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Archive for February, 2016

Turkish Delight Ice Cream

Turkish Delight Ice Cream

I’ve seen variations which involve using actual pieces of Turkish delight (but not the one with the chocolate coating) that have been cut up and put into a base mixture. I’ve also read comments about the problems of freezing the said ‘delight’. My own preferred method is to use a mixture of geranium, rose and […]

By February 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to make Pistachio Meringues

How to make Pistachio Meringues

Fancy something a bit different, this recipe puts a bit of ‘something else’ into your meringues. Fantastic if served with Turkish Delight ice cream. You can buy *ground pistachio’s from Asian supermarkets costing a fraction of the cost of pistachio nuts themselves. See also: Turkish Delight Ice Cream hazelnut-macaroons INGREDIENTS 6 egg whites 300g caster […]

By February 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
What’s Wrong with Gluten

What’s Wrong with Gluten

With sales of gluten-free products now accounting for 10% of bread sales and set to continue to rise year on year we sent Dave Hamilton, armed with a degree in Nutrition and Food Science, to investigate the matter further to see ‘going gluten’ free is real or just a passing fad. WHAT IS THE TRUTH? […]

By February 23, 2016 3 Comments Read More →
How to make Dishwasher Tablets

How to make Dishwasher Tablets

This ‘recipe’ makes at least 50 tablets. Do leave them out to dry thoroughly – this can take 48 hours. When I made my first batch I thought they had dried out after 2 hours. They quickly crumbled and got sticky in the jar. If this does happen you can pack it back in the […]

By February 23, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Smallholders Guide to Insurance

Smallholders Guide to Insurance

The rough insurance definition of a smallholding within the insurance industry is someone that owns less than 50 acres of land and produces food. You might also describe a smallholding as a small farm, but with a maximum size of 50 acres. Obviously policies are available for larger enterprises but these are normally covered by […]

By February 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to make a Chicken Coop

How to make a Chicken Coop

Terry Beebe engages in a little DIY to create a useful multi-purpose coop to house a couple of birds, provide a backup for a broody with chicks, or even an introduction or isolation pen for new or poorly birds See also: chicken-housing how-much-does-it-cost-to-keep-chickens   Whether you are starting with chickens or just increasing your flock, […]

By February 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to make Tomato Ketchup

How to make Tomato Ketchup

Spice up your tomato ketchup with Mike Rutland’s recipe which includes cayenne pepper and ginger as well as various other spices. See also: make-your-own-hp-sauce make-your-own-branston-pickle roasted-red-pepper-ketchup horseradish-sauce how-to-make-chipotle-sauce Ingredients 2.25kg tomatoes 350g apples (about 3 apples) 450ml white vinegar 250g onions 1 level tsp white pepper ¼ level tsp cayenne pepper 1 level tsp ground […]

By February 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to make HP Sauce

How to make HP Sauce

This is Mike Rutland’s take on the infamous brown sauce, as served in the Houses of Parliament, which is a blend of apple and plum sauce. For ease of use he uses prunes instead of plums, but by all means experiment with fresh plums when in season. See also: Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup Make-your-own-branston-pickle How […]

By February 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Make Your Own Branston Pickle

Make Your Own Branston Pickle

Bring out your own home made Branston pickle for your cheese sandwich next time using Mike Rutland’s recipe..warning, this recipe requires a lot of chopping! See Also: Sweet Green Tomato Pickle Lime Pickle   Ingredients 250g peeled carrots 3 small button-type turnips, peeled 10 fat cloves of garlic (and yes, you do need that much!) […]

By February 20, 2016 2 Comments Read More →
Smoky Sweet Potato Soup

Smoky Sweet Potato Soup

Elizabeth McCorquodale’s soup is equally good as a quick family lunch or as the centrepiece of a winter gathering. The addition of the cayenne and smoked paprika raises this simple soup to one suitable for a dinner party, where it never fails to impress. See also: Potato Peel Soup Wild Garlic Soup INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp […]

By February 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

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