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?

Jan 13, 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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Jan 11, 2022

Easy zucchini bread recipe lowers the glycemic index of the loaf.

Easy zucchini bread recipe takes less than ten minutes to prepare; it's rich in lignans that prevent breast tumours and promotes bone strength.

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Jan 10, 2022

Cooking green beans could not be easier.

Cooking green beans also gives some tips on growing legumes in general and making them into a salad is a cinch too. Cooling them overnight reduces the GI.

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Jan 10, 2022

Chickpea burgers make a delicious high-protein substitute for meat.

Chickpea burgers are made with mushrooms and your favourite herbs; they are also known as falafel made with garbanzo beans.

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Jan 09, 2022

Notice board is for miscellaneous stuff at Bernard Preston's site.

Notice Board is in the main for messages from me to you when there is no other way to contact readers. However there is plenty on what is new.

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Jan 09, 2022

Spiritual and stupid sums it up in Judges 11; rather aim for wisdom.

Spiritual and stupid is our Jephthah; a sobering reminder of just how crazy good religious people can become.

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Jan 09, 2022

Potato gratin made with new spuds has half the starch.

Potato gratin need not affect our waistlines unduly cooked this way.

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Jan 06, 2022

Pork slithers with chives is so quick to make.

Pork slithers with chives gives a lovely nutritious balance of protein and green-onions.

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Jan 05, 2022

Christian hypocrisy suggests a novel way to examine the human heart.

Christian hypocrisy provides Believers one rather different way in which they can assess their own level of ethical thinking.

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Jan 05, 2022

Coward's castle contains spiritual reflections from Bernard Preston.

Coward's castle is the title taken from the delightful poem, the first time I went to church, written by Nigel Goodwin.

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Jan 04, 2022

Life with God by Richard Foster is a review by Mike Smallbones.

Life with God confirms there is a mind-transforming new approach to Bible reading.

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Jan 04, 2022

Todays Christian women gives a few thoughts from coward's castle.

Todays Christian women looks at an obvious change of heart in the apostle Paul with regard to the sex of a person.

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Jan 04, 2022

Gliding is for those who want to fly like a bird and land with dignity

Gliding invites you to come on a tour with Bernard Preston and be enchanted by the sport of those who dare.

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Jan 04, 2022

12, 24 or 48V solar generator is an important factor before starting.

12, 24 or 48V solar generator will determine whether you end up being a happy greenie opines Bernard Preston or not; he wishes he went bigger from the start.

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Jan 03, 2022

Peppadew sauce is a spicy condiment easy to make in half an hour.

Peppadew sauce is fermented to reduce the influence of antinutrients on absorption of the rich nutrients in the chilies. It is often called Sriracha.

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Jan 03, 2022

Old potatoes can easily be planted if you have a large garden.

Old potatoes go soft and horrid but they are perfect for seed and will bring you in a wonderful crop of new spuds.

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Jan 03, 2022

Nutrition of arugula includes those of the dark-green leafy veggies.

Nutrition of arugula is known in much of the world as rocket; it will spook up any salad. It's the phytochemical sulforaphane that helps prevent bad diseases.

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Jan 03, 2022

Are beans very starchy is an oft heard question; what are the facts?

Are beans very starchy and should we be avoiding them if we want to lose weight or are diabetic?

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Jan 03, 2022

Allicin benefits include anti-tumour and bacterial activity.

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

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Jan 03, 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; it is one of the causes of stunting in South Africa.

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Jan 03, 2022

Kale pesto is for many parts but especially the eyes.

Kale pesto can be made in ten-minutes if you're like Jack, nimble and quick.

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Jan 03, 2022

Anti-inflammatory omega 3 notes the fact that flaxseed kills pain.

Anti-inflammatory omega 3 finds research that fatty fish too has an effect some say as powerful as NSAIDs in the treatment of rheumatoid-arthritis.

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Jan 02, 2022

Worm farms and the black plague is a solution to collection of waste.

Worm farms and the black plague which is always a threat where garbage removal is improperly done because the rat that spreads the disease flourishes.

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Jan 02, 2022

Who will save the bees is a question every human should be asking.

Who will save the bees because their pollination is responsible for one in four mouthfuls of the food we eat.

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Jan 02, 2022

Minimally-processed plant protein is the future, like it or not.

Minimally-processed plant protein sources are not only good for the planet, but also for us and are the way to sustain the unprecedented population growth.

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Jan 02, 2022

What is kale good for is important since it is nearly tasteless.

What is kale good for is a vital question as it helps to prevent blindness in the older-person by providing a phytochemical called lutein.

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Jan 01, 2022

What is cumin is central if you want delicious treats from the East.

What is cumin is written regarding the ingredients to make your own authentic hummus recipe. It is a spice that gives off a heavenly aroma when roasted.

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Jan 01, 2022

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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Jan 01, 2022

West facing solar panels are something of an anathema.

West facing solar panels supply extra power in the late afternoon. That is often when much roasting is done demanding more energy.

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Jan 01, 2022

Weight loss research proves diets do not lead to sustained benefits.

Weight loss research entitled the carbohydrate-insulin model explains why refined starches raise insulin levels and suppress another hormone called glucagon.

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  • Microplastics from our water
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  • Go to bed slightly hungry
  • Keep bees
  • Blue zone folk are religious
  • Reduce plastic waste
  • Family is important
  • What can go in compost?
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  • Harvest and store sunshine
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