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?

Feb 16, 2019

West facing solar panels are something of an anathema.

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

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Feb 16, 2019

Wean off plastic because it's 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's hand over a pristine planet.

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Feb 16, 2019

Waxing honeybee frames is an art easily accomplished even by a child.

Waxing honeybee frames is not inherently difficult but to do it expertly takes practice. You need an imbedder but some folk use a hot gas torch.

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Feb 16, 2019

Water scarcity in the world asks how we can make ourselves resilient?

Water scarcity in the world is seriously threatening many major cities but can we become immune by building inexpensive underground reservoirs in our gardens?

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Feb 16, 2019

Water innovation is desperately needed if our world is to survive.

Water innovation means putting on our thinking caps and being challenged to grow out of our boots; already there's not enough to go around.

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Feb 14, 2019

Apple salad recipe is a simple way to increase your fibre.

Apple salad recipe makes a delicious nutritious lunch, full of soluble and insoluble fractions for constipation. The pectin is a very resistant starch.

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Feb 14, 2019

Warren Buffett interview reveals the joy of frugal living.

Warren Buffett interview on how to become a multi billionaire.

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Feb 12, 2019

Walnuts blood pressure bring new findings about an omega-3 link.

Walnuts blood pressure together with linseed oil also reduce inflammation in the body, and particularly of the intima of arteries and veins.

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Feb 12, 2019

Vitamin E is known as the anti sterility hormone.

Vitamin E is a must but alpha tocopherol, the commonest form, on its own increases prostate malignancy. In nature it's found with the gamma and other forms.

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Feb 11, 2019

Vitamin B6 food belongs to that known as the anti-frailty group.

Vitamin B6 food along with three others help prevent us becoming feeble long before our time.

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Feb 11, 2019

Vegetable garden trellis can literally be built in a couple hours.

Vegetable garden trellis need not cost a cent if you have access to some bamboo. It's perfect for crop rotation of climbing beans, for example.

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Feb 11, 2019

Vegetable garden fence isn't hard to make but new tools are needed.

Vegetable garden fence really needs a puller to get the supporting wires tight. They are required to keep pets like dogs and chickens out as they may damage your seedlings.

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Feb 10, 2019

Urban agriculture is the way to regain the joy of tasty nosh.

Urban agriculture means you know precisely how most of your diet is grown, fertilized and sprayed. Let's call it real food, not the poor shadow from the supermarket that immitates it. What's more, straight from the garden to the pot makes a vast difference to the flavour.

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Feb 07, 2019

How to cook cauliflower is my favourite recipe in under 15 minutes.

How to cook cauliflower is so easy. You don't need to do it under pressure and by adding a few choice herbs you can make it into one of the tastiest soups coming from your kitchen. It has almost no starch making it perfect for those on the paleo and banting diets.

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Feb 06, 2019

Total blackout is a distinct possibility in South Africa every winter.

Total blackout and regular loss of power are extremely frustrating but there is an alternative. Harvesting sunshine and storing it in batteries is certainly cost effective and will help save the planet from yet higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

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Feb 06, 2019

Top 7 functional foods for your health help to prevent disease.

Top 7 functional foods for your health means you should enjoy at least one and preferably several of them every day of the week to promote your well-being.

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Feb 06, 2019

TMJ ear pain, facial stabs, migraine and neck ache are the symptoms.

TMJ ear pain will describe for you one of the peculiar yet profound generators of torment in the body. It often comes after having wisdom teeth removed under a general anaesthetic, over opening of the mouth whilst unconscious.

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Feb 05, 2019

Thyme herb benefits are about a phenol compound called thymol.

Thyme herb benefits include outstanding flavour in a roasted butternut recipe, or our eggs Florentine that we have most mornings for breakfast rather than a cereal that will raise your blood sugar unnecessarily.

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Feb 05, 2019

Bobotie recipes hail from the traditional Cape Malay people of RSA.

Bobotie recipes are a red meat dish but by substituting some with chickpeas and vegetables you can turn it into a perfectly healthy meal.

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Feb 04, 2019

The whole truth is an excerpt from A Family Affair, by Bernard Preston

The whole truth is revealed after Santie is devastated that Peter resigned precipitously on hearing her revelation. She follows him to the west coast of Ireland.

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Feb 04, 2019

The shower is where there is growing intimacy in the family.

The shower is where there are inevitable clashes as two young women, each used to monopolising the bathroom in the morning are forced to find another option.

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Feb 04, 2019

The importance of being ernest but it's not Oscar Wilde.

The importance of being ernest asks if you've ever been propositioned by a man and a woman on the same day?

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Feb 04, 2019

The green journey is really about discovering parts of the inner self.

The green journey starts with a sickening of some part of your own lifestyle and our world in general. Must I really toss all that plastic in the bin knowing full well it is my grandchildren's future I'm trashing?

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Feb 03, 2019

How to cook beetroot is made much easier with pressure.

How to cook beetroot for this wonderful source of iron, soluble fibre and phytochemicals; and the ultimate solution to chronic constipation.

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Feb 03, 2019

The Great Emergence by Phyllis Tickle.

The Great Emergence is a review of an interesting book about how Christianity is changing and why.

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Feb 03, 2019

The enemy within is another short story by Bernard Preston

The enemy within is more treacherous than seas and tides, certainly claiming more victims than gliders and F-16s, the Dutch have a love and hate relationship with water.

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Feb 03, 2019

Mexican avocado soup is the perfect meal for those who are banting.

Mexican avocado soup is rich in the healthy monounsaturated fat and low in carbohydrate. As a lover of cilantro, or green coriander, we naturally enjoyed these two together. Rich in oleic acid that lines our nerves makes this a very welcome dish.

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Feb 02, 2019

Testing eggs for freshness is important if you keep your own chickens.

Testing eggs for freshness is useful if you find a nest and have no idea how long they have been there. Specials in supermarkets are often because they are approaching their sell-by date.

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Feb 01, 2019

Terror is another free chapter from A Family Affair by Bernard Preston

Terror traces the first weeks after Janet's traumatic ordeal at the beach party.

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Feb 01, 2019

Ten commandments of food security simply enumerates many old ideas.

Ten commandments of food security just restates what we should already know, but probably don't, and in any case in large measure quietly ignore.

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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 healthy 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.