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?

May 07, 2021

Tree planting help for shade or fruit, or simply beauty; it is fun.

Tree planting help suggests giving an avocado for Christmas or a yellowwood for a memorial. A deep, square hole filled with compost makes for a strong sapling.

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May 07, 2021

Orange juice facts asks what distinguishes OJ from the real deal.

Orange juice facts will convince you that squeezing your own is dramatic in both taste and nutrition. Pasteurizing reduces the anti-oxidant power by a half.

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May 06, 2021

Avocado fat is rich in the queen of the monounsaturated oils.

Avocado fat along with the olive comes from a fruit tree. Oleic acid is the vital compound that encases nerves in a myelin sheath; without it we would die.

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May 06, 2021

Power of purple foods that protect against tumours & arterial disease.

Power of purple foods that along with strawberries also to help safeguard the eyes because of two phytochemicals known as lutein and zeaxanthin.

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May 06, 2021

Beta carotene deficiency in its severe form is uncommon.

Beta carotene deficiency is rare but many have a moderate shortage from their food; taking it as a supplement is unnecessary and potentially dangerous.

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May 06, 2021

Simple chicken coops can be made at minimal cost using pallets.

Simple chicken coops give you free range eggs and a secure place for your hens. Those yolks have three times the omega-3, choline and vitamin B12.

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May 06, 2021

Lima bean shakshuka is only for gardeners and their friends.

Lima bean shakshuka can be cooked in a jiffy using them from a can but it's a poor shadow of the real deal.

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May 05, 2021

Cooking lima beans means just pod and boil them for a few minutes.

Cooking lima beans are a real blessed addition to your nutritious living food; they are much more than just suffering succotash.

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May 05, 2021

Salsa de peppadew is a very quick topping using our favourite chili.

Salsa de peppadew is a piquant but not terribly hot sauce that will enhance any savoury dish.

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May 04, 2021

Fast healthy dinner recipes so you can enjoy your food without guilt.

Fast healthy dinner recipes can be done with a little aforethought, doing your best to get back to the wholesome food your grandmother once served.

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May 03, 2021

How onions grow from small cuttings.

How onions grow can provide wonderful fresh fronds to liven up your green salads.

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May 03, 2021

Organic food green provides many of the mandatory coloured veggies.

Organic food green enables you to live long in the land by getting your salads; it is scientifically proven.

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May 03, 2021

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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May 03, 2021

What is potting in the garden is all about growing veggies.

What is potting in the garden is a catalogue of what to plant when, and their unique benefits. If you love the taste of food then plant and pick it yourself.

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May 03, 2021

Indian saag recipe is simply a delight to the taste buds.

Indian saag recipe has many of our favourite ingredients; kale and spinach, cumin, coriander and chili.

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May 02, 2021

Backyard permaculture starts with small things like storing rainwater.

Backyard permaculture may end up with solar generators and a huge vegetable and fruit garden making you largely self-sufficient.

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May 02, 2021

Pan-fried toast makes a delightfully crispy base for your meals.

Pan-fried toast gives a rich and luxurious flavour to your food. But will it make you fat?

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May 01, 2021

Foods that lower cholesterol suggests oats, chickpeas and apples.

Foods that lower cholesterol questions whether you have been suffering from erectile dysfunction since taking statins? You are not alone; think fatty fish.

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May 01, 2021

Preserving olives is fun to do and not arduous.

Preserving olives is really only for those who want to enjoy them daily at an affordable price; generally the mark up from farmer to retailer is outrageous.

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May 01, 2021

How to plant potatoes means I have just broken all the banting hearts.

How to plant potatoes is hard work but if you can dig trenches you have earned the right to indulge despite the GI; freshly lifted they have half the starch.

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Apr 30, 2021

Fava beans with cream and thyme are unbelievably delicious if fresh.

Fava beans with cream and thyme can provide enough L-dopa for most of those suffering from Parkinson's disease so they do not need medication.

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Apr 30, 2021

Getting your garden soil ready is vital for both you and the planet.

Getting your garden soil ready is important since it will then become a carbon sink and help prevent global warming. Chickens add their nitrogen too.

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Apr 29, 2021

What are legumes in a world increasingly desperate for cheap protein?

What are legumes is also important to grasp for those on very low starch food such as the ketogenic, Banting or Paleo diets.

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Apr 29, 2021

Shelling large green beans is time consuming but there are ways.

Shelling large green beans may put many off, selecting canned varieties instead. But there is a technique to do it quickly and efficiently.

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Apr 29, 2021

Induction cooktop stoves provide an unbelievably quick source of heat.

Induction cooktop stoves use half the energy of a conventional electric hob too. We now use it in preference to gas; it's faster and cheaper but it won't work with aluminium or copper based pots.

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Apr 29, 2021

Canned versus dried chickpeas asks if it is worth the schlep?

Canned versus dried chickpeas reveals that the convenience in making your quick hummus comes at a price.

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Apr 28, 2021

Cooking chickpeas is not difficult but some aforethought is necessary.

Cooking chickpeas requires overnight soaking to help remove anti-nutrients like lectins and then heating under pressure reduces the boiling time.

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Apr 28, 2021

Meaning of gluten is so that folk do not to give it up needlessly.

Meaning of gluten goes into the chemistry which you need to grasp if it is your desire to continue enjoying wheat but not suffer from the undesirable effects.

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Apr 28, 2021

Easy sourdough bread recipe means a starter of yeast and healthy bugs.

Easy sourdough bread recipe takes less than ten minutes to make and allows you to choose how much salt and the flour; there is less gluten intolerance.

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Apr 28, 2021

Ingredients for sourdough bread are really very basic.

Ingredients for sourdough bread are just wholemeal flour, unchlorinated water and raw honey for the best loaf in the world.

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  • 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
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