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Archive for June, 2017

UK Rich List Billionaires Increase Share of Farm Subsidy Payouts

UK Rich List Billionaires Increase Share of Farm Subsidy Payouts

After hearing from the Ecological Land Co-operative recently about how difficult it is for new entrants into farming to get land, we can get an insight from the latest Energydesk investigation from Greenpeace as to why land is currently attracting such high prices, and much of it has to do with farm subsidies from the […]

Access to Environmental Justice under Threat

Access to Environmental Justice under Threat

As a nation we are currently at a critical point in our relationship with the environment. It took the UK a long time to come to terms with the importance of cleaning up our beaches, and it was only pressure and the threat of fines from the EU that made us take the action that […]

‘Raised without Antibiotics’ Bacon

‘Raised without Antibiotics’ Bacon

ALTHOUGH IT HAS to be said that many smallholders have probably produced bacon free from antibiotic use, spoiltpig has become the first company to produce a guaranteed ‘raised without antibiotics’ bacon, with any pigs requiring antibiotic treatment simply removed from the product-specific herd for use elsewhere as regular ‘RSPCA approved’. The launch of the product has […]

All your Electric Poultry Questions Answered Here

All your Electric Poultry Questions Answered Here

If you’ve not worked with electric netting before setting up a new system can appear daunting. But there is lot’s of help and advice available and the systems in use now are safe and easy to install. We’ve asked the experts at Electric Fencing Direct to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about […]

How to make Your Own Gin Infusions

How to make Your Own Gin Infusions

Food historian and professional cook, Seren Hollins prepares some tempting gin infusions. Gin has a history. G&T may today seem perfectly civilised, but the idea of a ‘gin drinker’ sounds slightly seedy, and the term ‘mother’s ruin’ is still commonly used to describe this drink currently enjoying a huge and fashionable resurgence. To say gin […]

Lemon Drizzle Cake with Gin

Lemon Drizzle Cake with Gin

This ‘British Bake-off’ inspired twist on the traditional afternoon lemon drizzle cake uses gin in the topping. I used some drops of lemon essence to give it more lemon-omph in addition to the lemons and added stemmed ginger for even more ‘POW’. Ingredients 175g butter, at room temperature 175g caster sugar 2 large eggs, beaten […]

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