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Archive for September, 2014

Seren Evans-Charrington’s Sticky Salted Caramel Apple Jam

Seren Evans-Charrington’s Sticky Salted Caramel Apple Jam

Reminiscent of traditional toffee apples from childhood, the creator of this recipe, food historian and preserver, Seren Evans-Charrington, refers to it as an ‘instant gratification’ jam. It will not keep for very long but is an instant sweet fix for devouring in great gluttonous dollops without consideration for tomorrow. A jam not for the purist […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
A Problem of Weak Wells, not Fracking

A Problem of Weak Wells, not Fracking

In a masterly exercise of creating a distinction where none actually exists worthy of ex-Environment Minister, Owen Paterson, a US study has concluded that contamination of drinking water (itself an admission which Lord Lawson should acknowledge) was a problem of weak wells, not fracking. Examining a hundred and thirty wells in areas with elevated methane […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Calls to Exempt the NHS from TTIP

Calls to Exempt the NHS from TTIP

We have featured the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on a number of occasions in the news pages of Home Farmer magazine, and it refuses to go away, with current interest focusing on whether or not to include healthcare. Campaigners argue that a final deal allowing US health firms to compete more freely in […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Breed Sales

Rare Breed Sales

Every autumn sees a series of rare breed sales around the country, with three of the best-known being in Melton Mowbray, York and Carlisle, although there are many more equally important smaller venues up and down the country too, and some even larger ones, no doubt. As events they are not designed to be a […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Goose Survey 2014

The Goose Survey 2014

The Goose Survey 2014 is a joint initiative between the Goose Club, the RBST and Defra, and is designed to determine the health of ‘at risk’ breeds − the Brecon Buff, the Grey/Buff Back, the Pilgrim, the Shetland (pictured above, photo courtesy of Mary Isbister), the West of England, the Sebastopol, the Embden and the […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Walking or Cycling to Work Improves Well-being

Walking or Cycling to Work Improves Well-being

In what might at first seem like going to great lengths to discover the blindingly obvious, researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the University of York have concluded that walking or cycling to work improves well-being, and not just physically but psychologically too, compared to driving. Data from eighteen thousand UK commuters […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Mass Poisoning of Wild Bees

Mass Poisoning of Wild Bees

Mass Poisoning of Wild Bees One of the worst ever incidents of mass poisoning of wild bees in the UK came come to light when almost 500 bumblebee queens were found dead and dying on the outskirts of London. The incident occurred in Havering, East London, next to a field of Oil seed rape that […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Are rising food prices forcing more people to consider growing their own food?

Are rising food prices forcing more people to consider growing their own food?

Rising Food Prices – Infographic

By September 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Raw Milk – a Real Treat from Bygone Times

Raw Milk – a Real Treat from Bygone Times

Food is political, but milk is extremely political. Farmers complain about the payment they receive for it, and the government doesn’t want to offend the farming community, but what the group farmers are complaining about includes supermarkets, and the government really doesn’t want to offend them. Supermarkets require milk as a loss-leader (together with bananas, […]

By September 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Elizabethan Pickled Mushrooms

Elizabethan Pickled Mushrooms

This recipe, by Seren Evans-Charrington, is adapted from The Whole Body of Cookery, 1661 and allows the modern cook to get a taste of Tudor pickles. These mushrooms are delicious enjoyed with good mature cheese and a hunk of bread. Ingredients: 250g closed cup mushrooms 480ml water 1 tsp rock salt 1 tsp white peppercorns […]

By September 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

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