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Archive for November, 2017

Animal Sentience Denied Then Reaffirmed

Animal Sentience Denied Then Reaffirmed

Under EU law animals are recognised as feeling both pain and emotion – generally referred to as sentience. However, with EU law now about to be transferred into UK law, a recent attempt was made in parliament to transfer the appropriate protocol in order to guarantee continued recognition of this fact, but sadly it was […]

By November 30, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Double Chocolate Chip Bread and Butter Pudding

Double Chocolate Chip Bread and Butter Pudding

Lizzie B shares her experiment for double chocolate chip bread and butter pudding – one for the chocoholics. She apologies for the sugar rush this may cause, as it contains both chocolate chips and chocolate custard. She also uses brioche for the bread which gives this sumptuously sweet dessert a lovely spongy texture. Brioche is […]

By November 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Honey Beer

  This extract from the highly regarded book, Viable Self-Sufficiency, for honey beer is one of Tim Tyne’s tried, and very much tested, tipples. The ingredients listed below makes a gallon of beer. INGREDIENTS 1lb honey ½ oz dried hops 4oz dark brown sugar Water Brewers’ yeast Granulated sugar for priming (1 tsp per bottle) […]

By November 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Tia Maria Ice Cream

Tia Maria Ice Cream

Reader Claire Boley’s wonderfully luxurious ice cream dessert ideal for those who are not keen on Christmas pudding. Ingredients 4 egg yolks 220g thick honey 1 pint double cream 57g Tia Maria (measure carefully – if you use too much it will not set) Method Whisk the egg yolks with the honey until the mixture […]

By November 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Bath Tea Bags

Bath Tea Bags

These muslin sachets, often called Tub Teas, can be hung form the taps, so the water runs through them while you are running your bath. Each bag can be used twice. Dry thoroughly after the first use, then use again before discarding the mixture ready for refilling. *Instead of herbs you can use the contents […]

By November 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Using Left-overs to make Dog Biscuits

Using Left-overs to make Dog Biscuits

Here’s a useful recipe sent in by reader M Cleaver in Northampton for using up left-overs to make a batch of dog biscuits. Ingredients 450g wholemeal plain flour 50g beef or lamb dripping and/or oil from tinned fish Leftover gravy mixed to 560ml with water and an egg ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon curry powder […]

By November 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Amaretto Trifle

Amaretto Trifle

City Cottage’s Diana Peacock’s Amaretto Trifle is definitely one for special occasions. The amaretto goes so well with the apricots. INGREDIENTS 12–15 amaretti biscuits, crushed until quite fine 4 tbsp amaretto liqueur 1 can apricots in juice 350ml/12fl oz whole milk 1/2 tsp almond extract 2 tbsp corn flour 1 tbsp golden caster sugar 1 […]

By November 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Keeping Pigs in the Garden

Keeping Pigs in the Garden

Linda MacDonald Brown, author of Pigs for the Freezer, considers the possibility of keeping pigs in your garden. The idea of keeping a couple of pigs in your garden can be a scary one – after all, there is a huge difference between keeping a few chickens for their eggs and two pigs for their […]

By November 10, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
Gifts for Gardeners Ideas

Gifts for Gardeners Ideas

Elizabeth McCorquodale creates some easy-to-make, fun and personalised home-made Christmas presents, many using either home-grown or recycled materials I love making things from scratch, and throughout the year I set aside interesting bits and pieces – pretty jars or bottles, old cutlery, even old cans – that I can use later to make something for […]

By November 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

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