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Solar power – a new way to benefit

Solar power – a new way to benefit

Unused solar power can now be diverted to give you hot water...and you'll still get paid for feeding it into the grid!
Solar Power – one year after installing PV cells

Solar Power – one year after installing PV cells

Falling installation costs mean that PV solar cells are still a sound investment
Tomato soup recipe: Rich roasted tomato soup

Tomato soup recipe: Rich roasted tomato soup

Roasting the tomatoes in their skins gives this soup a wonderfully deep, full flavour
Growing Courgettes

Growing Courgettes

Courgettes are definitely a member of the ‘Most Awaited Crops’ group in the UK and can give you a harvest from June right through to the first frost - and even longer under cover.
Tomato soup recipe: Quick & Easy tomato soup

Tomato soup recipe: Quick & Easy tomato soup

This tomato soup recipe - accent on quick and easy - takes just 30 minutes start to finish
Parsnip soup recipe – curried parsnip soup

Parsnip soup recipe – curried parsnip soup

Warm and filling, parsnip soup is a great understated winter staple. This spiced version uses cooked rice to add body.
Roasted parsnips recipe

Roasted parsnips recipe

Learn to love parsnips with this really simple recipe. Roasted parsnips are crisp and savoury-sweet - perfect for Sunday lunch.
Sloe jelly recipe: a taste of the wild

Sloe jelly recipe: a taste of the wild

Tart, tangy and mysteriously dark - one of the finest jams you can make.
Root vegetables: how to store carrots, parsnips, beetroot, swedes and turnips

Root vegetables: how to store carrots, parsnips, beetroot, swedes and turnips

With a little knowhow, you can store fresh root vegetables throughout the winter - and even into the spring.
Storing onions: how to make a string of onions

Storing onions: how to make a string of onions

Making a string of onions using a loop of twine as a hidden support gives them a professional look that won't unravel in storage.
Store eggs for months at a time

Store eggs for months at a time

How to store eggs from your own flock successfully for months at a time.
How to store eggs: fresh home-laid and shop-bought eggs

How to store eggs: fresh home-laid and shop-bought eggs

Home-produced eggs last longer than shop-bought ones because they have not been washed.
Apple cake recipe – crumble variation

Apple cake recipe – crumble variation

This is a very popular variation of Dorset apple cake, with a sweet crunchy topping that contrasts beautifully with the tartness of the apple.
Cucumber pickle recipe: bread and butter pickles

Cucumber pickle recipe: bread and butter pickles

This recipe became so popular in the US that it picked up the name 'bread and butter' because it was on everybody's table.
Elderflower cordial recipe

Elderflower cordial recipe

Served over ice, this delicious drink is the essence of English summer.
Elderflower champagne recipe

Elderflower champagne recipe

Elderflower champagne is easy to make with no special equipment. Slightly alcoholic, with a beautiful floral flavour.
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