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Monday 26 April 2010
Obvious choices of fruit and vegetables are not necessarily the healthiest, new research suggests.
Saturday 24 April 2010
Friday 23 April 2010
Since Christopher Hirst took Mrs H down the aisle, or register office corridor, the worldly goods with which he has endowed her have included literally hundreds of cookery books, including a volume which gives instructions for seabird guano soup. The three largest, one of which warns that its recipes should be attempted only by professionals with specialist equipment, between them totalled 2,137 massive pages. Even more than most recipe books, these contained many dishes which are never going to be cooked by its readers.
Sunday 07 March 2010
Thursday 04 February 2010
Heart and soil: If you're serious about growing your own food, then follow our list of dos and don'ts
Saturday 16 January 2010
So you've made a resolution to grow more of your own fruit and vegetables this year. Bad idea. Not the vegetables but the resolution. Most of us never keep them and then we feel twice as bad. The veg idea is good, but let the notion just sit in your mind for a week or two, quietly simmering away. Don't see the grow-your-own thing as a great hurdle to be jumped, but something to sidle into, a little at a time. Growing food should be a pleasurable, manageable occupation, not another worry, another weight on your mind.
Saturday 02 January 2010
John Cushnie, the landscape designer, garden writer and broadcaster, has died of a heart attack. He was thought to be in his late sixties.
Thursday 31 December 2009
Friday 04 December 2009
A contender for the most famous feline on the web, Simon’s Cat is the star of five online films that have been watched by 36 million viewers across the world.
Saturday 28 November 2009
What to do
Mild November weather has been tempting geraniums into fresh bud in the south of the country, but you should be prepared to bundle these (and fuchsias) inside at a moment's notice.
Monday 23 November 2009
It took three agonising days, but then came the sound Moira Kelly had been waiting for – the sound of two-year-old Krishna blowing a raspberry.
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