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Archive for October, 2014

E.Coli to the Rescue

E.Coli to the Rescue

E.Coli to the rescue – probably one of the less likely phrases you might expect to come across. Universally it has quite rightly always been considered one of Nature’s real bad guys, but in the same way that John McVicar became a force for good, British and Finnish scientists have been using E.Coli to create […]

How to Make Limoncello

How to Make Limoncello

Limoncello is refreshing and very, very cool but what a price! Like our recipe for Raspberry Gin this is a simple recipe showing how to make limoncello within 20 days turning a standard bottle of vodka into something really quite special. Don’t think of limoncello as just a drink – use it in cooking too, […]

By October 12, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Making Raspberry Gin

Making Raspberry Gin

This takes 3 months to mature so if you are planning on making raspberry gin for drinking or giving at Christmas begin it in October. It’s a beautiful, jewel-like coloured drink. You can substitute the raspberries for strawberries and gin for vodka. You can, of course, flavour a whole variety of spirits to give them […]

By October 12, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
How to Make a Gift Box out of Paper

How to Make a Gift Box out of Paper

Always been a bit of a mystery to me, this box making stuff. Even I’ve managed to follow this. This vid clearly shows you how to make a gift box out of paper.

By October 9, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Making a Christmas Wreath

Making a Christmas Wreath

Joanne Mudhar provides step-by-step instructions for making a Christmas wreath that’s sustainable and compostable. I’m always shocked by the price of ‘natural’ Christmas decorations in the shops at this time of year. More often than not they are full of plastic too, with just a couple of pine cones or cinnamon sticks thrown in to […]

By October 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
A Feast for All Yarn Addicts

A Feast for All Yarn Addicts

Last Sunday I drove over ‘dem der hills’ into North Yorkshire to visit the much blogged about Yarndale. A woolly feast of colour and textures that leaves any self-confessed wool junkie giddy with excitement and slightly short of breath. def. Yarndale =  n.“A creative festival celebrating all things woolly and wonderful”, Rather humbly, but wholly […]

By October 2, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

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