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by ina
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 175

Re: Ophelia

Good that's over for now. Glad to here everybody is OK. The worst we had of it was the fog Monday night...
by ina
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 175

Re: Ophelia

Keeping my fingers crossed for you! We seem to be missing the worst of it, again. They've even taken the yellow warning off that had been on for tomorrow.
by ina
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A slug with a sense of humour
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: A slug with a sense of humour

Lovely! ;)
by ina
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This board ain't self sufficient
Replies: 14
Views: 265

Re: This board ain't self sufficient

Sorry - just don't seem to have anything to say at the moment...
by ina
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Smartflower?
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Smartflower?

Has anybody seen one of these in action? They seem to make more sense than rooftop installation, as they can (potentially) make use of the sun all day. https://www.smartflower.com/en You do need quite a large garden, though. And I wonder how they would cope with "normal" Scottish wind cond...
by ina
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 42
Views: 1330

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

.....and chillies, mustn't forget the chillies. I found a packet of chillie seeds that I've "inherited"... Think I need to try and grow some next year. Just never seem to have luck with anything like a greenhouse - and don't know whether I'd get enough sun (and warmth) on my windowsills. ...
by ina
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: extracts vs liqueurs
Replies: 13
Views: 442

Re: extracts vs liqueurs

Thanks - I shall keep my eyes open...
by ina
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: extracts vs liqueurs
Replies: 13
Views: 442

Re: extracts vs liqueurs

alcohol (95% abv spiritus from the local Polish shop) Is it legal to sell that here? I used to make cherry liqueur with it in Germany (since cherries - sour ones - have loads of juice it comes out not too strong), but have never been able to get it here. Even the 55% rum I used to use for Rumtopf w...
by ina
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Hopless Ale
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Hopless Ale

I read the title as "hopeless ale"... :mrgreen:

Well, I hope it's not! Sounds interesting.
by ina
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Productive fermenting day
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Productive fermenting day

That's what my friend did - used ground caraway for those who are against it and didn't tell them about it... And it does help with digestion of all things cabbagey. I wouldn't put caraway in sauerkraut, though - only onions and juniper berries. A lot of people seem to think that certain food stuffs...
by ina
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: extracts vs liqueurs
Replies: 13
Views: 442

Re: extracts vs liqueurs

Do you know what I am thinking, reading all this? Too much fuss! I'd rather nibble the cocoa nibs while drinking a nice glass of cognac with it... ;)

No doubt your liqueur will be really nice, though!
by ina
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Productive fermenting day
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Productive fermenting day

I don't pound it any more. I sprinkle the cabbage with salt and massage it for a few minutes. That's what I do to make a kind of coleslaw - Yugoslavian style... Well, it was a lady from there who I have the recipe from. After massaging it, add chopped onion, caraway seeds (ground if you don't like ...
by ina
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 3711

Re: Someone say something

The only truly dwarf broad beans that I know of Ina are Sutton. Sounds familiar. They did certainly not take over anything... Not a single bean this year! Back to whatever I had before next year, even if I have to stake them. It's been an odd broad bean year here - it may be nothing that you or the...
by ina
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 3711

Re: Someone say something

Odsox wrote:
ina wrote:They were a dwarf one, though.

The only truly dwarf broad beans that I know of Ina are Sutton.


Sounds familiar. They did certainly not take over anything... Not a single bean this year!

Back to whatever I had before next year, even if I have to stake them.
by ina
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 3711

Re: Someone say something

We are going to try to find the same variety again, if we can remember what it was. That's always my problem, too - never remember what variety I grew, whether it was a dud or particularly good! I had dud broad beans last year - planted rest of bag this year, and same problem... Can I remember what...

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