I wanted to build a second copepod culture vessel, so her’s my step by step instructions on how to DIY your own copepod culture vessel.
The simplest tomato sauce has got to be roasted.In the oven, the tomatoes slightly dehydrate so that their flavour is concentrated and semi-caramelised to a wonderful rich, fruity, delicious intensity. Yummy!
I have always loved homemade honey cakes and lemon drizzle cakes, so I thought why not combine the two in one cake?
The sharp garlic flavour mellows becomes smoky and the cloves soften and lightly brown, that’s the utter joy of oven roasted garlic with its myriad of culinary uses.
Vases are a wonderful way of turning a dull and forgotten spot into the focal point of any room.
Steeped in syrup chestnuts are transformed into genuine delicacies in their own right!
If you are a reef hobbyist with a bleached anemone, perhaps my experience rescuing a Macrodactyla doreensis will help or offer you hope that all is not necessarily lost.
Roasting chestnuts intensifies the sweet flavour with a hint of smokiness. The only problem is shelling the chestnuts, especially if you are roasting a large batch. I hit upon this idea when roasting a batch of garlic bulbs … de-shell the chestnuts and then roast them. Hot from the oven the papery skins are crisp and the chestnuts tender.
A venerable classic amongst savoury chestnut recipes is the chestnut loaf. This recipe was created almost by accident due to a few sun-dried tomatoes languishing in the fridge which needed rescuing and a patch of spinach in need of cropping.
I have tried a number of methods to cook and peel chestnuts with varying success. This is my method.
Absolutely delicious and very moreish, with the creamy custard-like texture and pastry-like edge of a standard quiche.
Connections, they may be fleeting or last a lifetime, but they help give our life meaning
Not only are these no-bake flapjacks super easy to make and deliciously moist, they are packed full of phytosterols and phytoestrogens. Give them a try, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
Elderflower Cordial a little dissolving, blitzing, stirring, infusing and straining is all that’s needed to create your own elderflower cordial at a fraction of the price.
Impress your friends and family with an elegant summer drink, similar to lemonade but with a beautiful fruity taste and around 1.5-3% alcohol.
Summer jewels kissed by the suns rays, their elegant, sweet, heady fragrance translates into lots of delicious recipes, but first here’s how to harvest them.
I have been culturing Harpacticoids copepods (Tigriopus Californicus) for nearly three years now. My “how to” post for culturing copepods
“It’s cold, harsh, painful, brutally truthful and beautifully heart wrenching”
Hot smoked meat or veg in only 30 minutes using an old saucepan on your kitchen stove.
A fresh apple mint, zingy lemon and garlic infused falafel with a hint of heat!