vehemently! Professor Christine Nichol claims that “caged hens are more comfortable than people think”, arguing that a caged bird experiences […]

By November 29, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
The UK Government Is to Defend GM Bogeyman Monsanto

The UK Government Is to Defend GM Bogeyman Monsanto

I was both shocked and horrified to hear that the UK government is to defend GM bogeyman Monsanto in a case brought by civil society groups. The case involves Monsanto’s plans to import Intacta, a GM soy, into the EU for food and feed use. Although Intacta is regarded as capable of introducing novel proteins […]

By November 28, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Making a Goat Pot Roast

Making a Goat Pot Roast

Making a goat pot roast is no different from making any other pot roast. Here’s one to simply put on the heat then forget about until you return hungry after a long afternoon of toil on the holding. INGREDIENTS 2¼ kg (5lb) goat shoulder 2 cups water 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed […]

By November 28, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Making Goat Moussaka

Making Goat Moussaka

Although most of the moussaka we buy and eat in the UK contains lamb, much of the moussaka enjoyed in rural Greece will be made with goat meat, so try a little of the original moussaka magic with this delicious recipe for making goat moussaka. INGREDIENTS 4 tbsp olive oil 2 aubergines, sliced to about […]

By November 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Making Curried Goat

Making Curried Goat

Most people who have not traveled may well first have come across goat recipes when Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall ventured into a West Indian community and enjoyed curried goat. Apparently anything referred to as curried goat is probably Jamaican, but a  goat curry most likely comes from elsewhere. Here’s a really good recipe for making curried goat. […]

By November 28, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
Love your local market

Love your local market

Paul Melnyczuk considers the problems facing our town markets in the twenty-first century, and looks at two Lancashire markets which have put in place very different strategies for the future We were initially drawn into this because we heard a news report which stated that market traders in Cleveleys, Lancashire had been thrown off their […]

By November 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Pig Idea

The Pig Idea

The UN estimates that feeding food waste to livestock would free up sufficient grain to feed an extra three billion people, and with the levels of waste announced by Tesco recently, the thought of feeding swill to pigs seems like a practical idea. It’s also an idea gaining momentum, with the Pig Idea, a group […]

By November 25, 2013 5 Comments Read More →
Horse Meat

Horse Meat

Recently, over one hundred horses had to be put down after the RSPCA was called out to a farm in Wales, and the problem is becoming worse, with increasing tales of abandonment as the full financial cost of keeping horses (or disposing of them, once dead) becomes apparent, especially during a period of recession. Princess […]

By November 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Baby Onion Purchase

Baby Onion Purchase

Just got these lovely tiny, weeny red pearl onions from lcoal Asian store. Crying out for pickling I think. Now to peel…I may be gone some time! …sometime later. The best way to peel theese little pearl onions is to top and tail them, put in a bowl and pour boiling water over them. Leave […]

By November 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Apricot Stuffed Goat

Apricot Stuffed Goat

2-3lb goat shoulder (boned) ¼ pint stock 3oz dried apricots (soaked overnight) 1 egg yolk 1 medium onion, finely chopped Oil or dripping 2oz fresh breadcrumbs Butter or margarine for frying 1tbsp chopped, fresh parsley Salt and pepper Drain the apricots and chop them finely. Melt butter or margarine in a frying pan and add […]

By November 22, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

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