The Seasonal Burger

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Pre-ferment | In a large bowl, mix luke warm water, yeast and 200g white flour. Cover and let sit for 3-4 hours in a warm environment or until it has doubled.
Add remaining flours and mix into a soft dough. Knead for about 10 minutes and allow to rise for 30 minutes. With the help of a wet spatula, stretch dough from opposite ends and fold into centre. Cover and let rise until it has doubled in size. Repeat the process a second time. Allow to rest for 15 minutes. Cut and shape dough into 40g balls and place on floured surface. Leave to rise for 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, place skillet on medium to high heat. Cook muffins on each side until a tanned crust forms. leave to rest on the side of the pan. This allows them to cook thoroughly.

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via LittleCakePot

How not to kill a cactus

As amazing as it may sound I have become an expert at killing cacti.

For the past year though, this set of succulents have managed  to survive.

How?

Step one: Desert plants don’t need litres of water. In fact, if left in a humid place watering is not necessary .

Step two: Always place them in the sunniest part in the house.

Step three: Cacti like to be talked to, just like any other  plant.

Step four: Fell free to break of leaves as the regrow rots and new plants.

Serra da Estrela (portugal)

Located in inland central Portugal, this beautiful area called the Serra da Estrela is in fact a protected National Park. It is a wonderful place to explore. In the summer it doesn’t get  too hot, and on a clear day you might even be able to see the sea over 150 kilometres in the distance! There is plenty to see and do. Dramatic crags and ravines makes this area a stunningly beautiful drive or hike. There are several walking trails.  In winter this magical area is transformed into a glittering white kingdom.

Famous Mountain-cheeses