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Archive for September, 2015

How to Protect Crops Over Winter

How to Protect Crops Over Winter

Dave Hamilton, author of Grow Your Food For Free (Well, Almost), and regular HF contributor shares a few of his money saving tips for how to protect crops over winter – even when they are in the ground, outside. See also Heating the Greenhouse or Polytunnel How To Winter Proof Greenhouses and Polytunnels   Sometimes […]

By September 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Elderberry Wine

Elderberry Wine

Home made wine enthusiast, keen blogger and author of Ben’s Adventures in Wine Making, Ben Hardy turns his hand to making Elderberry wine – one of the all time classic country wines. See also: Crab Apple Wine Blackberry Wine Orange Wine Dandelion Wine   Elderberry wine is one of the classic country wines, and it […]

By September 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Green Tomato Cake

Green Tomato Cake

My deepest thanks to subscriber Gordon and Sue for bringing me a bit of this homemade Green Tomato Cake to try when I was at the Malvern Autumn Show this year – I am in your debt!  This cake is wonderfully moist and the taste is lush and well worth trying if you’ve a glut […]

By September 30, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Home Farmer to Interview Kerry McCarthy

Home Farmer to Interview Kerry McCarthy

We have been lucky to secure an interview with new Shadow Environment Secretary, Kerry McCarthy, next week. Whilst we want to probe certain issues (her views on GMOs, the future of the British dairy industry, TTIP and live transports, to name but a few), we also want to make sure that the questions asked reflect […]

By September 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Cobnut Cookies

Cobnut Cookies

This recipe, found in a little book published in 1998 called The Cobnut Cookbook by Rory Clark and Lucy Pitt ideally uses Kentish Cobnuts – if you can get them. These Cobnut Cookies are soft with a pleasant nutty aftertaste. See also: Nut Paté How to shell hazelnuts Hazelnut macaroons How to make nutella   […]

By September 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Pineapple Wine

How to Make Pineapple Wine

Andrew Homer shares how to make pineapple wine – a light and delicate little number. See also: Orange Wine Crab Apple Wine Spiced Beetroot Wine Strawberry Wine   During the break in my allotment activity I like to take advantage of the free time by making some home-made wine. It’s not a particularly difficult thing […]

By September 22, 2015 5 Comments Read More →
Spiced Banana Cake

Spiced Banana Cake

Spiced Banana Cake is a great make for Autumn days, with the comforting sweet taste of banana and the warmth of the spices, and it is also very simple to make. See also: Beetroot Cake Lardy Cake   INGREDIENTS 75g butter 100g caster sugar 120g self-raising flour ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ½ […]

By September 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Creating a Winter Garden for Wildlife

Creating a Winter Garden for Wildlife

A neat and tidy garden is not always good news ‒ at least for beneficial garden wildlife…Jayne Neville looks at creating a winter garden for wildlife. See also: Creating a Wildlife Garden How to Help Hedgehogs Creating a Hedgehog Friendly Garden Creating hideaways for bees in the garden Creating hideaways for lacewings   A pile […]

By September 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
How to Preserve Beans

How to Preserve Beans

Elizabeth McCorquodale  investigates the humble bean – a great staple of diets around the world and a seriously quick cropper, even late in the year, if you choose your varieties well and looks at ways of how to preserve beans. See also: Runner Bean Chutney Garlicky Beans Beans on Toast   One of the great […]

By September 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Garlicky Beans Recipe

Garlicky Beans Recipe

Elizabeth McCorquodales’s garlicky beans recipe is a great glut busting delicious stand-by. See also: Beany Chutney Beans on Toast How to Preserve Beans   INGREDIENTS 450g (1lb) green beans of any kind, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp butter and olive oil, mixed Coarse sea salt   METHOD Boil the beans until tender, then […]

By September 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

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