We’ve all heard the rhetoric of ‘Save the bees’ time and time again over the years and that statement is as important now as it’s ever been.
They may not be everyone’s favourite critter, but they play an undeniably important role to our ecosystems.
Unfortunately, many of our vital bee colonies have been dying out; the decline starting as far…
The British Beekeepers’ Association (BBKA) reports an encouraging year
The annual honey survey from the British Beekeepers’ Association shows that honeybees survived the difficult conditions this year and produced a crop a third bigger than last year’s.
The honey crop was, on average, just under 14kg (just over 30lb) per hive, across England and Wales. Welsh beekeepers reported an exceptionally…
Want something quick and tasty? Try this delicious home-grown early season salad
Pea shoots and other microgreens can give you a harvest in less time than it takes for outdoor crops to germinate. Add an overwintered lettuce and you have a salad that tastes of summer.
Ingredients (serves 2)
2 tbsp sunflower oil
1 tbsp cider or white wine vinegar…
Every take on this classic Scottish dessert assembles the ingredients in a slightly different way.
This is my version. With apologies to fellow Scots: the whisky is negotiable. If you don’t have a bottle to hand, it is just as good made with brandy or rum. For a child-friendly version, omit the alcohol altogether.
Ingredients (serves 2)
20g (¾oz) oatmeal…
Inspired by the Scandinavian combination beetroot & salmon, this delicious recipe can be served as a starter or as part of a bigger spread.
Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes
• 200g/8oz smoked salmon
• 2 large beetroot
• 6 slices of bread
• Butter for the toast
FOR THE DRESSING:
• 1 tbsp runny…
High in fibre, and a good source of vitamin C, this winter salad is a perfect way to use
some of your stored carrots.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 1 tbsp cumin seeds
• 400g/14oz carrots, peeled, halved and cut into sticks
• 2 fennel bulbs, sliced
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