Sloes: Not just for gin

October 27, 2014 zech 4

If you’ve read MKG’s series, Taking the fear out of wine making – and if you haven’t, I’d recommend it – you’ll know that it’s possible to start making wine with very little by way […]

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 […]

Rose hips: Why bother?

September 29, 2014 zech 8

The hedgerows are dotted with the little red gems that are rose hips and they’re almost too pretty to pick, so why would you? For a start, rose hips are very rich in vitamin C, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Elderflower fritters – Dave Hamilton

September 26, 2013 Dave Hamilton 0

Elderflower as a food should never be eaten raw as the flowers, like the berries, contain a mildly poisonous alkaloid which is destroyed by cooking. It has widely been used as a food and native […]

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