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Pickled Runner Bean Recipe

This recipe for pickled runner beans is a good way to use up surplus runner beans. Ingredients: * 1.5lb runner beans * 1pint malt vinegar * 1.5lb granulated sugar * 1 level teaspoon ground allspice * pepper Method 1. String & slice
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How to pickle onions

The main thing you need to pickle onions is plenty of time, otherwise it is quite straightforward! most people use shallots for pickled onions make a brine solution by dissolving 8oz of salt in 4 pints of water skin the onions
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How to Freeze Broad Beans

There are two schools of thought on how to freeze broad beans – some people blanch the beans before freezing and some don’t. Blanching involves plunging the beans into boiling water to stop all enzyme activity in the beans, so the
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How to Make Vegetable Crisps – Recipe

Vegetables make healthy snacks – vegetable crisps are delicious. Most root vegetables make tasty crisps: potatoes parsnips carrots sweet potato beetroot   Recipe for vegetable crisps: slice veg thinly with a potato peeler if using potatoes – wash the slices
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Courgette Recipes

(This post contains affiliate links) The abundance of courgettes in the vegetable garden prompts the search for more innovative recipes! Elaine Borish has written a book called “What will I do with All Those Courgettes?” We enjoy our own recipe
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Broad Bean Top Omelette

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has produced a wonderful omelette recipe using broad bean tops. Ingredients: * handful leafy broad bean tops * 4 eggs * 50gm of butter * salt & pepper to taste Click here to see Hugh’s article in The
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Gooseberry Fool Recipe

This recipe for gooseberry fool from Waitrose is very easy, particularly as it uses ready-made custard!  Gooseberries have done well this year and we have picked some of the bigger fruits to make this pudding.   Ingredients 350g gooseberries 1
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How to Grow Culinary Herbs – an eBook

How To Grow Culinary Herbs  is an ebook produced by TopVeg and FarmingFriends. The ebook is on sale now and explains how to plant a herb garden or grow your own herbs for cooking.   At a cost of only £4.00
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How to Cook Asparagus

This post contains affiliate links. How to cook asparagus: snap the asparagus at the bottom where it breaks naturally tie the bunch with string so that it is easy to lift in & out of the pan bring a large
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Elderflowers

Elderflowers are strongly scented with an unusual flavour.  Elderflower cordial is a thirst quenching summer drink. Elder-flowers combine well with gooseberries. Add  elderflowers to the gooseberries as they cook, to allow the unusual flavour of the elderflower to blend with the
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