Preserving the Harvest
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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
An example of community apple pressing from the Blackdowns Transition Group. All clubbing together to fund equipment.
Really good little vid showing a few ideas, including a couple of innovative ones, for cooking with quince.
A useful vid taking you through the process of preparing medlars showing you the texture and giving some ideas for cooking with them.
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, […]
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 […]