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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Broad (Fava) Beans – After The Harvest

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July 22, 2014

I harvested my last broad beans over 3 weeks ago, but have only just cleared the trough for further planting. Remembering to cut all the stems just above ground level, leaving the roots in place. This evening I’ll dig them well in, as they contain lots of valuable nitrogen. Every year, I grow peas...
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Breakfast Adventures

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July 22, 2014

This morning, I felt like having a small cooked breakfast. I had some eggs and some black pudding, but didn’t have any sausage. Now, what I had would have been fine on its own, but as I got the black pudding out of the fridge, I noticed the opened packet of Brussels-style liver pate;...
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Sweetener Free Drinks

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July 20, 2014
Sweetener Free Drinks

Last month I posted about trying to find a brand of lemonade that didn’t contain artificial sweeteners. To my surprise I found that even the non-diet versions contained both sugar and sweeteners. Anyway, with the current heat, I thought I would list a few alternatives for those of you who are either suspicious of...
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Pulled Pork, the Waitrose Way

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July 10, 2014
Pulled Pork, the Waitrose Way

I’m usually very good at blowing my own trumpet about how good my home-smoked pulled pork is. But there is often another way, an easy way; and it’s only fair to those of you without smoking grills to mention something I have tried that is truly excellent. It’s this British Outdoor Bred British Pork...
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Cold Smoking Session July 2014

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July 1, 2014
Cold Smoking Session July 2014

As I haven’t been completely healthy the last month or so, I have been concentrating on essential tasks in the garden and about the house; to the neglect of doing fancy stuff with food. As a result, it has been a while since I last did some cold smoking. But I am seeing my...
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