how to grow mushrooms
How to grow seriously tasty mushrooms Mushrooms are amazing and so easy to grow. Most types can be grown all year around if provided with the correct growing conditions. They need a moderate temperatures (around 20 to 25 degrees celcius), humidity, and ventilation. The best bit is contary to popular belief, total darkness is...
easy macaroon recipe
Macarons are not to be confused with macaroons! Macaroons are small and slapdash coconut or almond stacks, sometimes dipped in chocolate. Macarons are cute dainty little sandwiches that are made with meringue, almond flour, and buttercream filling. Macaron is the French word for macaroon, but are never the coconut-based biscuit. Macarons are one of...
how to grow beans
Grow beans not just because they're healthy and delicious - they're also super very easy to grow. Beans are seeds from the Fabaceae family, commonly known as the legume, pea, or bean family. I love beans because they are nutrient dense; high in fibre and starch plus a good source of protein, iron, and...
The peaks of the mountains stood out from the white fluffy clouds like islands in an angry sea. High above in the pastel blue sky, the sun shone down on the magnificent city. Xenophon Skyfarer, a tall warrior with a weary face, had come seeking the palace. After so many years of travelling, the beautiful sight filled...
plague books
Best Books on Plagues, Pandemics and Post-apocalyptic Worlds Pandemic reading is catching, as our world struggles to come to terms with the COVID-19 crisis, many of us are turning to fiction as a way of accepting and, perhaps ironically, a way of finding comfort. If you can bear it, these books will remind you,...
composting masterclass
Create Miracles in Your Soil - Become a Master of Composting with Our Step-by-Step Guide It's a crime against good gardening and the environment to burn leaves and grass (unless they are diseased or polluted) because every scrap of organic vegetable matter should be converted to compost — and compost can be the most...
apricot jam recipe
I found this lovely simple recipe for apricot jam within the pages of an old book pages. It feels like making a secret connection with a stranger, someone I'm never likely to meet, most probably they passed on years ago, possessions donated - including a battered recipe book to the crowded, dusty shelves of a charity shop....
how to make pesto
Recipe for making a super tasty pesto sauce Ingredients for making the best pesto ever:1 - 2 cloves of garlic1 large bunch of fresh basil , (40g)50 g pine nuts3 tablespoons good quality extra virgin olive oil50 g Parmesan cheeseA pinch of sea salt MethodPick and wash fresh basil leaves...
how to grow basil plants
How To Grow, Harvest and Use Basil Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is one of the most popular herbs in the garden. It is a member of the mint family and closely associated with Italian cooking, although it is originally from India. Basil adds fine flavour to tomato dishes, salads, and pesto. It is great...
Measured by the horrors endured and the colossal drain upon the life of Europe, which was deprived of not less that twenty-five per cent of its population. The Black Death, a deadly form of plague which made its appearance in 1347, is among the greatest disasters in world history. Like most other epidemics of...