December 2009

Today I Shall Make Green !!!! [ Herbal Body Scrub ]

Herbal Body Scrub : Prepared

Herbal Body Scrub : Cooking

Herbal Body Scrub : Mixing

Herbal Body scrub : Finished

Apple N Pear Wine : By Photo

Apple Pulp

Juice many pounds of windfall apples and your left some pulp , save the pulp and look at your lovely foaming juice

Apple Juice : Extracted

Then for something else juices some lush pears

Pear Juice : Extracted

Add you pear pulp to you apple pulp


Bag it up well in a mash bag.

Pulp Bagged

Add to you fermenter, along with sugar and some yeast and some pectolase [ helps settle the pectin in the mix and takes it to the bottom ] and some citric acid , cover and leave for 5 days.

Apple & Pear Wine : With Pulp Bagged

The blend tastes lush already.

My Hip Cool Cauliflowers

Cauliflower : Romesco

Cauliflower : Romesco

Ben’s Beanz

Named after a chum.

Bens Beans

Either 9oz ( 250g ) dried Haricot beans or 2 tins of Haricot beans
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion , diced
1 Clove Of Garlic
1 Tablespoon Black Treacle Or Molasses
Pinch Of Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
1 x 400g tin of Chopped Tomatoes or : equivalent in fresh toms
1 Tablespoon Tomato Puree
1 teaspoon English Mustard Powder
Pinch Cayenne or Paprika
3/4 pint water { Omit if beans are pre cooked }
salt N pepper to season.

Cook garlic and onion in pan until sweated off
add all the rest of the ingredients and bring to boil n simmer until you have a rich tomato style sauce.

If you’re using pre-cooked beans chuck them in and bring to boil.


if however like me you cook from the dried beans , soak the beans over night , drain rinse and then add them to the sauce along with 3/4 pint of water , bring to boil and them simmer for about and hour until cooked.

New Recipe : Grapefruit Wine

Grapefruit Wine

Cheap N Cheerful

4 ingredients thats all for this one.

7 Grapefruit
3lb Sugar
1 Gallon Water

Zest the rinds of the fruit

Peel and then obtain the juice , I use a juice extractor , however you do it , just juice.

Mix Juice with zest and water

Leave for 5 days

Stirring twice a day then strain to remove zest and and any remaining pulp through some muslin or a tea towel.

Dissolve the sugar in the juice and then add your yeast and brew off as normal.