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How To Make Your Own Sausages


Beginning with the history, the significance and the flavours of the great British Banger this book goes on to explain how to make sausages at home, with step-by-step instructions and mouthwatering recipes from all over the UK. It is ideal for those beginners who just want to make a couple of pounds for the family freezer, but it also assumes that readers will want to progress and so the necessary equipment and materials are explained, from how to buy them, to how to maintain them.

How To Make Your Own Sausages


The Sausage Book

This Sausage Book by Paul Peacock is the UKs best selling book on making sausages. With over 90 recipes and clear getting started and getting better guides this book makes a wonderful introduction to the world of sausage making. Whether your intention is to make a couple of pounds for the family freezer or expand the range for sale in your shop, The Sausage Book gives step by step instructions with over 90 mouth-watering recipes, as well as an improved recipe section covering all kinds of sausage, from traditional English bangers to international varieties such as salami, chorizo and frankfurters.

The Sausage Book


Grandma’s ways for Modern Days 2nd Edition

Grandma’s Ways represents a large repository of knowledge that we have mostly forgotten. With a little modification for these busy modern times. Techniques for preserving food, keeping hens and bees, growing vegetables and fruit, making your own cosmetics and a host of other things will bring us not only closer to the products we enjoy, but closer to benefiting from the work we do for ourselves. There’s nothing more satisfying than cooking wholesome food from scratch at home, baking your own bread, growing your own vegetables, foraging in the wild and even making your own household cleaning products.

Grandma’s Ways for Modern Days: 2nd edition


Soups for your slow cooker

This book will inspire you to create home-made soups that are both easy to make in a slow cooker and far tastier than even your favourite brands. With a slow cooker, making your own soup has never been simpler. Pile in the ingredients and let the machine do it all, while you’re out at work or play. Soups are economic, satisfying, nourishing and delicious – and quick to prepare for a slow cooker.

Soups For Your Slow Cooker: How to Make Delicious Soups for All Occasions in Your Slow Cooker


Traditional Country Preserving

This book will show you how to preserve our wonderful spring, summer and autumn harvests, so that you can enjoy nature’s bounty even in the sparser months. From drying, bottling and freezing to simple jams, jellies, curds, cheeses, relishes, syrups and chutneys, all you will ever need to know is explained simply and clearly in this comprehensive guide to home preserving.

Traditional Country Preserving: From freezing and drying to jams and pickles, how to preserve fruit and vegetables at home


Grow Your Own Vegetables in Pots and Containers

This book is aimed at the majority of us who live in terraced houses, high rise flats, town houses and semi-detached properties with a small garden and often nowhere to grow but the patio. It shows how to make the most of pots and planters; how to plan for a reasonable yield; and how never to run out of at least something to special eat.

Grow Your Own Vegetables in Pots and Containers: A practical guide to growing food in small spaces


Making your own cheese

‘Not everyone can keep a cow, but everyone can make cheese.’ This book shows you the very basic equipment needed to make your own cheese: the ingredients, including different milks, herbs and flavours; how to make a simple cheese; and how to produce some of the worlds speciality cheeses such as Roquefort, Brie and Edam. You will find recipes for making many cheeses at home. Whether you are making a cheese cake, a ricotta-based pudding or a stonking salty blue, this book is a cheese lover’s guide to making their own favourite food

Making Your Own Cheese: How to Make All Kinds of Cheeses in Your Own Home


Allotment Manual: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide 2016

This manual is essential for the budding or experienced allotment owner. Along with all the details for growing fruit and vegetables that one might expect from an allotment book, this manual also details some of the more advanced aspects of modern allotment keeping. It includes information on planning projects such as an allotment shop, and outlines the legal and financial issues that face today’s allotment owner. It also has comprehensive A-Z lists, making it a one-stop source of allotment knowledge.
Allotment Manual: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide 2016


Make your own bacon and ham and other salted, smoked and cured meats

There is a trend towards artisanal food preparation at home and preserving your own meat in the kitchen is increasingly popular. This book is based on traditional recipes and is a practical guide to curing all sorts of meat, from the ever-popular sausage and bacon through to making your own salamis, pates and galantines.

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Make your own bacon and ham and other salted, smoked and cured meats


Cooking with chocolate

Diana Peacock’s chocolate recipes are easy to create and completely gorgeous. The 70 recipes in this book from truffels to chocolate cakes and biscuits make greeat sweets and presents. The City Cottage Skills series is a growing list of books that bring affordable and helpful information to people looking to make more of their own food, how to grow food in the garden, how to preserve and enjoy good quality produce made into dishes in your own home.

Cooking with Chocolate: Volume 1 (City Cottage Skills)


Everyday Family Favourites 2nd Edition:


The only book you’ll need to feed a growing family, whatever your budget’ If you want your children to remember chocolate cakes and apple pies and freshly baked bread; bubbling hot steak and kidney pies with buttered mash; wonderfully light & healthy pasta; sherry trifles at Christmas and treacle toffee on Bonfire night; and lots of other homemade family favourites then this is the book for you. With over 300 clear and concise recipes for delicious, nutritious and heart warming food, here is a book that revives old fashioned, traditional home cooking using good, fresh, local ingredients.

Everyday Family Favourites 2nd Edition: Over 300 Delicious Wholesome Recipes That You Can Easily Cook at Home


Make & Mend: A Guide to Recycling Clothes and Fabrics

Welcome to Make & Mend! This book shows how, with a little knowledge and a little creativity, you can make a wide range of fantastic items from those old clothes and fabrics you can’t bear to throw away. Whether it’s a cushion cover from a coat, a tote bag from a torn dress or a neck tie from a negligee, this book will show you how to make it. A bit of know-how and a few ideas, and you can create gorgeous items with a completely personal stamp.

Make & Mend: A Guide to Recycling Clothes and Fabrics

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