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Chillies keep on giving, really worth growing them

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Small brown chillies - good and hot!

Chillies keep on giving. Been away for a week only to come back to find the chillies ripening nicely, but where there has been harvest, replacements have appeared. They simply keep on producing fruit. That is also with a full week without watering! They really are so much better than... more

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Cooking chicken

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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. more

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Growing in Uncertain Times

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The need to grow food is more important than ever before. more

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Carpet in flooded houses

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The best thing to do with wet carpet from a flood is to simply throw it out. more

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How healthy is processed meat?

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How healthy is processed meat? more

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City Cottage Economics

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What would it be like if we ran our cities like we’d run a cottage? more

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How much do you spend on food?

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I found this in the Guardian. For many years we lived on about £40 a week (actually it was a lot less, but times were cheaper) for food, and it was hard work. Fresh vegetables grew in the garden and then the allotment. How much do you spend on food? more

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Increased antibiotic use in UK poultry farms

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From the bureau of investigative journalism   Antibiotics banned in US chicken farms a decade ago over links to the spread of potentially deadly bacteria in humans have been used in significantly increased quantities by Britain’s poultry industry, an investigation reveals today. Industry figures obtained by the Bureau of Investigative... more

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62 people own the same as half the world

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The Oxfam report An Economy for the 1%, shows that the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population has fallen by a trillion dollars since 2010, a drop of 41 percent. This has occurred despite the global population increasing by around 400 million people during that period. Meanwhile,... more

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Grind his bones to bake my bread

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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 bones to make my bread! In Manchester there is a plague pit attached to St Michael’s Church – now demolished. In it... more

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