Monday, November 14 2016

Cheap, Tasty, Nutritious, Foolproof, Scalable Recipes - #1 - Tasty Tortilla

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This is the first in a series of recipes that are designed to meet 5 specific criteria.

That is, they must be Cheap, Tasty, Nutritious, Foolproof and Scalable - ideal for anyone cooking on a budget, cooking with little experience, or cooking for one.

 

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Tuesday, November 1 2016

Kentucky PIE-d Chicken

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This is a food experiment that's been on my To Do list for at least a couple of years now...

To take a takeaway bucket of chicken and make it into some sort of pie as the centrepiece of a more balanced family dinner
 

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Monday, October 31 2016

Old Into New Times Two - Making Over An Old Workbench And Upcycling The Old Benchtops

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The wooden tops of my trusty old folding workbench were starting to look really beaten and worn - time to make them over with some lovely new hardwood.

After I finished doing that, I also had a great idea for repurposing the old scarred and worn bench tops into something unique and new.

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Saturday, October 22 2016

More Drink Can Tinwork - Star-Shaped Box

tinwork4thumb.jpgMore tinwork fun with drink cans. This time for a star-shaped box with a convex profile - the design is still a bit half-baked, but I'm putting it up here in case anyone wants to experiment with it.

(Article updated October 2016 with video tutorial to make this item into a shabby-chic Christmas tree ornament)
 

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Trumpet Chanterelles

trumpetchanterellesthumb.jpgOut for a walk in the woods, to enjoy the autumn foliage, I very nearly overlooked an abundant crop of Trumpet Chanterelles.

(Article updated October 2016 to include video and recipe)

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Sunday, September 11 2016

The Stuffed-Est Crust Pizza

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Stuffed crust pizza normally only has a ring of stuffing around the edge - I wanted to take that a bit further - so I made this - the Stuffed-All-The-Crust Pizza. The Stuffed-est of crusts.
 

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Thursday, August 4 2016

Upcycled Foraging Knife

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I wanted to make a one-off little knife to use when I go foraging for mushrooms.  I made this one out of cheap junk.

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Tuesday, July 26 2016

Floating Wick Oil Lamp

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Here's a really quick and simple way to make a floating-wick oil lamp, using materials that can be easily found anywhere

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Rosebay Willowherb

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Rosebay Willowherb is a common plant of roadsides and riverbanks which has edible roots, stems and flowers.

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Friday, July 15 2016

Bilberries - And The Test Run Of The Berry Picker

bilberriesthumb.JPGAn outing to The Devil's Punchbowl at Hindhead, Surrey, for a picnic lunch and a spot of berry picking. Bilberries are found in abundance here, and this trip has become an annual fixture for us.

This article originally written on June 29 2012 - Revisited Summer 2016 - with video.

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