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by Odsox
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from SW Ireland
Replies: 10
Views: 45

Re: Hi from SW Ireland

Hi Henny Penny, welcome from a little bit further south and west on the Sheeps Head peninsula. :wave:
by Odsox
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: This year's gluts and failures
Replies: 31
Views: 940

Re: This year's gluts and failures

My issue with citrus fruits is what to do with the peel. I read somewhere that you shouldn't put them in the compost, so I've been throwing them in the bin but that feels very uncomfortable I used to make lots of candied peel when I could eat sugary things, it was very nice to eat as a snack. My mi...
by Odsox
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What Is For Tea?
Replies: 66
Views: 2264

Re: What Is For Tea?

Flo wrote:Good heavens - Christmas when it's nearly Easter!

Back in the day when we made Christmas puddings we made 3, one for Easter sunday, one for mid-summer and one for the next Christmas.
by Odsox
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What Is For Tea?
Replies: 66
Views: 2264

Re: What Is For Tea?

Tonight dinner will be a "finishing up" meal
Roast turkey thigh (Xmas bird had the back half removed with both thighs boned and rolled, plus 2 legs)
So roast turkey, with the last parsnip roasted, last of the leeks and purple sprouting.
Also the last apples from store, stewed for pud.
by Odsox
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Paper Making Tips
Replies: 8
Views: 137

Re: Paper Making Tips

Green Aura wrote:An old-fashioned mangle might help with the texture - if you can get your hands on one.

... or a pasta roller if the sheets are smaller.
by Odsox
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 19
Views: 238

Re: Someone say something

How are you doing Flo ? :wave:
I trust all is well and the weather your way is softening a bit.
by Odsox
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Weather
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Weather

Very odd, I posted a lengthy reply this morning, as did DnD (I believe) and they have disappeared.
The gist of my reply was to check ... http://www.gardenfocused.co.uk/adjust-dates-uk.php although I think the dates are a bit on the optimistic side.
by Odsox
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Black beans
Replies: 22
Views: 555

Re: Black beans

Well yes, that's pretty much exactly what I found when Googling. All of them cooked "conventionally" in water, no different than in a saucepan. In fact if you add up the cooking times it can take over an hour (65 mins) on that recipe, so not your first choice of cooking methods anyway ... ...
by Odsox
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Black beans
Replies: 22
Views: 555

Re: Black beans

microwave without any additional moisture I was quite excited about this, but unfortunately it didn't work. I soaked some black beans for 8 hours, drained them and put them in a small casserole with a lid. Not knowing how long to microwave I tried it on high for 4 minutes and tested them, but still...
by Odsox
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How do you water potatoes through fabric?
Replies: 19
Views: 357

Re: How do you water potatoes through fabric?

I was thinking more about how you get the spuds from underneath the membrane without wrecking it I don't see a problem unless I'm totally misunderstanding what's proposed. I was thinking, draw out the rows, plant the spuds, cover with soil and earth up a bit and then lay weed membrane between the r...
by Odsox
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How do you water potatoes through fabric?
Replies: 19
Views: 357

Re: How do you water potatoes through fabric?

First off, congratulations to you both :cheers: I've never used weed proof membrane in any other way than my original polytunnel paths, but I would have thought that it would be ideal for what you're planning. It certainly does allow water through it, and once it's through I would say that it preven...
by Odsox
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dora - how are you bearing up?
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: Storm Dora - how are you bearing up?

It missed us. We caught the edge of it for a few hours overnight on Wednesday but it wasn't very bad at all Same here, strange as we both live in the two windiest spots in the British Isles. Just a breezy day, nice sunshine and frequent squally showers. Sorry to hear of your woes Bonnie, but you ca...
by Odsox
Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sweetcorn
Replies: 31
Views: 3177

Re: Sweetcorn

Do you really think anything can beat Latah OD?? Ask me again next March :iconbiggrin: Still nothing to do with sweetcorn Just a quick mention entirely off topic, but the Matina tomato is winning hands down at the moment DnD. 3 plants of Matina are all about 14 inches tall and the first flower came...
by Odsox
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Turnips!
Replies: 23
Views: 2899

Re: Turnips!

There is a turnip variety called Melon Turnip sold by T&M that really is sweet that I grew as a regular raw salad ingredient.
I wouldn't say it was as sweet as a melon, but certainly sweeter than some apples.
Plus it's open pollinated and I saved the seed for years.
by Odsox
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Dangerous weather
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Dangerous weather

I got my first tunnel in 2006 and it has never frozen in there. Mind you we seldom get a frost outside, this winter so far we have had one frost where the grass was slightly white in patches in the sheltered spot at the bottom of the lawn. The big greenhouse is better, the minimum temperature I've r...

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