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About ladylesley

Surprisingly lifes not been easy. Ive ripped or broken most limbs just working with the sanctury animals but then Ive had access to all the wonderful plants and herbs growing freely. Ive fought battles against injustice and prejudice and Ive tried to help and empower people. At the end of the day I prefer animals to people and I love making traditional food and products from all that grows around me. If I can make it for free then Im even happier. Im the Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall of the poor and frugal

HAPPY CHRISTMAS 2014 everyone

Apologies for not getting on here much. My work at the sanctuary is time consuming and Im usually on crutches (twice this year). Im presently suffering ripped muscles after welding the axe a little too enthusiastically whilst splitting oak logs … Continue reading

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Black Berry Liquer

1lb of fruit   (frozen is cheaper but fresh is better) Any berry type fruit can be used and Raspberrys were absolutely wonderful for this ! 16 oz s of Sugar 1 pint of water 1/2 bottle of vodka  (cheap is … Continue reading

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Christmas Superscrimpers

Morning all!  Apologies for the lack of blog posts, it’s been a busy time at the sanctuary.  In this poor economic climate we live in, more and more horses have been in need of our help. I have been filming … Continue reading

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Cottage and Cream cheese

Cheese making is one of those things that holds a lot of mystery but really is very simple to make on a daily or weekly basis.

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basic meat base for bolognese

A tasty recipe and an easy way of bulking out your meat for a bolognese meal.

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Home made Tomato sauce

Tomato sauce is easily made and some can be frozen to be used in pasta and meat dishes. Given the cost  of jars of pasta sauces and of additives in tomato sauce, its not only cost effective but also healthier … Continue reading

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Childs sore throat Ice lollys

My Grandaughters both have terribly bad tonsilitis. One is small and one really hates medicine which would help soothe and settle the dreaded lumps.  Making soothing lollies means they are fooled into having medicine!

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