- You can never plant enough garlic.
- You cannot kill a zucchini/courgette, despite horrific neglect.
- Approximately 60% of your herbs will grow from seed if you just scatter them and chuck some compost on top.
- Kiwi trees grow MUCH faster than you expect them to and have no respect for the edge of the trellis.
- Compost bins are full of flies, it's part of the circle of life and there is nothing I can do about it.
- You don't need as much space as you think.
- Strawberries grown at home taste about 400% more potent than shop bought ones.
Bedford Real Food Co-op
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Below the Line
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Saturday, 23 June 2012
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Sunday, 17 June 2012
Thursday, 7 June 2012
What I'm about to share with you is the BEST pancake recipe I've ever used, and it's GAPS friendly.
Often times on GAPS we are trading off - celeriac for potatoes etc... But this is genuinely delicious and genuinely easy. Real, simple, nourishing food.
It's actually a grain-free waffle recipe, but not having a waffle iron I used it to make pancakes. Sweet, creamy, vanilla-ry pancakes. Mmmm.....
2 cups soaked and dried cashew nuts
5 eggs free range and organic
1/4 cup of Home made yoghurt
2 tbsp Home made vanilla
1-2 tbsp honey
Place all the nuts, vanilla and yoghurt in a blender and whizz away until a dough forms. Add the eggs and blend again. Finally drizzle in the honey.
Pour batter into frying pan on a medium heat. When it starts to bubble you can flip it.
Delicious with fresh fruit, or honey, or Ice cream
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
- 2 onions
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 courgette
- 400g tomato paste
- handful basil
- handful oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 coconut flour
- 1/4 homemade yoghurt
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (shredded)
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 tsp dried onions
- handful of fresh basil
- handful fresh oregano
- pinch of salt
Friday, 1 June 2012
For those who don't know what one is, it's a really expensive machine that makes custom vinyl letters to decorate everything and anything.
I fell in love with the idea whilst teaching my son to read as I used to label everything (door, window, cupboard, chair...) in an attempt to immerse him in visual language.
Now my daughters at the same stage and whilst I've tried blu-tacking labels on things, being the type of child she is, she tends to pull them off, eat the blu tack and shred label.
But pinterest to the rescue, I've found a way of labelling that involves no expensive equipment, but still looks completely fantastic.
All you do, is print your word on normal paper (use draft print quality for uber frugality) in any font you like. Blu tack the paper to the object you are painting and trace over the word with a biro.
When you remove the paper, there will be an indent on the item, which you can fill in with paint or in my case a sharpie.
Totally cheap, hand made charm, that can't go wrong.