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Archive for January, 2016

Yeast Free Doughnuts

Yeast Free Doughnuts

HF contributor Pat Joy makes doughnut balls the American way – without yeast . Divine! See also: Mango and Almond Kulfi Custard Ice Cream Sticky Cinnamon Swirls I just love doughnuts, especially when they are still warm and straight out of the pan. The measurements below make approximately 10–12 small doughnuts, but I’m not sure […]

By January 31, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Orchard Maintenance

Orchard Maintenance

We’ve asked Paul Courtney, a local cider and juice maker and owner of Vigo Presses, for a few hints on good orchard practice to be carried out at this time of the year. See also: Planting a Micro-Orchard A Guide to Pruning   Not only did we have one of the most fruitful apple crops […]

By January 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
An Introduction to Keeping Geese

An Introduction to Keeping Geese

Many of us who keep chickens might feel a little intimidated by the slightly more aggressive reputation of geese, but this would be a mistake and a missed opportunity, writes Terry Beebe  See Also Goose Breeds Over the last few years more and more chicken keepers have found that they would like to expand their […]

By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Geese Breeds

Geese Breeds

Terry Beebe looks at the different breeds of geese and what they all have to offer the potential keeper. See Also: An Introduction to Keeping Geese The variation in the different breeds of geese makes them quite unique. There are some very unusual varieties, a number of which are still reasonably easy to find and […]

By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Getting through the Hungry Gap

Getting through the Hungry Gap

Dot Tyne, co-author of Viable Self-Sufficiency and writer of the very popular The Smallholder’s Diary in HF looks at ways of growing and foraging to feed the family during the hungry gap months of April and May. See Also: The Viable Self-Sufficiency Checklist How Much Land for Self-Sufficient Living? The Self-Sufficient Garden Planning for a […]

By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Tiger Bread

How to Make Tiger Bread

Tiger Bread is comfort bread: fluffy white inside, but with a slightly nutty taste and a crunchy crust – crust with attitude, in fact and it’s the stripy pattern on the crust that gives it the name. (Despite Sainsbury’s changing the name of their bread to Giraffe Bread). Using sesame seed oil instead of the […]

By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make a Walking Stick

How to Make a Walking Stick

John Butterworth provides a step-by-step guide to making a stick, using knowledge garnered from some craftsmen. See Also: How to Whittle a Spoon Making a Chair out of a Pallet I talked to a couple of stickmakers to get a few trade secrets, and had a go at making one myself, albeit a pale shadow […]

By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Wolverhampton Tops Grow Your Own Poll

Wolverhampton Tops Grow Your Own Poll

Wolverhampton residents are saving more than twice the national average by digging for their dinner plate, according to new research released today by the UK’s ultimate grow your own event – The Edible Garden Show. The study by the show, which takes place 11-13 March at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre, Stoneleigh, alongside Good […]

By January 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Make a Chair out of a Pallet

Make a Chair out of a Pallet

Don’t chuck it or burn it…Sit on it. Chris Gleason, author of the fabulous Wood Pallet Projects, shows how to make a chair out of a pallet. Of course there are loads of other ideas for using up pallets include turning them into a pallet garden and they make great raised beds. We’ve put some […]

By January 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding

This is comfort food at its finest: warm, it can be served up with cream or ice cream; or cold, it can be sliced and used in lunch-boxes and as teatime treats. See Also: Lemon Curd Bread and Butter Pudding Lardy Cake Fudgy Apple Pudding Summer Pudding Stickly Marmalade Pudding   INGREDIENTS 1 small, stale […]

By January 20, 2016 1 Comments Read More →

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