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  • Cheese and onion pie


    Never be without a meal, this Cheese and onion pie cost around £1.75 to make and will feed 4

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  • Seed saving and all that stuff


    Saving seeds is an excellent way of preserving favourite vegetables

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  • Cheese scones


    Any cheese is usable, but strong Cheddar is our favourite. 300 g self raising flour Level tsp mustard powder Level tsp salt 120 g grated cheese 200 ml ...

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  • ‘Hollands’ meat pie


    Well, I have been experimenting, trying to get a pie filling that tastes like the great pie I love so much. From the Hollands website there is a ...

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  • Blight potatoes


    Blight gains a hold of crops in warm moist conditions – typically on a hot day following a shower of rain, and once established it’s very difficult to ...

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  • Pickled Herring


    Pickled Herring This is a recipe I modified from the internet, and have found it to be particularly easy and effective. You will find the bones will usually ...

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  • Garlic and herb roasted chicken thighs


    Garlic and herb roasted chicken thighs

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  • Image by Navaro (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons

    Onion Marmalade

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    This is a little like our onion chutney recipe but uses more ingredients. You need to store in sterile jars. It is ideal for presents!

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  • Chicken, Cashew and Aubergine Curry


    Serves 4   500g chicken breast, cut into small pieces 1 tbsp tikka curry powder or medium curry powder 1 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp ...

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  • Seed sowing


    One gets the same questions every year: “Why aren’t my plants popping up?” “Why don’t I get good germination?” And one of the most frequent complaints to seed ...

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  • Stollen

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    Stollen is a bread with marzipan and fruit - really gorgeous!

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  • An Hour in the garden 6


    Listen to “An Hour in the Garden 6” on Spreaker. This week we look at daffodil and tulip planting. It’s time to get your Spring bedding transplanted. All ...

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  • Chicken, Pork and Sun dried Tomato Terrine

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    A really tasty terrine that is easy to make.

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  • Hot water crust pastry


    This is an easy recipe, and it is actually easier than shortcrust pastry. Just take your time!

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  • Cooking chicken


    I got involved in a conversation about cooking chicken. Someone said they cooked their chicken at 60 something degrees, and I said it wasn't hot enough.

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  • Gravadlax


    it is cured salmon and the resulting food is eaten as finger food or with black bread.

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  • Simple cheese making


    Simple cheese making is easy! You don't need a load of equipment and so long as you stick to the basic rule of cleanliness, you cannot go far ...

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  • Pickled cockles


    Pickled cockles Do you remember the fish stalls by the sea? The smells! Ooh I loved the smells, but it was 30 years before I actually tried the ...

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  • Ricotta and Strawberry Cake


    420g ricotta cheese 2 large eggs 180g golden caster sugar or soft brown 1 tsp vanilla extract 100g melted butter 180g self- raising flour     Preheat the ...

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  • What to do in your garden in October


    A season of mists and all that... October is a time to roll your sleeves up and do a bit of graft, bringing in your harvest and getting ...

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  • Potted Shrimp


    Potted Shrimp The Lancashire coast is famous for its seafood and potted brown shrimps make a simple yet tasty starter course or quick lunch dish. Add more or ...

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  • Sweetcorn


    If there is one question we get on a regular basis at this time of the year is ‘How do I grow sweetcorn?” And then, later in the ...

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  • Mildew


    Mildew is a fungal disease which occurs in damp conditions, sometimes decimating a crop almost overnight, and is one of those things where prevention is better than cure. ...

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  • Easy meatballs in Tomato Sauce


    Easy Meatballs in Tomato Sauce can be done with pork mince or a mixture of beef and pork

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  • Steak and Kidney Pie

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    The archetypal British Pie, steak and kidney is simply the best! Image by Goddards Pies Ltd (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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  • What to do with hens in hot weather – summer hens


    Hens in hot weather can be a strange bunch. For a start they eat less and drink more – a bit like us really. And of course you ...

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  • Hot pepper chicken salad – really tasty!

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    A brilliant lunch salad that will save you a fortune. This is another of those super salad lunches we have been preparing, it is great served cold, and ...

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  • Growing and using Lavender


    It has been a long-standing ingredient in the perfume industry and has probably been one of the most widely used fragrances, apart from rose that is.   Lavender ...

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  • Halloumi


    A cheese from Cyprus that is really easy to make. This is one of the basic cheeses of the Lavant, and is most popular in Cyprus, where ...

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  • Grind his bones to bake my bread


    Grind his bones to bake my bread Fee fie fo fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman Be he live or be he dead I’ll grind his ...

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