Blackcurrant sorbet with peppermint is the most refreshing and delicious dessert. Perfect on a hot summer's day.
Seahorses are like the dragons of the ocean, beautiful, unique and with incredible lifestyles. This hub will give you the lowdown on some of the fascinating facts about these amazing little creatures.
How to source seeds and plants for free - growing your own healthy fruit and vegetables doesn't have to cost you anything.
Drying is a good way to preserve home grown tomatoes. This article guides you step-by-step through the method to oven dry tomatoes where sun-drying is not an option.
We all get annoyed by the mountains of junk mail that gets delivered to our homes, it is an unnecessary waste of paper, and takes time to recycle - so what can we do about it?
A delightful recipe for fresh cherry and berry fruit compote, bursting with summer flavours, and a delicious accompaniment to ice-cream or yogurt
Original photographs and environmental notes from an English country garden in summer time, as butterflies and bees enjoy the sunshine and the summer flowers.
A recipe for tasty nut and butternut squash rissoles. An ideal vegetarian main course that is both nutritious and delicious.
A simple, seasonal, potato salad recipe made using early new potatoes and fresh herbs from the garden
A recent report about the state of British wildlife has sparked a renewed campaign by environmental groups to protect the species that are endangered. Find out why, and what we can do about it.
The new version of Scrabble for Facebook was rolled out in early summer 2013. This article provides the lowdown on the game, and why many players are upset with the changes.
A delicious recipe for a tasty, protein-rich vegetarian dish. An easy to follow recipe for cheese souffle, containing simple everyday ingredients.
Famous films that have been filmed in and around the picturesque county of Dorset in England
Rhubarb crumble - an easy to follow recipe for this classic English dessert. It is delicious made with fresh seasonal rhubarb and served with custard or ice-cream.
Fresh pesto made from rocket (arugula) is a quick, easy and deliciously tasty sauce to accompany pasta. A simple recipe that utilises the best in fresh seasonal produce.
An easy recipe for banana bread, which makes a healthy snack or teatime treat. It is also a great way to use up over-ripe bananas. Suitable for vegetarians.
A showcase of some of Britain's most colourful birds.
A simple recipe for basic pancake batter, tips for perfect pancakes, and some delicious serving suggestions. A brief history of Pancake Day is included.
Review of Ang Lee's 2012 film Life of Pi. This visually stunning film is a must see for anyone who loves a great story and beautiful cinematography, amazing - whether you have read the book or not.
How to raise your children as happy, healthy vegetarians. Some tips on nutrition, practical issues and recipe ideas.
A quick and easy recipe for tasty wholewheat cheese scones. Perfect for a teatime snack or for lunch, served with cheese and pickles.
An easy recipe for deliciously creamy squash and tomato soup.
Tasty toffee-apple flapjacks - a great seasonal treat for your trick-or-treat visitors!
A recipe for delicious vegetarian bolognese-style sauce to serve with spaghetti. It makes a hearty and nutritious main course meal suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
This article explores the life of Thomas Hardy in his home county of Dorset, with original photographs of some of the places that influenced his writing.
A simple recipe for a creamy, tasty and warming pumpkin soup to keep out the autumn chills. Make the most of your halloween pumpkin by using the leftover flesh to make this soup.
The Jurassic coast of Dorset is internationally recognised for its geological significance, and provides rich pickings for fossil collectors. This hub explores some of the best beaches in the area for finding fossils.
A collection of recent photographs that hope to capture the serenity and natural beauty of the countryside of Dorset in England.
Vegetarian chilli makes a great main course and can be served with a variety of accompaniments to suit all tastes. This recipe is very tasty and simple to make.
Garden herbs are useful for more than just adding flavour to your food, they are also known for their medicinal properties. There are some simple remedies that you can easily make at home for minor ailments.
A traditional flapjack recipe with added fruit for a seasonal and healthy treat. This simple recipe is easy and quick to make, and a delicious tea time snack.
Great Britain is not a country with which wild mammals are usually associated, and it may not have anything dramatic like big cats or bears, but it does have a rich and diverse fauna of its own. This article will introduce you to a few of the more...
This article is for women who are looking for everyday solutions and products that are designed with the environment in mind - after all women do make up half the population of the world, just think what we can do!
Kefalonia is a Greek island that makes the perfect holiday getaway, with pretty fishing villages, beaches and mountains, it has plenty to offer for all the family.
Is it raining? are you bored? Read on for a list of suggestions to make your day more fun, whether at home or on holiday.
Avebury is a small and picturesque village that sits right in the middle of an ancient stone circle in the county of Wiltshire, England. The circle, which has a circumference of around one mile, is the largest of its kind in England, making this a...
Five easy recipes for cooking with eggs, all suitable for vegetarians, and a great way to get some good quality protein into your diet. Spanish omelette, cheese souffle, vegetable quiche, lemon meringue pie and egg custard.
A collection of photographs showcasing the natural beauty of the Dorset coastline in England. Original photos by Imogen French.
The hedgerows of Britain form a distinctive part of its unique agricultural landscape. This article explores the history, the plants that form them and the animals that thrive in them.
A step by step recipe to make delicious home made traditional Easter biscuits.
An easy recipe for cheese, onion and potato bake. Easy to make with simple, cheap ingredients, this dish is a great standby for a quick vegetarian meal.
An easy recipe for making home-made cheese sauce. Delicious and versatile, this sauce can be used in a variety of dishes, and can be made in larger quantities and frozen for later use.
Useful hints and tips for playing the classic word game Scrabble on Facebook, the social networking site.
It is very satisfying to write a good article for the internet, and HubPages allows us to do this as part of a great writing community, full of writers that actively support and encourage each other. We work hard on our writing, researching our...
A guide to the only six species of reptiles that are found in the British Isles.
A recipe for vegetarian hot-pot, a lovely winter-warming dish that is both tasty and nutritious, also suitable for vegans.
Some common spelling mistakes that may not be found by spell-checkers, and advice on improving your writing skills.
Do you buy your pets Christmas presents? Here is a great idea for an old cat - mine absolutely loved it!
The custom of using evergreen plants to decorate our homes at Christmas goes back a long way. This article explores some of the plants that are used and their history.
This is a wholefood recipe for a traditional dish that can be used as a vegetarian main course. It is full of protein and goodness, and uses wholemeal pastry for the crust for a very satisfying and tasty dish. The following recipe is for a 7-8...
Inside crop circle at Milk Hill, Wiltshire, 2011 I. French Crop circles are undoubtedly an enigma - the beautiful geometric shapes that mysteriously appear overnight in cornfields, mainly in England, but also cropping up (excuse the pun) in many...
How to make a completely vegetarian Christmas dinner, with a delicious recipe for nut roast that can be served alongside or instead of a traditional turkey roast.
A gallery of colourful photos, mostly taken in and around my garden. This collection is a celebration of brightly coloured flowers and plants that have brought me joy in my garden and inspired me to take photographs.
How to make delicious pumpkin soup, roasted chestnuts and caramelised apples using fresh, local and seasonal produce.
If you are a vegetarian travelling in Italy this article will help you with the basics in vegetarian Italian cuisine, what to eat, and how to get by in restaurants.
Traditional Dorset Apple Cake: this family recipe is an old favourite, and its crumbly topping sets it apart from all other apple cakes. Served warm with clotted cream, it is just delicious!
This photo gallery celebrates the beautiful landscape and dramatic coastline in the south west of England. All photographs are the work of Imogen French.
Planting flowers to encourage butterflies into your garden can create a beautiful environment for you and your local wildlife, and halt the decline of species that have lost much of their native habitat to urban development.
Pumpkins are not only for decoration at Halloween, they are a tasty and nutritious vegetable with many uses. Learn how to make the most of your pumpkin, with ideas for using every part of it from the seeds to the shell.
A quick, tasty and simple recipe for a vegetarian meal of pasta with shallots, pesto and green beans.
A guide to the best galleries in West Cornwall, UK. The art movements of Newlyn and St Ives have provided us with a wealth of important artworks. This hub explores some of the most important art movements and some of the best of the galleries showing this work in the area.
This hub explains the role of typesetting in modern publishing, and describes the processes involved.
Making the most of your homegrown tomatoes: a guide to cooking and preserving tomatoes for use all year round, with some useful recipes.
Bees are an essential part of their ecosystem and also our own food chain. This article is a guide to choosing garden flowers that will encourage bees into your garden and help to ensure their survival.
Wiltshire is a fascinating county in south-western Britain that is rich in historic sites, most notably the ancient stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury. This is a brief guide, with a little history, to some of the most interesting ancient sites to be found there.
A recipe for home-made blueberry cookies that melt in your mouth.
Why do we need to worry about using plastic bags? This article takes a look into the dangers of plastic pollution and the risks to the environment and wildlife.
A guide to making the perfect homemade blackcurrant jam. Delicious and full of vitamin C!
A guide to some of the pretty wild flowers that can be found in the Dorset countryside.
A visitors guide to some of the places worth visiting in the county of Dorset in England. Dorset is a pretty and rural county with many historic sites, and breathtaking scenery.
A quick, easy to follow recipe for tomato and basil sauce using fresh tomatoes and basil. Great for a quick supper and for using up home-grown tomatoes.
How to adapt to a vegetarian diet. This simple guide gives advice on obtaining the correct nutrition, what to eat and how to stay healthy.
This recipe is an easy guide to making your own blackcurrant cordial, a refreshing summer drink that is full of vitamin C and delicious too.