Pizza Oven Build – Part 1

Pizza Oven Build - Part 1 1

I’ve spent hours upon hours researching wood burning pizza ovens, how they work, and how to build them… and now it’s finally my turn to make my own! I actually wrote a blog about this in June last year so that shows how much thought has gone into this, so have a read! [infobox maintitle=”Want …

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Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond

Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond 2

If you’re not sure what to get me as a gift then let me tell you I’m a sucker for cookbooks, especially ones with amazing photography, as well as awesome recipes, so I was delighted to get Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond by  Sabrina Ghayour for my birthday. I cook a lot of …

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Pork, Apple, and Cranberry Scotch Eggs

Pork, Apple, and Cranberry Scotch Eggs 3

I’ve made Scotch Eggs (a whole egg covered in pork and breadcrumbs… if you really have to ask) several times in the past in my quest to try and use my chicken’s eggs, but whilst I generally use sausage meat I thought I’d try something different. Christmas Scotch Eggs!!! These scotch eggs sound quite fancy …

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Preparing Your Garden For Winter

Preparing Your Garden For Winter 4

With summer gone and winter not far away there are certain jobs that need to be done and a few hours work will help you and you garden over winter. You’ve also no doubt bought plants and spent money in the garden so it would be a shame to see those plants die and you have …

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Make Your Own Christmas Tree Decorations

Make Your Own Christmas Tree Decorations 5

If you’ve got a spare afternoon then you can easily make your own simple Christmas tree decorations from any spare wood you have and I chose pallet wood. The first step is to grab yourself a pencil and roughly draw a tree shape. As you can see I didn’t go too specific and I personally …

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Homemade Wooden Serving Board

Homemade Wooden Serving Board 7

Continuing on from my previous woodworking escapades I thought I’d try my hand at making a serving board and started with some scrap wood which I had in my loft. It had obviously been used as a shelf as it had brackets on it, but had been chucked up there by the previous owners and …

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How To Make A Rustic Wooden Tray

How To Make A Rustic Wooden Tray 8

I really want to get into woodwork and whilst I’ve built lots of big things like chicken runs and wheelie bin shelters I’ve never really made anything that involves any finesse so this weekend I decided to make a tray. I’d seen quite a few designs on Pinterest and decided to make the tray from …

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Life Hack: How to poach eggs the easy way

Life Hack: How to poach eggs the easy way 9

The traditionally prescribed method to poach eggs is along the lines of boiling water and a splash of vinegar, swirling it around, adding an egg, and then spending half an hour cleaning the pan and wishing that you’d never tried to poach an egg! But I have the solution!… The easiest way to poach an egg There are …

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Growing Grape Vines in Southern England

Growing Grape Vines in Southern England 10

Half my family live in Northern Cyprus, and when I was a child I used to go and visit for the school holidays, six weeks, every summer. I used to stay in the town of Güzelyurt which is famous for its citrus farming and if you go there you will see huge groves of oranges and lemons, …

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