Nettle and Chard Garden Soup

What to have for lunch today from my permaculture garden? 4 large handfuls of nettles 4 large Chard leaves 2 large potatoes sliced thinly 2 vegetable stock cubes 3 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons of chopped dill Salt and pepper to taste With rubber or latex gloves, wash and rinse stinging nettle and chard. Chop theContinue reading “Nettle and Chard Garden Soup”

Scottish Bannocks

100 g plain flour 65g beremeal  2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1/2 tsp cream of tartar 1/4 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp salt 115 g medium oatmeal 1 tbsp butter buttermilk or natural yogurt as required INSTRUCTIONS  preheat oven to 180C if using and grease a baking tray Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cream of tartar, salt and sugar into a large bowl Add the oatmeal and and beremealContinue reading “Scottish Bannocks”

Why is sourdough better for health?

Fermentation Wild yeast are single-celled fungi that exist all around us. They feed on carbohydrates, and as they do so they release carbon dioxide, B vitamins, and alcohol. Because they release carbon dioxide, yeast can leaven bread, and because they convert carbohydrates to alcohol, brewers use yeast to make beer and wine, too. This isContinue reading “Why is sourdough better for health?”