Monthly Archives: "March 2015"

Hot Cross Buns – Old Style

It’s nearly Easter and time for Hot Cross Buns. This recipe is from the 1955 edition of the ‘Radiation Cookery Book For use with the REGULO NEW WORLD Gas Cookers‘. The fresh yeast has been replaced with a sachet of Fast Action Yeast (it’s so much easier) and substitutes mixed dried fruits for currants. Rather

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Coney’s Castle

Coney’s Castle is a perfect little gem. It’s the smallest of the iron age hill forts that surround the Marshwood Vale, (Pilsdon Pen and Lewesdon Hill have featured in previous posts). It is quite literally overlooked by the much larger Lambert’s Castle just to its north. However, in some ways this is to its advantage.

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Crochet String Bag

A crochet string bag  – that is a string bag made of Crochet. Now this has got to be one of the most useful things you could ever make from oddments of yarn. This pattern has a round ‘doiley’ base for extra strength. It uses about 100g of DK yarn on a 4mm hook, or

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