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How to make vegetable dyes

Autumn Kids Winter

How to make vegetable dyes

Vegetables are incredible and they are not only delicious but can also be used for arts and crafts. You will need to work with an adult on this project but the results are amazing! 

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Three nut butters to see you through winter

Autumn Recipes Winter

Three nut butters to see you through winter

Nut butters are delicious, easy and incredibly satisfying to make. You will need a food processor (or a pestle and mortar if you have hours to spare and need a serious upper body workout). The process is the same for all of these butters. Once you know how it works you can experiment with flavourings and uses. Try adding cinnamon or mixed spice. You can mix the nuts and try more exotic ones like pistachios or macadamias. They are a great way to play with flavours. Eat on toast, in smoothies, in baking, in desserts or straight out of the...

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Pumpkin & Squash Recipes

Autumn Halloween Recipes

Pumpkin & Squash Recipes

Healthy, comforting and so filling, the squash family has a special place in my heart. These are two recent creations of mine. An Indian meal is always my go to cuisine for a vegetarian get together my Crown Prince curry went down very well. I'm particularly pleased with the pumpkin pie ice cream which transformed the rather uninspiring flesh of a  carving pumpkin into something quite delicious.

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Spooky Spider Decorations for Halloween

Autumn Halloween Kids

Spooky Spider Decorations for Halloween

  Create some spooky halloween decorations this year and learn about magical spiders (they're not really magical but they're pretty amazing). In this worksheet you will create a giant spider but you need to promise not to scare your gran! Download the Spooky Spider Decorations worksheet Five amazing facts about spiders Spiders have 8 eyes Most spiders have 8 eyes, but actually they can't see long distances, only very close to them. Luckily they don't need to wear glasses because they normally catch flies and other insects in their webs so don't need to spot prey from afar.  Female spiders lay up...

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Three Recipes for Blackberry Season

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Three Recipes for Blackberry Season

As this year's blackberries appear in the hedgerows it's time to find some alternatives to the ubiquitous crumble. A delicious ripe blackberry should be shiny, plump and black. Remember to avoid picking blackberries on main roads and those close to the ground. Wash them well, just before using.

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