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making mayonnaise

Making mayonnaise is much easier than you think. It hardly costs anything and you can make it exactly as you like it. Once you know how to make mayonnaise, you will never buy it again. And it only takes two minutes! I learned making mayonnaise from Claudia from Andalusia. She did a three month Erasmus …

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Chop and drop

Chop and drop is a way to create good soil in your garden for growing vegetables. In our vegetable garden I use green manure to chop and drop. It is less work than making compost and when applied right, it can bring the same results.   Masanobu Fukuoka’s way The way I use chop and …

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Goat

  Why Body Condition Scoring?   Body Condition Scoring (BCS) is a practical DIY tool to find out what fat and muscle reserves a goat has. It is a way to find out about the well being of a goat. Whether it gets enough nutrition and is living in the right conditions. It can be …

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Fresh cheese making

This is my Fresh Cheese Recipe. Before I made this cheese I had never made cheese in my life. So do not worry this cheese making recipe is easy. You need a view things like renet, which you might have to buy in a special shop. The rest you will probably have in your kitchen. …

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Asparagus

When wanting to grow a vegetable cash crop why not choose a sexy one? Figs are supposedly the most erotic fruit, but its vegetable compeer is without doubt the asparagus.   Nowadays asparagus is a speciality in North-West Europe, but it has a history that goes back to Roman and originally even Egypt times. That …

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Rather than being grazers, goats are browsers: they look beyond the grassy pasture to the shrubs and small trees. While they occasionally (and possibly disastrously) love fresh green herbs and vegetables from the garden, their preferred diet is a mix: some grass, some herbs, and some leaves of the trees and shrubs. If it’s the …

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This Savoury cupcakes recipe is simple and quick to make for those who love good food from their own ingredients and who don’t have much time to cook. These cupcakes I invented myself. You can do the same and use the same basic recipe and just change the ingredients, nobody will notice. You can even change …

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This blog teaches you two ways of making compost. It gives a detailed description of how to make quick and slow compost.  What you need, how much you need and what type of construction you need.   What you basically need to make a compost heap is three types of organic material: brown material, green …

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Instead of buying bottles for bottling your home made juice, syrup, wine or whatever you have, it makes sense  to reuse old ones. How to sterilize bottles is described below. There is an easy way to sterilize them in the oven. It is very important to sterilize the bottles very well so all the effort …

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Fire protection campaign in Portugal

2017 was a hot year for Portugal. It was a warm summer, but the real and dramatic heat came from an unbelievable amount of fires in the country. The 2017 Portugal’s fires have burnt 520,000 hectares of forest, representing nearly 60 percent of the total area burnt in the entire European Union in that year. …

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