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Author Archive: Ruth Tott

Ruth Tott is the publisher of Home Farmer Magazine, and together with her husband, Paul Melnyczuk, Editor,is founder of the company. But her background is far removed having specialised in Costume History with a Post-Grad diploma in Museum Studies to boot. A far cry from looking after chickens, growing veg and making bread!

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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 →
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 →

Homemade Custard Creams

If you like custard creams, then you will just love LizzieB’s home-made versions made with real proper custard! They are made with a white chocolate/buttercream filling, and will keep for up to three days in an airtight container stored in a cool, dark place. Also try our Custard Cream Truffles. Also try LizzieB’s Bourbon Biscuits […]

By August 30, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Preserving Fruit with a Steamer

Preserving Fruit with a Steamer

Paul Courtney from Vigo waxes lyrical about the benefits of preserving with his steamer A proper steamer is a real state-of-the-art bit of kitchen kit. I am not talking about one of those colander-style steamers you put inside a pan, or even a bamboo rice steamer. A proper stainless steel steamer looks a bit like […]

By August 30, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
How to Graft Tomatoes (and other veg)

How to Graft Tomatoes (and other veg)

Grafting brings the strong points of different varieties to a single plant – disease resistance of hybrid rootstocks and the flavour of heirloom varieties, for example. Mark Abbott-Compton investigates A BRIEF HISTORY OF GRAFTING Grafting has been common practice for centuries, but the grafting of vegetables only really took off in the 1920s. The first […]

By August 24, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Runner Bean Table Wine

Runner Bean Table Wine

Runner beans are wonderful cooked quickly and served with butter, but there often comes a point when we need to find different ways of using them, perhaps as an ingredient in chutneys and pickles, and, of course, in a multitude of vegetarian dishes. Sylvia Kent turns a couple of pounds of runner beans into a […]

By August 3, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

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