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Archive for January, 2017

How to Make Your Own Vanilla Extract

How to Make Your Own Vanilla Extract

So many recipes for extracts are designed to produce amounts which could keep the WI going for months on end, so I’ve reduced the typical quantities here to make this a bit more realistic for the average-sized kitchen and the requirements of a ‘normal’ person. In each case the preserving of the extract in vodka […]

By January 26, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Avian Flu and the Current ‘Prevention Zone’

Avian Flu and the Current ‘Prevention Zone’

So far the H5N8 strain of avian influenza has been confirmed at a commercial game farm in Lancashire, at two separate poultry farms in Lincolnshire, and in backyard flocks in North Yorkshire and Carmarthenshire. Restrictions remain in place in Wyre, Lancashire (the most recent outbreak confirmed on the 16th of January), and in East Lindsey […]

Are oils all they are cracked up to be?

Are oils all they are cracked up to be?

Many foods are more edible combined with oil, and frying would be difficult without it. Are they actually bad for us, and could we use different oils more healthily? Dave Hamilton investigates Overconsumption of fats and oils can cause serious illness and is considered to be a bit of a ‘bogeyman’ in nutritional terms, but […]

By January 26, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
How to make a pond in a container

How to make a pond in a container

Water in a wildlife garden attracts more beneficial visitors than any other single element, and even the smallest of gardens can accommodate a mini pond, writes Emma Hardy, author of The Urban Wildlife Gardener. MAKING A MINI POND Even small spaces, such as a patio or balcony, can benefit from a water feature, and it’s […]

By January 26, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
Britain First, When negotiating with Trump

Britain First, When negotiating with Trump

Dear Theresa May The removal of all references to climate change from the Whitehouse website and the prospect of a trade deal with the US worry me – if we were going to get shafted by TTIP as a Continent, what will we end up with now. When Mr Trump says, “America first” that sounds […]

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

LizzieB shares the recipe for a family favourite: I love the simplicity of freshly buttered toast with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar on top, but when I really need a cinnamon fix I make these tear-and-share cinnamon buns; they’re great as an afternoon treat, but are even better served as breakfast buns. Making them […]

By January 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Marmalade Making Tips

Marmalade Making Tips

We asked founder of the World’s Original Marmalade Awards, JaneHassell-McCosh for her Top Marmalade Tips as well as her recipe for Apple Marmalade. If you wish to enter these annual awards the closing date for 2017 is February 10th. Click here for the entry form. Jane’s top tips *           Do it now – the best […]

By January 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Gorse Wine

How to Make Gorse Wine

Sylvia Kent shares her favourite recipe for Gorse wine: There are often many different wild flowers growing on allotments, and in fields and meadows in spring but one age-old plant that always seems to be in bloom, whatever the weather and season, is gorse (Ulex europaeus). There’s even an old country saying that goes: “When […]

By January 12, 2017 3 Comments Read More →
Brush Cutter Vs. String Trimmer

Brush Cutter Vs. String Trimmer

When it comes time to knock down those pesky weeds, you may find yourself wondering which tool would be best for you, a brush cutter or string trimmer. There is a huge difference between the two. One is meant for tidying up the yard  and the other is meant for clearing dense areas of brush […]

By January 5, 2017 2 Comments Read More →
Feeding Chickens to Keep them Healthy

Feeding Chickens to Keep them Healthy

This article, by Jo Montagu, BSc (Hons), nutritionist for Marriage’s Feeds, considers the dietary requirements for your chickens and we think this is possibly the most comprehensive guide to feeding your poultry you will find on the web. There are many different poultry feeds available on the market today. With vivid packaging and ranging costs, […]

By January 4, 2017 3 Comments Read More →

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