We’re Jammin’

Making jam has a very long history. The earliest cookbook, called Of Culinary Matters, which dates back to 1st century Rome, contained recipes for making jam. It was part of the diet in the countries of the Middle East where there was an abundance of sugar that grew naturally. This enabled the people to have… Continue reading We’re Jammin’

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Come on Baby, light my Fire!

One regular piece of feedback we get from guests is how much they enjoy the tiny Penguin woodburners that we have in each hut. This is the sole source of heat in the huts but it is quite amazing how hot these cute but mighty stoves can burn. Key to this is the firewood that… Continue reading Come on Baby, light my Fire!

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Eggs, glorious eggs!

Did you know that some supermarket eggs can be up to three weeks old before they go on the shelves and you should never refrigerate them? Eggs come in their own perfect packaging to keep the contents in tip top condition and each one dispenses a perfect portion size. I like to keep chickens that… Continue reading Eggs, glorious eggs!

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Willow Harvest

Ffynnon Beuno sits right at the foot of a valley with steep sides and Beuno’s little babbling brook dissects the land. The flow varies depending on how much water is draining down from the mountains above us and the land either side but the brook is never dry even in the hottest of weathers. The… Continue reading Willow Harvest

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Sugar, ah Honey Honey!

Before becoming a bee keeper, like most people I took honey for granted. An underwhelming sticky goo in squeezy bottles from the supermarket, I had tried it once and then carried on with granulated sugar. When I first started my training as a beekeeper, I met other established and passionate beekeepers who not only kept… Continue reading Sugar, ah Honey Honey!

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