When persimmon are in season they are cheap and plentiful. One way of preserving them is to make a simple chutney. It can be used as a side with curry or it is good with cheese.
Over the winter of 2014-2015 I made my first attempt at grafting some apple and pear trees. Grafting is the act of joining two plants together. The upper part of the graft (the scion) becomes the top of the tree, the lower portion (the rootstock) becomes the root system and the bottom part of the trunk. Continue reading “On Grafting Heritage Apples and Pears”
Whilst looking of the flightaware discussion forum I found a interesting post that describes a method of finding the potential range for a flightaware setup:
The Maximum Range achievable at any location depends on the curvature of earth and the terrain around that location. Terrain plays a very important role as hills and changes in ground level will restrict maximum range. Continue reading “Find the maximum range for piaware”
Zou yue zi (坐月子) is the traditional Chinese post confinement. The Mandarin term Zuo Ye Zi is roughly translated to English as “sitting the month,” which refers to the traditional Chinese custom of having new mothers rest for a month or up to 42 days at home after giving birth. Continue reading “Pigeon and ginger soup”
Peanuts in sweet vinegar, sometimes called old vinegar peanut (老醋花生, lǎo cù hua shēng). I first tried these sweet vinegar peanuts in a hotel in Shaanxi Province. Continue reading “Chinese sweet vinegar peanuts”
I spent a quiet evening exploring the Cannop Brook running through the Forest of Dean. The Wye and Usk Foundation describe the stream thus: Continue reading “Cannop Brook”
I received a wildlife spy camera for Christmas last year, the videos below show the results of the first few tests at the edge of the field behind my house. Continue reading “Wildlife Camera in Cambridgeshire”