The travelling writer

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Herb vinegars are tasty and very easy to make.

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Many people enjoy a drink in their garden — why not go one better and use part of the garden in your drinks?

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This tasty and popular salad crop is very easy to grow indoors.

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How to attract butterflies into the garden and how to care for them once they’ve arrived

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A drought tolerant garden can be a real benefit to busy people and those who are away from home a lot, as well as those who wish to save water for environmental or financial reasons.

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Taking regular exercise is very good for our health, but it can be boring and difficult to fit into our daily lives. These tips will help us to move more without participating in formal exercise routines.

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These delicious cakes are a popular teatime treat

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4 oz butter


1/2 50g sachet creamed coconut (or 1/8 of a block.)

We all know that salad is good for us, but which is best?

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Most herbs are best used fresh, but many can be dried successfully.

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Patsy Collins

Author, gardener, photographer, cake eater and campervanner from the south coast of England.

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