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How to Tell When Fruit is Ripe

HOW TO TELL WHEN FRUIT IS RIPE Melons Sniff the stalk end: a sweet, heady scent means a melon is ready to eat. Alternatively, press the end and see if it gives slightly. Kiwi fruit Feel for slight softness. Pineapples … Continue reading

04. November 2013 by admin
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Healthy Eating: Food for Children

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FEEDING CHILDREN Because they are growing fast and keeping active, children need more nutrients in relation to body size than adults. Their diets should contain plenty of nourishing protein foods such as meat, fish and cheese, and fresh fruit and … Continue reading

01. November 2013 by admin
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Making the best use of fruit

More juice from citrus fruit Oranges, lemons and other citrus fruit will yield more juice if you warm them first. Before squeezing, either pour boiling water over the fruit and leave it to stand for five minutes or if you … Continue reading

23. October 2013 by admin
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Cooking with fresh fruit

Rhubarb too acid? Add the juice of an orange when cooking to improve the taste. Or try a pinch of bicarbonate of soda or a cube of jelly. Thickening fruit juices for a pie Toss fruit lightly in flour or … Continue reading

18. October 2013 by admin
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Make Wine at Home: Elderberry wine recipe

METRIC/IMPERIAL 1.3 kg/3 lb ripe elderberries 450g/1 lb ripe blackberries 4 ripe bananas 500 g/1 lb 1-1/2oz raisins 2 lemons 1 -25 kg/2 lb 12 oz sugar 2.85 litres/5 pints water Port wine yeast and nutrient 1 Wash the berries … Continue reading

14. November 2011 by admin
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Farm Crops: Flowers, Fruit and Vegetables

From modest origins in the suburban market garden, fruit and vegetable crops have moved into the big field and today are the subject of a highly capitalised industry. However, market gardens and pick-your-own farms make a good living as well. … Continue reading

27. July 2011 by admin
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Re-Planning your Garden For Growing Vegetables

With careful planning, even a small garden can produce an abundance of fruit and vegetables. The food-producing area should, however, harmonise with the rest of the garden, where children play and the whole family relaxes to enjoy the natural beauty … Continue reading

03. June 2011 by admin
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