Tag Archives: self sufficiency

A new crocheted parasol project

How to repurpose an old but structurally sound umbrella that needs a new cover. Crochet to the rescue! Continue reading

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Crochet DIY patchwork to reinvigorate tatted clothes

Taking ordinary clothes and using crochet patches to make them extra – ordinary Continue reading

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Pickled Alexanders, leek bulbs and flower buds

How to pickle Alexanders, three cornered leek bulbs and buds. Includes hot apple cider vinegar recipe. Continue reading

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Gorse cordial in the Cornish countryside

Foraging in Cornwall for Fat Hen cookery school. How to pick gorse flowers painlessly and a gorse flower cordial recipe. Continue reading

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Gardening near Calañas

Growing salad vegetables while helping out a family in Calañas, Spain. Continue reading

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Making horta

Cooking salad greens in Basque Country. Healthy dandelion, stinging nettles and lamb’s lettuce recipe. Continue reading

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Kiwifruit tart recipe, how to use up extra kiwi fruit

Kiwifruit pie recipe, delicious lemon orange zest filling. Hour and a half to prepare, refreshing served next day cold with custard. Continue reading

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