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by Green Aura
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: This year's gluts and failures
Replies: 35
Views: 997

Re: This year's gluts and failures

I was just about to say that's a shame, I love marmalade, then realised I probably now fit into that "older people" bracket. :(
by Green Aura
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from SW Ireland
Replies: 12
Views: 102

Re: Hi from SW Ireland

Hi HP, welcome to Ish. :wave: You don't sound like that much of a novice but have a look around, ask questions and stick your twopennerth in where you want - everything welcome. We've got this snow here on the high ground but lovely and sunny, currently, nearer sea level - great weather for Spring, ...
by Green Aura
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: This year's gluts and failures
Replies: 35
Views: 997

Re: This year's gluts and failures

Fortunately they are, ina. They come with my weekly organic veg box.
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What Is For Tea?
Replies: 66
Views: 2312

Re: What Is For Tea?

Leftover goat etc. We finished our Xmas pork about a fortnight ago - made an excellent vindaloo. At least I don't think there's any left.
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: This year's gluts and failures
Replies: 35
Views: 997

Re: This year's gluts and failures

I wonder if I might be mistaking it with not putting it in the worm bin. (Guess who's been Googling :lol: ).

Our output would be approximately double yours, so should probably still be OK. Ta.
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Guilty pleasures
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Guilty pleasures

I don't feel guilty about any foods which is probably why I need the diet :lol:

What's your ff?
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: amateurgardening.com/news
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: amateurgardening.com/news

Flo wrote:Quarter plots are fine for the older allotment gardener who doesn't want to retire yet but is not fit enough for anything bigger.


It would be great if newbies could share their plot and learn. Sort of apprenticeship.
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: This year's gluts and failures
Replies: 35
Views: 997

Re: This year's gluts and failures

I'd love to try and handle that kind of glut! Different scale, I know, but I buy 1kg each - oranges and lemons, weekly. The oranges largely get juiced and made into ice cubes for our evening gin (four orange ice cubes and a splash of soda - I like it better than tonic and it's allowed in our diet). ...
by Green Aura
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What Is For Tea?
Replies: 66
Views: 2312

Re: What Is For Tea?

Slow-cooked goat leg today, with veg and cauli mash.
by Green Aura
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Paper Making Tips
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Paper Making Tips

An old-fashioned mangle might help with the texture - if you can get your hands on one.
by Green Aura
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What Is For Tea?
Replies: 66
Views: 2312

Re: What Is For Tea?

The baking in oven would definitely be out for me - costs far too much energy for a single portion. I agree, I wouldn't heat the oven just for the chips. I tend to do them when I've got a full meal to cook, or I've been baking (don't do much these days due to diet :( ). However there's no reason yo...
by Green Aura
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What Is For Tea?
Replies: 66
Views: 2312

Re: What Is For Tea?

I'm not keen on the strong taste of celeriac so I parboil them for about ten minutes in salted water with a good sloosh (technical term) of lemon juice. That tempers the flavour - if you like it then you can probably miss this step. Then roll them in oil and bake them 200C for about 30 minutes. They...
by Green Aura
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What Is For Tea?
Replies: 66
Views: 2312

Re: What Is For Tea?

Almond-crusted cod, celeriac fries and broccoli. Bloomin' lovely.
by Green Aura
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Paper Making Tips
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Paper Making Tips

I'm afraid I've never been very successful. Mine always comes out too lumpy and uneven to use, too thick for decent writing paper and the ink bleeds into it on the odd scraps I've tried. The trick is to make sure your fibres are pretty much all, evenly broken down but I've never managed it. I've bur...
by Green Aura
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How do you water potatoes through fabric?
Replies: 19
Views: 365

Re: How do you water potatoes through fabric?

Just remember, Bonnie, that brand new babies sleep - a lot. As long as they're within hearing distance you'll find you've got lots of time to potter in the garden, nap, knit, read or do whatever you want really. I had mine strapped to my chest and we went all over and did all sorts of things. Don't ...

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