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?

Jun 18, 2019

Whats potting in the spring garden says get those seeds planted.

What's potting in the spring garden recommends that you get the corn and beans in. Greens like lettuce and kale are much tastier straight from your own patch.

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Jun 18, 2019

Mandarin orange tree is just as pretty as the lemon and much sweeter.

Mandarin orange tree is full of vitamin C and bioflavonoids; all good stuff for preventing tumours, but beware of the effect it may have on your blood sugar.

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Jun 18, 2019

Roasted chicken on cauliflower is perfect for those who are banting.

Roasted chicken on cauliflower is a very low GI meal; just right for those who are wanting to shed those extra pounds.

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Jun 16, 2019

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

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

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Jun 16, 2019

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

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

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Jun 14, 2019

Natural honeycomb has profound health benefits protecting the liver.

Natural honeycomb significantly lowers the bad cholesterol, and raises the good one, and best of all gives protection against insulin resistance.

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Jun 13, 2019

Autumn veggie garden is my favourite season, reaping abundant salads.

Autumn veggie garden is about planting winter greens before winter sets in. Don't forget beans and peas for their protein, reducing our reliance on red meat.

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Jun 13, 2019

Rainwater harvests include not only manna from heaven, but crud too.

Rainwater harvests should include plans to keep your filter, tanks and reservoir clean. Gutters also will need to be scraped out periodically.

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Jun 13, 2019

What is a worm farm is a question new gardeners may be asking.

What is a worm farm gives some thoughts on locating food for your creepy-crawlies. They'll clean up not only the contents of your compost bin but a lot more too

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Jun 12, 2019

Healthy hummus recipe can be made in five minutes in your own kitchen.

Healthy hummus recipe will turn any boring green salad into a delicious meal. It is the tastiest easy source of vegetable protein for an alternative to meat.

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Jun 12, 2019

Rainbow worm farm experiments test just how much the wee actually does

Rainbow worm farm experiments evaluates the effect of the liquid manure on a corn crop. There's also some discussion on how often the wrigglies need to be fed.

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Jun 12, 2019

Best chicken feed is allowing them to range freely for organic eggs.

Best chicken feed for brightly coloured yolks should ideally include legumes like alfalfa and green beans, young corn and better still wheat for the betaine.

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Jun 10, 2019

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

Nutrition of arugula is known in much of the world as rocket; it'll spook up any salad. It's the phytochemical sulforaphane that help prevent metastatic disease.

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Jun 08, 2019

Define humus as it's the secret to a veggie garden that really grows

Define humus as the dark organic matter that forms in soil when dead plant and animal matter decays, leaving in addition many nutrients, especially nitrogen.

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Jun 08, 2019

Air in worm farms is essential otherwise expect an anaerobic 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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Jun 08, 2019

Fluorescent light fittings to LED is not difficult.

Fluorescent light fittings to LED can be done in five minutes.

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Jun 07, 2019

Growing lima beans means a diet full of breast cancer prevention.

Growing lima beans because you are unlikely to find them in the shops so rather plant a few; it's not difficult. Fresh from the garden they are simply delicious

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Jun 04, 2019

Solar electric oven draws about 2.5kW of electricity.

Solar electric oven can easily be used for baking with a moderate sized inverter and 4kW of panels.It's always better to over engineer to cope with rainy days..

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Jun 03, 2019

Modus operandi harvesting honey will vary enormously.

Modus operandi harvesting honey is completely dependent on your circumstances; are you robbing 2 hives or 300?

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Jun 03, 2019

Beekeeping journal for 2019 in Hilton, SA; analyse what you do.

Beekeeping journal is very important for proper records so that you know whether you're succeeding; yours will look different but the principles are the same.

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Jun 03, 2019

Preserving olives is a fun thing 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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Jun 02, 2019

Growing peppadews from seed to bushes heavy in fruit is a breeze.

Growing peppadews is started in a warm spot in the spring once the danger of frost is over; they have a long growing season; a rich source of vitamin C.

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Jun 02, 2019

Bernard Preston invites you to think, laugh and relax with his books.

Bernard Preston writes these delightful cameos taken from the life and work of a chiropractor. Now it's green matters like harvesting sunshine and rainwater.

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Jun 01, 2019

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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May 31, 2019

Grilled mealies give your corn a vibrant and delicious flavour.

Grilled mealies are full of goodness, especially the zeaxanthin which is so important for the eyes.

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May 31, 2019

Beta carotene deficiency although uncommon leads ultimately to death.

Beta carotene deficiency is rare but many have a moderate shortage from their diets; taking it in pill form is unnecessary and potentially dangerous.

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May 31, 2019

What is artisan bread is a question asked when looking for real food.

What is artisan bread but the staff of life made literally in less than ten minutes but another five hours in the oven of course.

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May 31, 2019

Solar electric breadmaker should be considered by every food lover.

Solar electric breadmaker works on mains too; your own staff of life machine is so easy and the loaf cheap too.

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May 27, 2019

How to preserve jalapeno peppers is for those who grow these devils.

How to preserve jalapeno peppers is to give you year round anti-inflammatory protection. Small amounts daily means less likelihood of painful muscles and joints.

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May 25, 2019

Panera bread menu recipe gives you control over the ingredients.

Panera bread menu recipe makes baking a delicious, healthy low GI loaf so easy using a designated small oven; manage yourself the sugar, salt and preservatives.

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Bernard Preston books

A family affair by Bernard Preston comes after the trilogy that starts with Frog in my Throat.

Consulting a chiropractor

Femoral nerve AP Xray from one of Bernard Preston's books.

Bernie's choice foods

Cooking green beans Bernard Preston passion

Bernie's bread

Bread machine loaf by Bernard Preston

Bernie's garden

green beans and granadillas Bernard Preston

Bernie's bees

Bees workforce in Bernard Preston's garden

Bernie's chickens

Chickens for free range eggs.

Bernie's solar

Residential solar panels at Bernard Preston's home

Bernie's rainwater harvest

Harvesting rainwater to a reservoir in the garden means a steady supply that is unpolluted by environmental toxins.