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How to Blanch and Freeze Peas

The harvest of the peas has began so it’s into the kitchen to blanch and freeze the pea harvest. Keep the pods and you can make Pea Pod Soup, see the video at http://seanjcameron.com/make-pea-pod-soup/ 1. Boil a saucepan of water 2. Gently place of peas into the saucepan and turn …

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How to Stop Cauliflowers Turning Yellow

Cauliflower curds, the edible white part, can turn yellow if they are exposed to sunlight. To stop this gather all the outer leaves and tie them together by either using garden twine or, even better, use an elastic band as they can expand themselves as the plant grows bigger. The …

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How to make Elderflower Cordial

4kg Sugar (Granulated White) 4ltr Water 60 Elderflower Heads 6 Lemons 50g Citric Acid In a large pan, place the elderflowers with their heads facing down and cover with slices of lemon. In a second pan add the water, sugar and citric acid together. With a gentle heat stir all …

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How to make Elderflower Champagne

The elderflowers are in full bloom at the moment. Many years ago Jonathan Wallace came to visit me and we make some elderflower champagne, it was wonderful. We drank some a month later and the rest was kept for around 6 months. All bottles were drunk within the day it …

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Growing Vegetables for Winter

savoy cabbage covered with frost

With summer not even on the horizon, the months of June, July and August are the time to turn our attention to what foods we’d like to be sitting down and eating for our Christmas Day dinner and throughout the Winter months. It’s time to start growing vegetables for winter. …

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