Archive for October, 2008

Haw Jelly – Andy Hamilton

Yazan: Andy Hamilton | 10 October 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Food, Outdoors, Seasonal cooking, Wild food, Wild food, Wild foods

I was first introduced to the delights of haw jelly when it was given as a present from the secret selfsufficientish santa (a yearly tradition on our web forum) a couple of Christmas’s ago and I have loved the stuff ever since. Pretty easy stuff to make. The recipe that I use is inspired by […]

Simple (and cheap) beer made with real hops

Yazan: Andy Hamilton | 10 October 2008 | 2 Comments
Categories: Food, Home Brew, Home brewing

The beauty of this beer is that you can forage or grow one of the key ingredients of it, namely the hops. If you look to your right you will see  my hop plants happily growing on my allotment. They are very easy to grow needing just a cutting and wire or trellis to climb […]

30 Uses and facts of the humble nettle – Dave Hamilton

Yazan: Dave | 09 October 2008 | 2 Comments
Categories: Food, Wild food

A Nettle patch, but what are the uses? The nettle is often shunned in the plant world. Most of us have at some point in our lives fallen into a nettle bed or at least been stung by it’s tiny needles. However it holds the crown of one of the most maligned yet phenomenally useful […]

Cheap and Easy Posh Potato – Potato Gratin – By Andy Hamilton

Yazan: admin | 09 October 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Food, Seasonal cooking

This recipe has to be one of the rare ones that tastes amazing, costs next to nothing and is really easy to make. It is also one that you can make up as you go along using up whatever you have in the cupboard. I made this last night and there was not a bit […]


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