DIY Steam Beeswax Purifier

I appreciate that this may look like a 1950’s satellite, or a space rocket from the Clangers, but it is actually a pasta pan on a...

The Red Balaclava (a kid’s story)

  Mam obviously wanted twins because me and our kid were always dressed the same, as anyone looking through our family album would casually point...

Beekeepers Spinner Tilting Boards

I used to get the last few pounds of honey out of my spinner by propping up the back edge with little blocks of wood...

How To Make Pickled Gherkins

This recipe is easy and allows you to process cucumbers, a jar full at a time, so that you don’t have to wait until you...

How To Make Courgette or Marrow Marmalade

  I was first introduced to this wonderful golden recipe as courgette jam but the lemon, and especially the lemon rind contained within makes it...

Harvesting Yeast From The Wild

  It’s easy to harvest wild yeast and to make your own yeast culture, for brewing or for baking, or to use in the wild...

The Spiraliser and Me

I was talking about the annual, and imminent, onslaught of courgettes to an allotment friend as I pruned a mature and unruly grape vine that...

Too Much Rhubarb?

How to make good use of any amount of rhubarb, without any waste. I have several rhubarb plants which come at different times, allowing me...

What Is It?

What is it?   Or what are they?   Does anybody know? I picked two of them up for next to nothing at a Bee...

Stinkhorn on the allotment

Yes Stinkhorn! Otherwise know as phallus impudicus, which seems to love growing on a dry sandy river bank on my allotment, and has been a...
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