The cultured life I lead

October 11, 2016 green aura 0

The other day my other half broke a tooth. As it was on a piece of my sourdough garlic baguette I felt duty bound to accompany him to our dentist (100 miles down the road). […]

Indoor Vegetable Growing

November 27, 2014 Odsox 3

Many people grow pot plants on their windowsills, and they are almost always flower plants, so why not edible vegetable plants ? There could be a number of reasons why growing vegetables indoors might seem […]

Foment in the ferments part 3

October 14, 2014 green aura 4

Well someone has to say it – if you’re going to make your own Christmas cake you need to start planning it just about now. I know no-one wants to think about Christmas yet (OK […]

Foment in the ferments part 2

September 19, 2014 green aura 4

………Although I live in Scotland I’m a born and bred Derbyshire lass and there’s one thing that’s dear to my heart that is common to both places. Oatcakes. Except that’s two things because they’re very […]

What to do if you get potato blight

September 16, 2014 zech 0

If you grow potatoes, they’ll almost certainly get blight at some point. The first sign is brown spots on the leaves, which may have yellow borders. This quickly spreads and withers all the leaves, until […]

Foment in the ferments…

September 12, 2014 green aura 3

I try not to eat too many carbs – as in not too much bread, rice, pasta, spuds etc and I very rarely eat sweet stuff. Spuds and pasta were never my favourites, so I […]

Hay Box Cooker

June 20, 2013 sitegeek 3

The Hay box cooker an old invention out of new materials by self sufficiency Guru Nev Sweeny I first heard about the concept of the hay box cooker, which uses stored heat to cook food, […]

Wild Mezze Platter

June 17, 2013 Dave Hamilton 7

  I love Middle Eastern food in all shapes and forms. Nothing satisfies me more than tucking into a nice mezze platter. However as all the exotic ingredients have to be flown from half way […]

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