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Operation Banana Chip

Discovering the art of dehydrating food…

I’ve always had a passing interest in preserving food stemming from childhood walks in early autumn to collect blackberries for jam making with my parents. 614 more words


Gooseberry and Orange Jam

The humble gooseberry is elevated to new heights when paired with the flavour of orange and this jam shows off the combination perfectly! This quantity will make 3 –  4 jars of jam, depending on the size of the jars. 377 more words


Those pesky pesticides

Having written, the other day, about growing your own food to avoid unwanted chemicals, I’ve been doing a little more thinking. A friend asked me whether washing vegetables in dilute vinegar would help reduce pesticide residues more than washing with water alone. 360 more words

Gardening And Growing

Summer Fizzy Drinks: Non-Alcoholic Version

There’s almost nothing I like better on a hot summer day than a refreshing fizzy beverage. With only a little bit of work, you can make a variety of syrups to add to club soda for refreshing drinks all summer long! 904 more words


Green Bean Bonanza 

My number one, least favorite thing to do in the garden is picking green beans.

I loathe picking green beans.

However, I love eating green beans. 435 more words


Gooseberry pickle anyone?

The harvest may be small, but I still had half a plan as to what I might do with the gooseberries. In the past, the crop has been put into gin and jam. 46 more words

Soft Fruit

Canning & Preserving

So. We currently live in the city limits on property not suited for anything but a very tiny garden or windowsill herb garden. I could grow tomatoes, peppers, maybe a few stalks of corn, things of that nature. 420 more words