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Foods of the British Isles: Wimberry pie

...Also known as ‘Mucky Mouth Pie’.


Has there ever been a fruit with as many different names: wimberry, whinberry, winberry, windberry, bilberry, fraughan, hurtleberry, whortleberry, blaeberry, black-heart and myrtle berry (after the wimberry’s Latin name Vaccinium myrtillus)? They are…

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How to Pan for Gold

Five tips on gold panning by a world champion gold panner - Vince Thurkettle.


It is not quite as dramatic as the Hollywood film ‘Paint your Wagon’, or quite as harsh as real-life prospecting would have been in the mid-1800s in Gold-Rush California, however, standing up to…

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