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by ina
Mon May 11, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 83
Views: 36044

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Not happy with my courgettes though, trying a new (to me) variety and after producing about 3 fruits per plant have now stopped. Still producing male flowers but no females. Haven't planted mine out yet - still danger of frost! Should get a bit warmer later this week, so I'll chance it then. With s...
by ina
Mon May 11, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 83
Views: 36044

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Perennial broccoli. Almost more than I want already...
by ina
Thu May 07, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 43
Views: 4718

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

I bet it'll be different every time you make it!
by ina
Thu May 07, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling hoarded fabrics
Replies: 19
Views: 6569

Re: Recycling hoarded fabrics

Thanks, Maggie - I'd seen that one before, but I don't really trust it not to fall apart at some awkward moment! And my coffee filters won't go for any mask; they are difficult enough (and bloody expensive) to get in this country as it is... Somebody suggested hoover bags, too. Well, the last time I...
by ina
Thu May 07, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 43
Views: 4718

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

I'm always stunned by how few people cook. For a while it seemed to be a badge of success to proudly announce someone's kitchen was never used! So if people are learning to grow, prepare and cook their own food there might be a small silver lining to this horrible time. I wonder if it will last? Co...
by ina
Thu May 07, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling hoarded fabrics
Replies: 19
Views: 6569

Re: Recycling hoarded fabrics

What my mother used to do - cut those sheets in half down the middle and sow them back together inside out. You do have a slightly annoying seam down the middle, but the sheets will last another few years. They were known as Sides to Middles in our house, if you made a careful French seam there was...
by ina
Wed May 06, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rusty tools
Replies: 30
Views: 11482

Re: Rusty tools

Yep, old stuff is best. I have a wonderful old pen knife - one of my father's - probably from just after the war. Still sharp as anything, and strong - and it's seen a bit of abuse... (And apart from tools - just pulled out all my old sheets, looking for something to use for masks: I have 2 inside-o...
by ina
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: No tomato pasta ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 890

Re: No tomato pasta ideas?

I often have pasta with leek - mainly because it's quick and easy. Slice leek fairly thinly (1/2 cm or so), lightly cook in olive oil (or butter), season to taste... Add as much cheese as you like! And a friend of mine always makes pesto with lovage. It is very nice - haven't made it yet myself, but...
by ina
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 8767

Re: Self Isolation

And me. Always said I am an antisocial bastard...

Find all that "people missing the touching/hugging" really strange. Hugging always makes me feel uncomfortable, so it's actually great that people can't catch me unawares!
by ina
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 43
Views: 4718

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

I mostly sprout lentils.
by ina
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Garden revamp
Replies: 8
Views: 1256

Re: Garden revamp

What kind of green house are you getting?
by ina
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 43
Views: 4718

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

The Coop had Tunnock's Caramel wafers tonight!!! I almost bought some - but I don't really like them... It's weird what stuff they have and what they don't. At the moment, an extra display of Walker's shortbread etc - and they don't usually sell that. Plus, as far as I know Walker's had stopped prod...
by ina
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 3909

Re: Experimentalish

Thanks - I'm looking forward to that crop, sounds like just the right thing for me!
by ina
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 3909

Re: Experimentalish

Wow - that's all I can say!

How long did your perennial broccoli last for? I have 2 plants in one of my raised beds for the first time.
by ina
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 8767

Re: Self Isolation

:hugish: Difficult for those who are used to contact. I'm not. So in a way I'm better prepared for isolation - doesn't mean that I'm not seriously depressed at the moment.