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Archive for December, 2015

How to Make Your Own Hotbed

How to Make Your Own Hotbed

Elizabeth McCorquodale explains an age old method of heating up the soil to give your plants a great start in life, instructions on how to make your own hotbed from scratch and how to get great results throughout the year. See also: Straw Bale Gardening How to Protect Crops over Winter HOTBEDS OF HISTORY Manure-fuelled […]

By December 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Camembert Quiche

Camembert Quiche

This camembert quiche is a great way of using up ripe camembert giving a bit of an uplift to the cheese quiche. See also: How to Make Camembert Cheese   Ingredients Short crust pastry 2 tablespoons red onion chutney (or any other chutney you’ve got on hand) Half a ripe camembert – the riper the […]

By December 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Stilton and Walnut Scones

Stilton and Walnut Scones

  These Stilton and Walnut Scones are a great way of using up any excess Stilton left over Christmas. Use the smallest round cookie cutter as they have a full and rich flavour. This recipe makes 16 small scones.   225g plain flour 30g butter (room temperature) ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda […]

By December 29, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
How to Smoke Food On Your BBQ

How to Smoke Food On Your BBQ

Paul Melnyczuk puts his BBQ apron on and smokes chicken and fish – and the results are fabulous! See also: https://homefarmer.co.uk/how-to-build-a-brick-oven/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/make-a-home-made-smoker/ If you think about it, a typical barbecue has all the requirements of a smoker – heat and a chamber to contain the food to be smoked. The difference is that you want […]

By December 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Climate talks…What Climate Talks and as for Fracking…

Climate talks…What Climate Talks and as for Fracking…

As someone who promotes growing veg and keeping livestock, and lives on planet Earth, it would be wrong not to mention the recent climate talks in Paris. Whatever your position on this matter, the scientific evidence is now overwhelming that action does need to be taken if we are not to be remembered as some […]

By December 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Does Volcanic Rock Dust Work?

Does Volcanic Rock Dust Work?

Numerous claims have been made about using volcanic rock dust to regenerate your soil; it is beneficial as top dressing, improving your compost as well as a good activator and accelerator and  it’s a tonic for wormeries. Members of the Inverleith Allotments were asked to share their experiences using REMIN (Scotland) volcanic rock dust to […]

By December 16, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Old Cures for Poultry Ailments

Old Cures for Poultry Ailments

Terry Beebe remembers the days when his grandfather kept Rhode Island Reds and was left to do it as he saw fit, with his conscience and concern for his birds as his rule book and considers what were the old cures for poultry ailments commonly used in the ‘olden-days’ Chicken keeping has always been based […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
How to Grow Great Garlic

How to Grow Great Garlic

Dave Hamilton looks at how to grow great garlic in the UK, a bulb that has been cultivated for at least 7,000 years See also: Wild Garlic and Feta Scones Planning a Vegetable Plot How to Protect Crops over Winter How to Save Money by Growing your own food    GROWING GARLIC Most of us […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Perfect Macarons

How to Make Perfect Macarons

Lynne Burns,shares her recipe for a a Summer Fruit Macaron with tips for how to make perfect macarons. But remember, Michel Roux Jnr said “It took me two years to learn how to make a macaron.” See also: Hazelnut Macaroons How to Make Nutella Have you got some leftover jam from this year’s (or even […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Camembert Cheese

How to Make Camembert Cheese

Making Camembert isn’t as hard as you would imagine. OK, there’s a bit of fathing about early on and yes, you do need to buy the bacteria but if you follow these instructions for how to make camembert cheese you should have a small round of your own homemade cheese ready to eat within 5 […]

By December 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

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