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These Scones are great for afternoon tea. Quick and easy to make they are a real starter recipe for people new to baking.

Cast Iron Skillet Garlic Butter Chicken

Simple Garlic Butter Chicken in a Cast Iron Skillet Simple cooking – delicious results. This chicken recipe is brilliant for feeding a crowd and so full of flavour…

Fresh Mackerel with Bay and Peas

Cook fresh fish in tin foil for an easy and delicious supper. This recipe can also be used for BBQ cooking.

From Lawn to Food Forest

Back in March 2019 we decided to start a food forest project in the front garden. It was a pretty easy decision to make. The front garden was mostly lawn, and we never really did much with it other than mow it, on what seemed liked too regular as basis….

  • by cottagecookbook Ramen night! The first time tying out the set of ramen bowls, candle holders and plant pot that I made
  • by cottagecookbook A lovely dessert - chopped Jazz Apples & Blackberries cooked down in Demerara sugar, cinnamon, 95% cocoa chocolate, and the
  • by cottagecookbook Steak and imperial stout pie and mushy peas tonight. (Made with the homebrew rosemary and bay imperial stout) served up
  • by cottagecookbook A nice roast pork  #sundayroast  Kale, pumpkin and cabbage from the garden. It's all about the crackling and pork fat
  • by cottagecookbook Some home-made scotch eggs, a couple of normal ones, one with Black Pudding and one with Chorizo.
  • by cottagecookbook Cast Iron Sourdough Pizza Night! Always good!
  • by cottagecookbook Leftovers are always a good thing. A very hot Lamb curry with 5 mini scorpion Trinidad Chillis from the over-wintering
  • by cottagecookbook A little maintenance in the food forest today. This wasp's nest and two others kept me out of the food
  • by cottagecookbook Christmas tree putting up night. We always put our tree up a little later than most. But when we do,

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Drying Herbs in a Dehydrator

Find out about preserving herbs and other produce by drying them in a dehydrator.

This handy guide hopes to encourage you to start making your own dried herbs, herbal tea blends and chilli flakes.