Category Archives: Frugal Food

Rabbit Stew

Yesterday, Jon suggested we go ferreting and as the sun was shining for the first time in weeks I jumped at the chance. First, we have to wake the ferrets up. (BTW Stinker, the ‘fret on the left, is yawning … Continue reading

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Rabbit Recipe – Rabbit Pie

Wow, I’m kinda thrilled! Following on from my goal to like rabbit meat in 2011 (AND it’s only day 3 – get me!!!) and the first ‘recipe’ I posted here, this is the outcome of the rest of the bunny … Continue reading

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Book Review – Hedgerow by John Wright

Jon and I have both collected foraging books and edible plant books for years. We have rather a fetish for knowing what’s around us that we can scoff. For free. So when River Cottage/John Wright brought out another of their … Continue reading

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Our 2 new Indian Game Cockerels

These guys are new. They are big, scary looking birds with mean looking spurs and thick, solid necks like body builders on steroids. Yet they were surprisingly scared of our little hens! They are 18 months old and as they … Continue reading

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Ginger & Boo earn their keep

Remember these 2 lil ladies? They are all growed up now and we introduced them to their first rabbit warren today. They had SO much fun! Hunting with ferrets involves netting off the warren entrances along a hedge, popping the … Continue reading

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Homemade Pesto Recipe. What else to do with all that basil?

I’ve never made pesto before as a/ buying a bunch of basil in the supermarket is darned expensive and b/ I’ve never managed to grow much of it myself. Oh, how that has changed! I have a whole bushy row … Continue reading

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Book Review – River Cottage Handbook No 5 – Edible Seashore

Wow. If ever there was a book that I wish I’d penned then this is it. This or Harry Potter. But this is the book that has been in my head for years, one that has been lacking on every … Continue reading

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A Saturday in Spring.

Our saturday ritual starts off with a ‘Jonny Fry Up’, a yummy bacon butty for me and the full works for Jon. He wouldn’t let me show you guys his breakfast… I wonder why…? Next we decided to get off … Continue reading

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How to Poach the Perfect Egg

My absolute favourite breakfast of the moment is poached egg on crisp double toasted rye spread with rich wholegrain mustard. I’m generally eating it 5 times a week, it is so good!  Yummm! As a kid we had a poaching … Continue reading

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The Best Flapjack Recipe in the Whole Wide World – Ever

I take flapjacks very seriously. I have spent the past 6 years or so trying every recipe I stumbled upon with very varied results. Either too dry, too plain, too sweet, too crumbly, too dull, too greasy, too sticky (never … Continue reading

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