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Tag: preserving

How to Build a Dehydrator

How to Build a Dehydrator

                                       Making the most of an abundant harvest is the name of the game for all home farmers, and this month reader, Chris Southall (ecodiy.org) shows us how to do it in style with a ‘powered’ solar dehydrator In addition to bottling and jamming, we are also preserving more and more fruit by drying here […]

By October 12, 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 →
Creating a Larder

Creating a Larder

Larders and pantries are no longer commonplace, so this month John Mason and his ACS team consider the requirements for an effective and traditional place to store your food Larders were common in British homes before the widespread use of mechanical refrigeration in the 1960s. They then fell out of favour and all but disappeared […]

By February 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Winter Vegetable Chutney

Winter Vegetable Chutney

Gaby Bartai makes her apologies to the market-leading ‘pickle’ brand, but she can do better.  This chutney would go really well with Gaby’s Parsnip and chickpea rissoles. I spotted swede (referred to as ‘rutabaga’ in America) – which doesn’t lend itself to many preserving possibilities – amongst the ingredients on a long-neglected jar, and attempted […]

By September 9, 2016 2 Comments Read More →
Feedback – Brawn Recipe

Feedback – Brawn Recipe

Hello, I don’t know if it was you that I spoke to yesterday at the Three Counties Show, but I was talking to the lady about the recipes in the magazine and she said you would appreciate feedback, so here it is… In one of your recent issues you had a recipe for brawn (June […]

Potting Food

Potting Food

Potted food was a way, before fridges, of preserving your food. It can preserve your best cuts and is a useful way of using up bits and pieces left over from a cooked joint, potted ham, is a great example of this. But potting food has fallen out of favour since the war, in part […]

By November 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
How to Freeze Eggs

How to Freeze Eggs

Andrea Chesman, author of Kitchen Know-How shares her advice on how to freeze eggs. Legally an egg can be laid as many as 30 days before it must be packaged. Its’ sell-by date is another 30 days after that. The egg is still considered fresh for another 3 to 5 weeks after that, so there’s […]

By October 22, 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 →
Beans on Toast

Beans on Toast

Elizabeth McCorquodale serves up beans on toast with a twist – using up the glut of broad beans, cooked until tender. See also: How to Preserve beans Garlicky beans Beany Chutney   INGREDIENTS 450g (1lb) baby broad beans, cooked until tender 2 spring onions, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced A tiny pinch of crushed chilli […]

By September 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Sweet Green Tomato Pickle

Sweet Green Tomato Pickle

Elizabeth McCorquodale’s wonderful concoction for Sweet Green Tomato Pickle is based on a Canadian recipe that uses up all your tomatoes: thin-walled, imperfect and of any colour or size, as long as they are firm and crunchy. As it is, it makes an unbelievably crisp and delicious accompaniment to cold meats and cheese or, if […]

By August 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

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