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Archive for October, 2017

Seaweed on the Garden

Seaweed on the Garden

Frank Beswick gives advice on collection and processing seaweed to apply to your plot. WHEN MY SON returned to England after a year abroad, he needed to put a bit of weight back on. Needless to say, maternal instinct kicked in and his mother cooked him a full roast dinner, with all the vegetables coming […]

By October 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
BHWT Rehoming Day

BHWT Rehoming Day

Back in 2009, in the relatively early days of Home Farmer, I spent time with Adele Hall, the Trust’s regional co-ordinator for the northwest and the gang of volunteers on one of their rehoming days. Prompted by a call-out from the BHWT who want to get more co-ordinators I’ve revisited the article I wrote as […]

By October 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Rhubarb Crumble Muffins

Try Elizabeth McCorquodale’s rhubarb crumble muffins for a superb ‘deconstruction’ of one of the all-time great crumble recipes. The ingredients list below makes 12 muffins. INGREDIENTS FOR THE RHUBARB FILLING 3 cups rhubarb, trimmed and chopped quite small. ½ cup white sugar  Juice and rind of 1 orange FOR THE MUFFINS 1½ cups self-raising flour  […]

By October 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Make your Own Baileys Cream

Make your Own Baileys Cream

After a 9 hour journey from the Hebrides to our house, just before last Christmas, my tired and eager for relaxation, sister-in-law came into the house, and wearily said what she really, really fancied was a Bailey’s Irish Cream. Whoops. We had everything else, we had the advocaat in memory of my late mother-in-law, we […]

By October 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Roasted Tomato and Chilli Pasta Sauce

Roasted Tomato and Chilli Pasta Sauce

We’ve recently been asked for our recipe for this tasty pasta pour-over sauce. I’ve finally found it! Ingredients 6 large or 8 medium-sized tomatoes 1 red pepper 1 red chillip pepper, sliced finely or ½ teaspoon chilli flakes 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato puree 2 cloves garlic 1 dessertspoon balsamic inegar 75ml dry white wine Olive […]

By October 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Vanilla Caramels

Vanilla Caramels

We’re building up quite a collection of recipes for toffee’s and other sweets at HF-HQ. Ingredients 45g salted butter 225g plain sugar 250ml double cream 4 tbsp runny honey 1-2 tsp vanilla essence Method Line a 20 x 20cm tin with greaseproof paper Put the butter, sugar, cream and honey into a saucepan over a […]

By October 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
We’ve Got Goats

We’ve Got Goats

  Home Farmer reader, Pete Sheppard, has taken on goats. Here’s the tale of how it all happened and what he learn’t along the way. “Goats? Really? Why?” Or “Aah… how cute!” Or “…they’ll just eat everything and escape!” These are the responses we get when we say we’ve become goat keepers. I have to […]

By October 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Carrot and Parsnip Cake

Carrot and Parsnip Cake

Carrots and parsnips work equally well in Garby Bartai’s recipe, giving the sponge a lovely moist texture and a nutty flavour. Try it now with casualties from your carrot crop, and again when you come to lift your parsnips. INGREDIENTS FOR THE CAKE 250g self-raising flour 250g soft light brown sugar 2 tsp baking powder […]

By October 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Quick Growing Veg

Quick Growing Veg

Elizabeth McCorquodale sorts out some of the fastest-growing vegetable varieties for your plot and your plate, with our brief for a maximum three-month waiting time Although we might not necessarily all think of gardening as a year-round affair, we do generally regard it as a pastime that fills all of the warmer months. But what […]

By October 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Gift ideas – Herbs

Gift ideas – Herbs

Julia Squires has created a cottage business supplying herbs in unusual containers. Here she provides tips on creating a handy 24/7 kitchen herb garden Here at Coombe Cottage, since leaving the rat race, our new life has opened up many exciting doors for us – one of which is growing and selling herbs. I have […]

By October 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

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