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Homegrown Teas – Better for you, tastier and free

Homegrown Teas – Better for you, tastier and free

Herbs are very easy to grow and as well as being wonderful to cook with, also make medicinal, tasty, fragrant infusions that are better for us than shop-bought bags or leaves and free once you have your plants. Let's take a look at some of the different homegrown teas...

Hazelnut Spread Recipe – Super simple super tasty!

Hazelnut Spread Recipe – Super simple super tasty!

Ultra easy Nutella-style Hazelnut Spread Recipe that you can make in minutes. Great way to use hazelnuts that grow so well in the UK. In another post we looked at Nuts we can grow in the UK. Hazelnuts are the easiest to get a decent crop of and can be grown...

Broad Bean Hummus Recipe – Simple, tasty and nutritious

Broad Bean Hummus Recipe – Simple, tasty and nutritious

Here is a simple, tasty and nutritious Broad Bean Hummus Recipe. If you haven't tried Broad Bean Hummus before, DO! Beautiful taste, dead easy to make and a refreshing alternative to regular chickpea hummus. Broad beans (also known as Fava Beans) are easy to grow and...

Recipe for Rhubarb Crumble –  Simple seasonal recipe

Recipe for Rhubarb Crumble – Simple seasonal recipe

Here is a really simple seasonal recipe for Rhubarb Crumble. Rhubarb is a hardy perennial that is so easy to grow year after year and there is a long harvest between April and August. Everyone should have a rhubarb patch! And everyone should have a recipe for Rhubarb...

Parsnip Cake Recipe – Great simple recipe for Parsnip Cake

Parsnip Cake Recipe – Great simple recipe for Parsnip Cake

Here is a very simple, very tasty, nutritious, Parsnip Cake Recipe. Parsnip cake has a similar moist texture to carrot cake and is just as yummy! Ingredients: Batter 175 g parsnips 100 g wholemeal flour 100 g soft brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1.5 teaspoons...

Dandelion Honey Recipe – Make your own honey using dandelions

Dandelion Honey Recipe – Make your own honey using dandelions

Here is a very simple dandelion honey recipe that I use every spring. Technically it is dandelion syrup as there are no bees involved to make the honey, but it does taste and look a lot like regular honey. This dandelion honey recipe is so quick, easy and cheap and if...

Garden Syrup Recipe – Capture summer scents and flavours

Garden Syrup Recipe – Capture summer scents and flavours

Here is a very simple garden syrup recipe that you can adapt to your taste and use to make the most of whatever crops you have in abundance. This garden syrup recipe is hardly even a recipe. Just your favourite flowers/fruits/herbs with  sugar and water. But syrup...

Cleavers Tea – Tasty, cleansing and free

Cleavers Tea – Tasty, cleansing and free

Cleavers Tea is a great drink that is not only abundantly and freely available during spring and summer, but also very nice tasting and extremely healthy. Why not give it a try? Cleavers is a common weed also known as sticky willow/sticky...

Recipe for Rhubarb Jam – Simple seasonal low sugar recipe

Recipe for Rhubarb Jam – Simple seasonal low sugar recipe

Here is a really simple and relatively low-in-sugar recipe for rhubarb jam. Rhubarb is so easy to grow year after year. With a reasonably sized rhubarb patch you can make enough rhubarb jam to get you through the year if you are organised and make lots of pots in...

Recipe for Elderflower Cordial – Seasonal recipes for June

Recipe for Elderflower Cordial – Seasonal recipes for June

Here is a simple seasonal recipe for Elderflower Cordial. If you have never tried Elderflower cordial before, it is a super refreshing summer drink with an interesting and mature flavour that you will never tire of!   Recipe for Elderflower Cordial: Ingredients...

How to make your own Oat Milk – Cheap, quick and easy

How to make your own Oat Milk – Cheap, quick and easy

Oat Milk is low in fat, nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and a great source of protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. It’s dead easy to make your own, costs pennies, and no more cartons!   Here's how to make your own Oat Milk:   Ingredients: ½...

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