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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Bacon Waffle

baconwaffle2.jpgThe first Saturday in January 2014 - too wet to go out and too cold to play ball.

So I consulted my lists of ideas and picked an experiment that's been at the back of my mind for maybe a year now - to make a waffle entirely out of bacon.

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Cheese Wafer Cones

cheesewafersthumb.jpgDecember 2013 - Here's how to make delicious, crispy savoury wafers that can be served as crackers, or curled into cones and filled.

They're made with just a single ingredient - cheese! - so they're suitable for a gluten-free diet.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Chickweed Seeds

chickweedseedsthumb.jpgOctober 2013 - After washing some chickweed, I happened to notice the seeds that had collected in the bottom of the bowl - and I began to wonder if it would be possible to collect them and sprout them as a micro-salad.

Well - I didn't intend to wonder for long - so here's the experiment - and as a bonus, a microscopic close-up look at chickweed seeds.

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Garlic Mustard Seeds

garlicmustard3_thumb.jpgI've already given this plant (Garlic Mustard) two chances as a wild vegetable - and found it disappointing. Let's have one more go.

But this time, instead of the leaves, I'm going to try eating the ripe seeds.

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Replicative Fading - An Exploration Of The Beauty Of Information Decay

replicativefadingthumb.jpgHave you ever wondered what happens if you scan a printed document, then scan and print the copy, then scan and print the copy, again and again, over and over?

This video explores the effect of just such an experiment.

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Little Lunchbox Plan

littlelunchboxthumb.jpgAs you may already know, I love food - however, this means I have a tendency to pile on a few extra pounds.

Time to do something about that - and my plan is to try to restrict my food intake, but by volume - introducing the Little Lunchbox Plan.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Pumpkin Seed Ice Cream

pumpkinseedicecreamthumb.jpgThis is a recipe for ice cream made with toasted pumpkin seeds.

That might sound like a strange flavour for ice cream - and it is, but the result is nutty and delicious.

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Price And Prejudice - Upgrading Basic Foods

priceandprejudice2_thumb.jpgThis is an article in which we will upgrade cheap, basic food items into things that look and taste like they were a good deal more expensive.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Crystallising Honey

crystallisinghoneythumb.jpgCrystallised honey is regarded by many as inferior to clear or smooth set honey - indeed, tips on how to clarify crystallised honey by gently melting it are common.

But some people, like me, prefer it crystallised. So here's how to deliberately crystallise a jar of clear honey.

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Jurassic Gingerbread

jurassicgbthumb.jpgThis is a recipe for a tasty, crunchy-chewy gingerbread, presented as a huge party-sized slab for breaking and sharing - design inspired by fossils from the Jurassic coasts of Great Britain.

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