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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 →
Fidget Pie

Fidget Pie

Fidget Spinners are this year’s hot toy – about time then that we got LizzieBs recipe for Fidget Pie on our site. This is a real heritage recipe from the county that was in danger of becoming lost until it was recently revitalised by TV’s Hairy Bikers. There are a number of theories surrounding the […]

Make Your Own Mustard

Make Your Own Mustard

Easy to grow, but often taken for granted compared with more exotic spices, mustard is undoubtedly an essential ingredient in many recipes, writes Elizabeth McCorquodale Mustard, that old store cupboard staple, is rather taken for granted and is rarely, if ever, considered as a food that you might grow from scratch, yet with a pot […]

By February 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Marmalade Making Tips

Marmalade Making Tips

We asked founder of the World’s Original Marmalade Awards, JaneHassell-McCosh for her Top Marmalade Tips as well as her recipe for Apple Marmalade. If you wish to enter these annual awards the closing date for 2017 is February 10th. Click here for the entry form. Jane’s top tips *           Do it now – the best […]

By January 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Cookie-making kits

Cookie-making kits

LizzieBs cookie making kits make excellent gifts for children and adults alike. You can, of course, extend the idea to cakes, sweets and tailor it to particular likes and loves. Remember to include the recipe (below) along with the gift tag. INGREDIENTS AND REQUIREMENTS 175g self-raising flour 75g brown sugar 100g chocolate chips 1 tsp […]

By November 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Cinnamon-Sugared Ring Doughnuts

How to Make Cinnamon-Sugared Ring Doughnuts

Strictly speaking doughnuts should be made with yeast but these are the American ‘cake’ style doughnuts that are wonderful nontheless, especially when sprinkled with a cinnamon-sugar mix. You can, of course, have different icings –  lemon icing is particularly good. Ingredients 200g self-raising flour 40g caster sugar (plus extra for sprinking) 40g butter 30ml milk […]

By October 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Fearing Smallholder Supplies Newsletter – Free Copy Offer

Fearing Smallholder Supplies Newsletter – Free Copy Offer

YOUR KEY TO PRACTICAL SELF-SUFFICIENCY Home Farmer magazine is a joyous, information-packed magazine that belongs on the kitchen table or out in the yard, not the coffee table! The specially-commissioned contents are written with passion and integrity by smallholders and growers, whilst retaining an intimate ‘over the garden fence’ feel which doesn’t preach – in […]

By September 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Scottish Smallholder and Grower Festival 2016

The Scottish Smallholder and Grower Festival 2016

  The Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival celebrates the very best of the region’s smallholding, horticulture, crafts and food, and is the nation’s premier event for small-scale agriculture and rural interests. The 2016 event will take place on Saturday 24th September at Lanark Agricultural Centre, and promises to be the biggest and best to date. […]

How to Make a Straw Bale Bed

How to Make a Straw Bale Bed

Mark Abbott-Compton has been using bales of straw or hay for a number of years, either to grow crops or as the framework for some quick-to-construct and cost-efficient raised beds. Here he combines bale beds with the technique of creating a layered no-dig bed. no-dig techniques to both extend his plot and use up non-productive […]

A Free Copy for DASH Members

A Free Copy for DASH Members

Home Farmer is a joyous, information-packed magazine that celebrates the home-grown and home-made lifestyle, covering everything you need to know to grow your own vegetables and keep poultry in the back garden, together with plenty of tasty recipes for using up your produce and making the most of seasonal food. And, if that’s not enough, […]

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