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Crystallising Honey

Crystallising Honey

Crystallised 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.


Lime Flowers

Lime Flowers

Lime flowers are reputed to have calming and soporific properties. I have no idea if this claim is true, but they're deliciously fragrant anyway - and useful.


Making braided friendship bracelets

How To Make And Use A Braiding Disc

How to make braided friendship bracelets


Latest Lost Gloves

Found glove No. 577:

2010/12/05 - Black 'thinsulate' - Botley

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bullaces

Bullace Jelly

September 2014 - Out on a circular walk not far from my home, I found bullaces in a hedgerow. I decided to try to make Bullace Jelly.



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Blackberry Fool

Blackberry Fool

September 2014 - The blackberries seem a bit late this year, but now they're here, they're fantastic!

Let's make something that really shows off their delicious flavour and aroma - Blackberry Fool.


Penny Bun Mushroom - AKA Cep, Porcini

Penny Bun Mushroom - AKA Cep, Porcini

September 2014 - The Penny Bun Mushroom (also known as Cep or Porcini) is possibly the most highly sought wild mushroom - I've picked it many times in the past, but for some reason, haven't written about it here, until now.


Beefsteak Fungus - Revisited

Beefsteak Fungus - Revisited

Last time I found Beefsteak Fungus (which was also the first time I found it), I wasn't able to collect it.

On a foraging walk in the New Forest in September 2014, I found a nice young specimen - and this time, I took it home and cooked it.


Hanging Clip-Top Storage Jar

Hanging Clip-Top Storage Jar

September 2014 - Here's a fun little project to convert an empty instant coffee jar into a storage jar with a wire clip top - using a wire coat hanger.

When I was thinking the design through, it occurred to me that it might be useful/fun to preserve the coat hanger hook and make this into a jar that can be hung up on a hook, for example, under a shelf.



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