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Preserving the Harvest

How to Save Seeds

How to Save Seeds

Tim Wootton guides the novice seed-saver through which seed to begin with, which simply will not work, and where the pitfalls might lie. Saving the seeds from this year’s crop for next year is a fundamental part of the growing cycle. The separation between the grower and the seed producer only really got underway in […]

By September 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Frozen Chips

How to Make Frozen Chips

These instructions on how to make frozen chips is a really useful standby. A little time has to be spent preparing and partly frying the chips and the key to success is cutting the chips evenly. Just put the odds and ends to one side and grate in soup or stew to thicken it up. […]

By November 10, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
How to Freeze Potatoes

How to Freeze Potatoes

Raw potatoes themselves cannot be frozen particularly successfully, but the following information on how to freeze potatoes shows how to prepare them the following way to freeze them as much in their natural state as possible. See also How to Freeze Potatoes Potato Peel Soup   INGREDIENTS Potatoes METHOD 1           Choose smooth, smallish, white baking-type […]

By November 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
How to Preserve Beans

How to Preserve Beans

Elizabeth McCorquodale  investigates the humble bean – a great staple of diets around the world and a seriously quick cropper, even late in the year, if you choose your varieties well and looks at ways of how to preserve beans. See also: Runner Bean Chutney Garlicky Beans Beans on Toast   One of the great […]

By September 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
SMALL-SCALE CIDER MAKING

SMALL-SCALE CIDER MAKING

Dr Nevin Stewart demonstrates his method of Juice & Strain, ideal for small-scale cider making and easy to make but delicious apple juice. Ideal if you have a couple of apple trees and a good yield of fruit.  Full article in August 2013 Home Farmer

By August 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
COMMUNITY APPLE PRESSING

COMMUNITY APPLE PRESSING

An example of community apple pressing from the Blackdowns Transition Group. All clubbing together to fund equipment.

By August 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
COOKING WITH QUINCE

COOKING WITH QUINCE

Really good little vid showing a few ideas, including a couple of innovative ones, for cooking with quince.

PREPARING AND COOKING WITH MEDLARS

PREPARING AND COOKING WITH MEDLARS

A useful vid taking you through the process of preparing medlars showing you the texture and giving some ideas for cooking with them.

How to Make Flavoured Oils

How to Make Flavoured Oils

Storing in oil is an ancient storage method, and most of us nowadays are used to flavoured oil rather than using oil as a medium to store food. However, as long as you follow some important advice on heating up the oil you can use it to store garlic, dried tomatoes, aubergines and red peppers, […]

By December 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
How to make sun-dried tomatoes

How to make sun-dried tomatoes

The thought of picking your own tomatoes then leaving them to dry in the sun is, I’m afraid, a bit of a dream in the UK. However, we have the technology – we have ovens, and to keep your guilt at bay, 99.9% of your shop-bought sun-dried tomatoes will have never seen the yellow thing […]

By December 3, 2013 2 Comments Read More →

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