Bernard Preston Blog

If Bernard Preston's inspirational books do not awaken in you the desire to live long in the land, then alas I have failed! Oh yes, and the desire to sit under those trees you once planted, to nurture those grandchildren you have borne.

Alas, sometimes it takes a fist banging on the skull, or a pick axe to break open the frozen sea within us. Is poor health trying to tell you something...? Just where are you planning to live, if you don't look after your bod, eh?

Dec 03, 2022

Carpet South Africa with spekboom is about a wonder indigenous tree.

Carpet South Africa with spekboom that absorbes huge amounts of carbon-dioxide from the atmosphere and provides copious amounts of nectar for honeybees.

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Dec 02, 2022

Cardboard in worm-farms is to increase the carbon to nitrogen ratio.

Cardboard in worm-farms, known as a bulking agent, should consist of about 20 percent of the feed; it also helps control the water content.

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Dec 01, 2022

Carbohydrate count chart so it is not true that all starches are bad.

Carbohydrate count chart says that calories and glycemic index give you the clues; many are extremely nutritious, and to be eaten daily.

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Dec 01, 2022

Caramelize your tomatoes to bring out the flavour.

Caramelize your tomatoes and other vegetables for much longer than most folk do; until they look almost burned.

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Dec 01, 2022

Capsaicin health benefits include anti-inflammatory effects.

Capsaicin health benefits also cause malignant cells to undergo aptosis; and are used as an analgesic in neuropathies.

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Nov 29, 2022

Buy LED light bulbs for your home; incandescents will soon be gone.

Buy LED light bulbs even though they are more expensive; they should last for ever but won't because of power surges.

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Nov 29, 2022

Broad beans on toast makes a wholesome meal in ten minutes.

Broad beans on toast would be called an antipasta in Italy; high in vegetable protein with added chopped boiled egg or cheese it makes a very satisfying dish.

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Nov 29, 2022

Turn your swimming pool into a reservoir for storing rainwater.

Turn your swimming pool into a reservoir for supplying your home and garden.

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Nov 29, 2022

Citrus fruit list makes the perfect juice for your breakfast.

Citrus fruit list keeps colds and flu at bay and tastes of heaven. Our lemon-drop drink takes a lot of beating on a hot day in summer.

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Nov 28, 2022

Cherry-guava honey mead preserves the polyphenols in the fruit.

Cherry-guava honey mead can be made with either the raw berries or the boiled and extracted juice.

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Nov 27, 2022

Best medicinal herbs gives you a guide to a few of our favourites.

Best medicinal herbs says before the evil day include some of these on a regular basis; simply the flavour they give to your cooking makes it worth the effort.

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Nov 26, 2022

Best chicken-bone broth recipe is easily made with a pressure cooker.

Best chicken-bone broth recipe means saving up and freezing all the leftovers after enjoying the whole bird.

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Nov 26, 2022

Braised new potatoes can be enjoyed by most diabetics.

Braised new potatoes have a lower GI so there is less of a blood sugar surge; they are crispy on the outside with soft centres.

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Nov 26, 2022

Real and fake bread asks hard questions about our favourite food.

Real and fake bread considers why consumption has dropped dramatically in the last decades; and gives a simple five-minute recipe for making sourdough.

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Nov 26, 2022

One slice of real bread is enough carb at a meal.

One slice of real bread is enough since it's full of protein, friendly fat and all the fibre.

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Nov 25, 2022

Bernie's delicious spinach dip can be made in a jiffy.

Bernie's delicious spinach dip makes the medicine go down; every person must have their greens daily.

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Nov 25, 2022

Bees wax solar extractor is not difficult to build.

Bees wax solar extractor means no more overflows in the kitchen when rendering down cappings and old combs.

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Nov 25, 2022

Beer bread recipe adds a rather different enriching flavour.

Beer bread recipe is really easy if you have a small dedicated oven; and it's especially good if you know how to brew a braggart using honey.

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Nov 24, 2022

Beautiful bouquets of flowers are oft wrapped in plastic.

Beautiful bouquets of flowers could come in old newsprint that would not clog our landfills.

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Nov 24, 2022

Basic mead equipment lists everything you will want to get started.

Basic mead equipment needed to brew your own honey-wine. It's best if you use the gleanings.

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Nov 24, 2022

A time to sow in spring is for a wonderful harvest in the summer.

A time to sow is a season of joy; mealies, peppadew seedlings and spinach must be planted as soon as the soil warms up properly.

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Nov 23, 2022

A sound and blameless body is a phrase taken from the Bible.

A sound and blameless body is surely something we all desire but it means saying a firm "no" to temptation and asking forgiveness when we have slipped.

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Nov 22, 2022

Are favas shell beans is critical to getting full value from them.

Are favas shell beans may seem a silly question but reckon on the L-dopa in the pod too.

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Nov 22, 2022

Are eggs good or bad has bedevilled nutritional scientists.

Are eggs good or bad is a question that has at least in part been finally answered; it depends on what else you are eating.

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Nov 22, 2022

A mealie a day provides much of the starch we need for energy.

A mealie a day is a staple in many countries but once refined it becomes a junk food of the highest order.

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Nov 22, 2022

How to grow corn is as easy as falling off a log.

How to grow corn gives you the taste of really sweet-vegetables fresh from the garden. They have the good fats and protein and protection against blindness.

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Nov 22, 2022

Air in worm farms is essential otherwise expect a stench.

Air in worm farms can be helped by regular tossing of the contents of the container with a garden fork.

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Nov 21, 2022

1 gallon wheat beer recipe is easy to fix in your own kitchen.

1 gallon wheat beer recipe is perfect for those looking for a beverage low in alcohol and simple to prepare inexpensively at home.

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Nov 21, 2022

Mulberry honey mead is a wonderful way of preserving the nutrients.

Mulberry honey mead would be very expensive to brew but the beekeeper uses the gleanings in cappings.

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Nov 20, 2022

100 percent real flour contains all the vitamins, minerals and fibre.

100 percent real flour points out that most people use a fake that masquerades as the genuine article to bake their bread.

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Newsletter

Our newsletter is entitled "create a cyan zone" at your home, preserving both yourself, the family and friends, and Mother Earth for future generations. We promise not to spam you with daily emails promoting various products. You may get an occasional nudge to buy one of my books!

Here are the back issues.

  • Nature is calling
  • Mill your own flour
  • Bake your own sourdough bread
  • Microplastics from our water
  • Alternative types of water storage
  • Wear your clothes out
  • Comfort foods
  • Create a bee-friendly environment
  • Go to bed slightly hungry
  • Keep bees
  • Blue zone folk are religious
  • Reduce plastic waste
  • Family is important
  • What can go in compost?
  • Grow broad beans for longevity
  • Harvest and store sunshine
  • Blue zone exercise
  • Harvest and store your rainwater
  • Create a cyan zone at your home

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