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Archive for September, 2017

Scottish Smallholder Festival 2017

Scottish Smallholder Festival 2017

This year’s Scottish Smallholder Festival is on Saturday 23rd September at Lanark Agricultural Centre ‒ ML11 9AX for anyone using a satnav. The event has deservedly become an essential part of the smallholder calendar, and focuses on making the most of your land. Whether you’re a smallholder, crofter, vegetable grower, allotment holder, crafter or a […]

By September 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Rosehip Wine

Rosehip Wine

Rose-hips from the wild rose (Rosa rugosa) have been used for centuries for food, drink and medicine. They can be found in many hedgerows, but health food stores and brewing shops also stock rose-hip shells, and you only require small quantities. Rose-hips don’t have much flesh beneath the skin, and are filled with tiny seeds […]

By September 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
UK Officially Free from Avian Influenza

UK Officially Free from Avian Influenza

Nigel Gibbens, the Government Chief Vet, announced on Wednesday that the UK has now met international requirements to declare itself free from Avian Influenza, although he reiterated earlier calls for all poultry keepers to remain vigilant for signs of the disease, as there is a real and constant threat as it continues to circulate in […]

By September 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Offshore Wind now Cheaper than Gas and Nuclear

Offshore Wind now Cheaper than Gas and Nuclear

There are consistent howls from the likes of Jacob Rees-Mogg and Owen Paterson whenever renewable energy is mentioned, together with a patronising comment that it has its part to play in the greater scheme of things, but will never meet the mass needs of the UK. It’s often suggested  that wind turbines are more damaging […]

By September 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Scotch-Eggs

How to Make Scotch-Eggs

The humble scotch-egg has received a bit of a make-over of late. Stalls selling all kinds are abound at food fests up and down the country sporting flavours such as black pudding, haggis and chilli have inspired me to finally have a go. I used meat out of good quality sausages, after all they’ve already […]

By September 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
BHWT Needs You

BHWT Needs You

Most weekends, up and down the country, the sound of alarms will be waking up British Hen Welfare Trust volunteers at the crack of dawn. They’ll get up in the pitch black, bleary eyed, before making their way out to their cars and vans and setting off to save lives. These same volunteers will emerge […]

By September 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Antonio Carluccio’s Mushroom Strudel

Antonio Carluccio’s Mushroom Strudel

Autumn is here, and it’s time to explore the world of mushrooms with Carluccio’s ‘Festival of Funghi’. Throughout September and October, Carluccio’s will celebrate the mushroom season with a special range of artisan deli products, pop-up markets, with appearances from Antonio Carluccio, and a menu devoted to flavoursome funghi. Pimp your pantry this autumn and […]

By September 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Knitted Christmas Tree Decoration

Knitted Christmas Tree Decoration

This Christmas stocking to hang on your tree or fill with a few sweets is super easy and quick to knit. Use bits of DK wool. For a three dimensional look, pad it with filler and patch the top with felt to keep it in. Using 3.75 needles and main colour cast on 18 stitches. […]

By September 9, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Jam Doughnuts

How to Make Jam Doughnuts

Not quite as daunting as thought although next time I will have a production row ready for the frying, filling and rolling in sugar at the end of the process as this has to be done quickly. You can experiment with the sugar, adding vanilla sugar, cinnamon etc at the end as well as the […]

By September 5, 2017 2 Comments Read More →

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