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Food and cricket

Well food’s no fun if you don’t make it fun.  Here we have Test Match Starter.  Avocado and wild garlic pesto base with cheddar cheese wickets, a yellow pepper and fennel bat and woah where’s that radish ball going?  Ashes won!  Sorry Australians…  But you can choose whether you eat […]

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How do you balance action with regulation?

In an increasingly regulated world many people, especially in small businesses feel more and more oppressed by the burden that regulation imposes on them. Firstly it’s good to acknowledge the origin and purpose of regulation. Regulations are nearly often started with the best of intentions. I, for one, am glad […]

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Graham Bell Live (from January 2011)

Scotland Live Scottish Stock Exchange 25th January 2011 In this discussion with the Institute of Economic Affairs, Editorial Director Phillip Boothe discusses the need for a Scottish Stock Exchange. “Graham Bell on BBC Scotland Live January 25th 2011” . [mp3]http://grahambell.org/Radio/scotland_stock_exchange.mp3[/mp3] (Press Play to hear the discussion with IEA Director Phillip […]

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What to do next?

What to do next? Priorities and setting them are a huge challenge in a 24/7 world…. One in which we are constantly deluged in information, always expected to deliver everything now, have constant demands from others to meet their needs, and are oppressed by the demands of money. Take a […]

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The power of words

The power of words should not be underestimated. ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’ (Edward Bulwer-Lytton 1839) has many levels of interpretation. I am a firm believer that it is the spoken word which is most potent, if well informed, considered and delivered with passion. A kind word can […]

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What Permaculture Is or Isn’t

There seems to be a growing movement to create complicated arguments about what permaculture is or isn’t. Peter Harper, the long term force behind the Centre for Alternative Technology at Machynlleth in Wales, has set himself up as a critic, without, to my mind ever actually understanding what the term […]

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Border Union Show

Lovely sunny day at the Border Union Show. It’s not every day you get ten minutes with Scottish Secretary, half an hour with the Environment Minister, get to give police officers in uniform ice cream and drink Pimms with the most delightful folks. And promote local trade in the process.

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Wednesday Harvest

Well some welcome rain at last. You can hear the plants saying thank-you! Another quick harvest in the garden: Bowl of salad – cos lettuce and the first of the rainbow chard with beetroot leaves Some baby beetroot (thinnings of main crop) A fine bunch of giant Sicilian radishes Mange […]

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Strawberry heaven

Well after another fruit laden harvesting day, made Strawberry ice-cream on Saturday. Ingredients: 500 grams strawberries, hulled and chopped 175 grams caster sugar, (plus 2 tablespoons) 500 ml full fat milk 500 ml double cream 1 vanilla pod 10 large egg yolks Juice of half a lemon Sprinkle the  two tablespoons of sugar over the chopped […]

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An abundance of Gooseberries

Well that’s five kilos of gooseberries blanched and in the freezer. This trayful is about half that. Two essential tips for gooseberries- don’t pick them until they’re ripe! Green gooseberries go pale and slightly squashy at this point and red ones go – well yes you guessed it – red! […]

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