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Archive for October, 2016

Tasmanian Devil Milk May Provide MRSA Solution

Tasmanian Devil Milk May Provide MRSA Solution

For most of us our only knowledge of the Tasmanian devil is from Bugs Bunny cartoons, but I was lucky enough to see one up close not too long ago and they seem pretty inoffensive and quite small, although I have heard that they become incredibly aggressive if you come between them and their food! […]

Little Change in Antibiotic Use

Little Change in Antibiotic Use

  Optimism over the government’s recent acceptance of the O’Neill Review on antimicrobial resistance (see last month’s magazine) should in no way make us complacent about this critical matter. Data published recently by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) reveals massive overuse, with animal usage now twice as high as in humans. Lord O’Neill suggested there […]

Lancashire Go-ahead for Fracking

Lancashire Go-ahead for Fracking

Lancashire County Council – elected to serve the local population – recently had their decision denying fracking licences to Cuadrilla overturned by Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid. He had only just taken over the role, so would have had virtually no time to consider the implications of this momentous decision, and he did it using powers […]

NSA Event for Next Generation of Sheep Farmers

NSA Event for Next Generation of Sheep Farmers

It’s often said that one of the real problems facing the UK agricultural sector is the average age of farmers today, and the sector does acknowledge that there is a need to bring in more new blood. Consequently, young people with a passion for the sheep sector are being invited to an open event next […]

Bonfire Toffee

Bonfire Toffee

This gorgeous, chewy confection is synonymous with Bonfire Night and Diana Peacock’s (of City Cottage) recipe is super easy and doesn’t go brittle. She urges you to use a thermometer as it takes all the guesswork out of making it. If you don’t have one keep a couple of saucers of ice-cold water to hand. […]

By October 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to make stemmed ginger

How to make stemmed ginger

LizzieB’s recipe is a real must for anyone passionately fond of stemmed ginger – always a handy jar to have around as it can be used in so many recipes. INGREDIENTS 250g ginger 500g caster sugar 200ml cooking liquor (see Step 2) 300ml water Additional water for cooking METHOD 1           Peel the ginger and cut […]

By October 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Chocolate Salami

Chocolate Salami

This recipe, from Dr. Oetker, makes a great gift and combines crushed amaretti biscuits, fruit, nuts and chocolate to make a fruit and nut chocolate sausage and is quick to make.  Makes approx 20 slices  / Preparation time: 20-25 mins Ingredients 250g Dr. Oetker Dark Chocolate, roughly chopped 200g amaretti biscuits (crunchy, not soft) 150g […]

By October 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Knit a poppy for charity

Knit a poppy for charity

CALLING ALL KNITTERS A stunning, ambitious and memorial tribute to the 11,000 Devon men and women who lost their lives in the First World War is being planned for next year’s Devon County Show and the show society is calling on all crafters to get crafting. This commemoration is going to be made up of […]

By October 21, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Knitted Pattern for Devon County Show Poppies

Knitted Pattern for Devon County Show Poppies

This knitted pattern is from Devon County Show for their knitted poppy appeal. Poppy knitting pattern with petals PETALS (make 4) With 2mm needles and Red, cast on 5 sts. K 1 row and p 1 row. Next row: K twice in each of first 3 sts, k2 – 8 sts. P 1 row. Next […]

By October 21, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
How to Grow Your Own Nuts – Book Review

How to Grow Your Own Nuts – Book Review

Whether you’re a home or small-scale commercial nut grower, or just want to know more about nuts, this is really the only book you’ll ever need! Based on the author’s years of experience at the Agroforestry Research Trust, the first part covers general cultivation, including equipment. The rest is a complete A‒Z of temperate nuts, […]

By October 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

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