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?

Sep 24, 2020

Recipe for sesame chicken is delicious with all the tahini benefits.

Recipe for sesame chicken is so easy barbecued. To turn it into one of our fast nutritious dinners we could use the pressure cooker shortening it by two-thirds.

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Sep 23, 2020

Eggs Hilton is our variation of the great Florentine recipe.

Eggs Hilton stresses the importance of a solid breakfast that will not cause your blood sugar to soar, nor leave you famished at 11 o'clock.

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Sep 23, 2020

Does turmeric help with inflammation of the joints and other organs?

Does turmeric help with inflammation is a question often asked by those suffering from arthritis, for example in the knee.

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Sep 23, 2020

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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Sep 23, 2020

Butter chicken curry is a wonderful dish that takes only 60 minutes.

Butter chicken curry will be even tastier if you allow it to marinade overnight in the yoghurt and lemon juice.

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Sep 23, 2020

What is betaine is about homocysteine detoxification.

What is betaine was originally discovered in sugar beets, hence its name, and in 100% wholemeal flour. It is a vitamin-like substance needed for methylation.

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Sep 23, 2020

High folate levels are vital as a deficiency causes birth defects.

High folate levels are important for children too, and not just women. It is strongly correlated with academic achievement; synthetic folic acid is problematic.

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Sep 22, 2020

Swarming bees is a vital part of their life cycle.

Swarming bees are one of nature's miracles; a wonder to behold. It is also a golden opportunity for the apiarist to acquire a new hive; some facts on stings.

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Sep 22, 2020

Green rainwater harvesting contains a series printed in the Witness.

Green rainwater harvesting is a very practical, cost-effective way to store the manna that falls from the skies onto the roof of your house.

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Sep 22, 2020

Bread experiments enable you to bake even better loaves to your taste.

Bread experiments are about fine tuning your dough to improve the texture and flavour, and how it rises.

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Sep 19, 2020

Cinnamon and diabetes have a common interest; insulin sensitivity.

Cinnamon and diabetes go naturally together because the spice improves the absorption of glucose in the blood by our cells, enhancing the effect of the hormone.

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Sep 19, 2020

How is apple cider made will only be asked if you have surplus fruit.

How is apple cider made is very simple to make badly, but you can turn this into a real hobby perfecting your brewing techniques.

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Sep 19, 2020

Allicin benefits include anti-tumour and bacterial activity.

Allicin benefits in the main are about the wonderful flavours added to home cooking. Do you love the taste of good nuitritious food?

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Sep 18, 2020

Growing leeks takes up lots of space and is only for the large garden.

Growing leeks confirms the wonder of our own fresh vegetables and especially the phytochemical allicin. Surprisingly chilled vichyssoise is much less fattening.

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Sep 18, 2020

The real Preston is a self-filling rainwater reservoir.

The real Preston was conceived after seeing the oiler designed by McCoy that revolutionised steam engines.

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Sep 18, 2020

Solar powered generator is a serious project, big or small, for all.

Solar powered generator is a gimmick only for greenies, you may think, or can one really collect enough free energy from the sun to make it worthwhile?

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Sep 18, 2020

Chickens in the garden clean up the weeds and provide proper eggs.

Chickens in the garden will manure the beds and keep the pests like cutworms and maize borer down. They may also scratch out some of your special seedlings too.

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Sep 18, 2020

Our green home is a series of blogs printed in the Witness newspaper.

Our green home covers all the articles published in the media over the last five years.

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Sep 16, 2020

Little garden patches describes what you can do with just two metres.

Little garden patches will provide wonderful fresh parsley, spring onions, and even a broad bean; I am unashamedly a lettuce fan so there will be a few too.

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Sep 16, 2020

Wean off plastic because it is the root of all evil in our environment

Wean off plastic or, like money, is it our irresponsible use of hydrocarbons that causes the pollution of our seas? First let us hand over a pristine planet.

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Sep 14, 2020

Our green garden is just one family's journey to grow organic food.

Our green garden is completely dependent on compost heaps and worm farms for fertiliser, and rainwater harvesting for irrigation.

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Sep 12, 2020

Synergy of green living is an unexpected benefit of the new lifestyle.

Synergy of green living explores such things as solar power, enabling rainwater storage, and the worms that both feed the hens and provide wonderful compost.

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Sep 10, 2020

Load shedding and security systems are importantly connected.

Load shedding and security systems demand a larger than normal gel cell battery, and general vigilance when street lights are off.

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Sep 09, 2020

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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Sep 09, 2020

Low GI bread is so easy to make in five minutes and bake yourself.

Low GI bread takes little time using a machine. Then you have complete control of the ingredients; the supermarket loaf has high salt and tastes like cardboard.

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Sep 08, 2020

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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Sep 08, 2020

Oats milk is so easy to make in your own kitchen and it is cheap too.

Oats milk is a reasonable alternative to dairy and it can be blended up in only five minutes.

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Sep 07, 2020

Confessions of a waste picker sets out the good, the bad and the ugly.

Confessions of a waste picker points out that some humans are the vultures of today that clean up the garbage.

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Sep 04, 2020

Eco-friendly homes are in vogue for those with a green persuasion.

Eco-friendly homes are becoming a sought after acquisition making investment in solar and rainwater harvesting more attractive. They are cost-effective.

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Sep 04, 2020

Bath vs shower is really a matter of personal preference.

Bath vs shower reveals that the latter is definitely more efficient. During droughts it is also easier to collect the water while standing in these buckets.

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