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Making Butter and Ghee

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Making good quality butter:
Very easy to make and no more need to buy poor quality butter or nasty margarine full of chemicals from supermarkets anymore.

I eat butter every day and take Blue ice fermented Cod Liver Oil at the same time to help cure my gout. Along with bone broth soups. Also good cure for gum disease, healthy hair and skin. With spring time being the very best time to make butter as the grass is growing strong and full of nutrition.

1. Use raw or double cream only from grass feed Guernsey cows

2. Poor 500ml of Laceys double cream.  (To make per block of butter) In to a food processor 

3. Mix until the butter milk separates

4. Poor butter milk away

5.Repeat 2-3 times until butter milk runs clean

6. Add 200ml of water. Re mix and rinse out excess butter milk. Repeat 2-3 times.


7. And then put the butter in to a bowl of water and knead until all butter milk runs clean,  Repeat 2-3 times with clean water
Butter is ready to slice.

8. Then form butter in to a block. Now is r…

Paleo Curry With Cauliflower Rice

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New year get fit in January with eating Whole30 
Paleo Chicken & Squash Curry With Cauliflower Rice 
Grate the cauliflower, chop spring onions and red chilli's
Heat ghee in a pot and place the mix and fry for 10 minutes, starring occasionally

Panasonic Lumix Compact System Micro 4/3

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Compact cameras for travelling with changeable lenses and creative features.

If you are looking at a compact camera for travel, with changeable lenses for all types of shooting then look at the Lumix GX7 
Brief Overview

Features For high quality photos and videosUltra fast focus Some models including the GX7 have timelaps feature, very useful for creating a unique videoThe GX7 is very stylish and has in body stabilisation so Olympus and Tamron lenses can be used.Useful accessories Single focus lenses The Black Rapid Yeti Camera strap. It is a one shoulder solution perfect for carrying my G2 with 45 - 200 zoom and the GF5 with the 14 mm lens. I have been on full day hikes, using this strap, also taking my wide angel lens and water bottles has made life easy, in respect of ease of use and not weighing your back down.The GM, GF & GX range can also be fitted to selfie pole  Lens collar for 100 - 300 lens to secure to tripod. Details HERE on how to buy Adapters are available so old school…

San Sebastian

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also known as Donostia in Basque.
We camped at Igueldo Camping only a few k's from the center, taking the bus No.16 from outside the campsite which made it easy to explore the center of the old city and walking all the way along the bay to the far end, where you can hop on off the bus.

The lovely bay de la Chonca 
Bay
Fishing port
Sardines. You can find fish restaurants along the far side of the port. 

Pintxos bars found on every street in the center, good way to try different pintxos and local wines
Video from our road trip across the beautiful back roads of Spain and wherever our sat-nav took us.



Parque Natural de Cazorla

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is a natural park in the eastern and northeastern part of the province of Jaén, Spain. With an area of 2,099.2 square kilometres is the second largest in Europe

The town of Cazorla on the edge of the park
View of Parque Natural de Cazorla
Tree leaves starting to change colour
Fallow Deer
Guadalquivir River
Camping puente de las herrerias

Mountain water
Walk along the Guadalquivir River valley
Using the Black Rapid Yeti Camera strap, made life easy carrying 2 cameras. 
Waterfall waiting for the rains

Parque Natural Las Lagunas de Ruidera

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We arrived here at night and was lovely surprise when we woke up in the morning, as I knew nothing about this place.
15 small lakes, That are connected by falls, small rivers as well as subterranean flow and the area is considered as the source of Guadiana River.

Lake with small falls

And great for cycling


Chulilla

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known as one of the best rock climbing areas in Spain.

The town of Chlilla
Its limestone canyon shaped by the Turia river

2 hour walk
Charco azul


Abejuela

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Our Sat-Nav took us through a 2 hour drive on single track road without seeing any cars until we went though Abejuela, with a population of only 68 inhabitants.


Main street though Abejuela
Tthe road from Manzanera to Abejuela

Laguardia

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located in the province of Álava, in the north of Spain "Basque country" and Rioja wine. Medieval town with Sierra de Cantabria clearly seen to the north.

We stopped for tapa "Pimento Padron" in Laguardia

Chateau Des Roques

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The start of our road trip to Spain.
We took the ferry to calais and decided to drive on the toll roads, to save time and we believe fuel, as we can keep a steady speed of 68 mph.
The cost of tolls to drive across France is 100 euros more or less and a tank and 1/2 of diesel from London, we split the costs.
We took a detour to meet with my cousin, about an hours drive from the toll road and stayed the night.
The next day we had a tour and wine tasting.

Grapes waiting to be picked
Our lunch time meal
Chateau Des Roques
For dinner my cousin treated us out for a meal.  We like our meat cooked Bleu – Done on a very hot grill for one minute on each side
Grape picker for collecting grapes from vines that are more than 5 years old or younger than 30 years 
Down to the cellar. In 1837, as there was a disease that was effecting the vines so all the vineyards decided to dig up all the vines. This took 30 years. To make a living, they dug the lime stone under the Chateaus, that was sold and used…