Clear snow Heavy snow can cause considerable damage to plants and garden structures such as greenhouses and polytunnels. Carefully brush away heavy downfalls to avoid branches snapping or panes cracking under the strain. Prune apples and pears This is done by cutting back new growth to just one or two buds. Remove any dead, dying, ..
Pick tree fruit Tree fruits such as plums will start to come into their own from September. Pick the fruits as they ripen. You can thwart pesky wasps by hanging up jars filled with sugary liquids to distract them away from the fruits. Start planting bulbs Spring-flowering bulbs can be planted from late August onwards. ..
Makes 12 Ingredients 300g (10 1/2 oz) wholemeal self raising flour 2 tsp baking powder 75g (2 3/4 oz) golden caster sugar 1 banana, peeled juice of 1/2 lemon 75g (2 3/4 oz) butter, melted 100ml (3 1/2 fl oz) milk 1 egg, beaten 175g (3 1/2 oz) strawberries, chopped ideal for taking on a ..
Serves 2 Ingredients 1 large egg, beaten 2 tbsp milk 1/2 tsp caster sugar 2 slices wholemeal bread 1 orange 200g (7 oz) strawberries, sliced 1 tbsp honey 1/2 tbsp olive oil sprinkling of sesame seeds to serve a perfect summer breakfast or brunch Method 1. Beat together the egg and milk with the sugar, ..
Serves 2 Ingredients 1 banana, peeled and roughly chopped 125g (4 1/2 oz) raspberries 200ml (7 fl oz) milk 1-2 tbsp natural yoghurt instant protein & energy Method 1. Place all the ingredients into a blender or liquidiser and process until smooth, thick and creamy. 2. Serve over ice on a really hot day...
Serves 2 Ingredients 20g (3/4 oz) meringue 125g (4 1/2 oz) fresh berry fruits (chop strawberries into quarters) 150g (5 1/2 oz) natural bio yoghurt great for a summer treat Method 1. Break the meringue into smallish pieces and place in a bowl. 2. Add the fruit and yoghurt and mix gently. 3. Serve in ..
Serves 6-8 Ingredients 150g (5 1/2 oz) plain flour 25g (1 oz) caster sugar 75g (2 3/4 oz) unsalted butter 1 large egg 800g (1lb 12 oz) raspberries 50g (1 3/4 oz) cornflour 75g (2 3/4 oz) caster sugar juice of 1 lemon 4 large eggs 50g (1 3/4 oz) butter 175g (7 oz) caster ..
Summer holidays are made for being outside (let’s hope this summer is one of them), and what better way to teach your children about where food comes from than to get them to help you pick it fresh from the plant. Not only will they get lots of fresh air, they will learn about, and ..
Makes 9-12 Ingredients 100g coconut oil 90g blackstrap molasses 40g dark muscovado sugar 240g rolled oats 80g dates, stones removed, chopped 45g pecan nuts, roughly chopped Method 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas mark 5. Lightly grease an 18-20cm square tin. 2. Gently melt together the coconut oil, molasses and muscovado sugar, stirring from time ..
Maintaining a healthy weight is something that should be thought about throughout the year, as excess weight may also affect your health – heart disease, diabetes, hormone problems, arthritis and digestive issues may all be related to being overweight, and may be helped by eating a healthy, well-balanced diet. Following a healthy eating regime should ..