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by eccentricemma
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Finally back online!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1902

Re: Finally back online!!

Hi Sitegeek

Just realised that I have signed into the wrong account - I think I had another one with the username eccentric_emma ?? Anyway I had a lot more posts on that one....I'll try and reactivate it and switch.
by eccentricemma
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Finally back online!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1902

Finally back online!!

Hi guys, I used to use this forum all the time, when I lived in the UK and had a small allotment. Then I followed my dream, went WWOOFing in Spain and Portugal, stayed as a long term WWOOFer on a farm in Portugal and finally bought a smallholding , lived in a yurt (currently living in a truck for th...
by eccentricemma
Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: tomatoes at last?
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Re: tomatoes at last?

KK - how did you get on with purple ukraine? every single tomato on ours split! then went mouldy. cant comment onthe costoluto fiorentino as most of them died before getting fruit!
by eccentricemma
Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Bulk Buying
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: Bulk Buying

we use Suma wholefoods wholesaler. they will let you make a wholesale order if you dont have a shop that they supply within a certain distance.
by eccentricemma
Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: puff ball?
Replies: 10
Views: 1644

Re: puff ball?

We get loads of these round here, definitely puffballs - I've eaten loads. There are members of the puffball family which aren't edible (but i dont think they're fatal) but they are covered in spikes and smell bad so you probably wouldn't want to eat them anyway!
by eccentricemma
Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: almonds
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Re: almonds

Just googled 'almond liqueur recipe' and came up with this

http://www.homebrewunderground.com/47/a ... pe-part-1/

looks reasonably simple although takes time! theres good photos on there too. let us know how you get on!
by eccentricemma
Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: WATER MINE (not yours?)
Replies: 11
Views: 4175

Re: WATER MINE (not yours?)

this is a very interesting post about water mines, im very interested as i also live in Central Portugal (we must have some friends in common somewhere) and take water from a mine but it's all a bit of a mystery to me other than putting the tubo in and taking the water out! also, do you use a filter...
by eccentricemma
Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: elderflower cordial
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Re: elderflower cordial

elderflower jam is amazing, if you find the recipe definitely post it on here. a friend gave me a jar once but she isn't around to ask for the recipe for a while!
by eccentricemma
Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Anyone else jam making at the moment?
Replies: 39
Views: 4772

Re: Anyone else jam making at the moment?

am planning on blackberry jam later. just foraging from brambles all around although it seems all the best ones are right in the middle of all the thorns and its far too hot to be wearing thick 'bramble-proof' (if there is such a thing) clothes! but worth the scratches hopefully.
by eccentricemma
Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Another use for courgettes
Replies: 72
Views: 18970

Re: Another use for courgettes

All these wonderful courgette recipes!! Our current favourite is courgette fritters: dead easy, you just grate a courgette into a bowl, sprinkle it with salt to draw out the liquid and leave it fro 20 mins. Then beat in enough flour to make a batter then deep fry them. (great if you can deep fry in ...
by eccentricemma
Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Unwanted advice, am I over reacting?
Replies: 22
Views: 1885

Re: Unwanted advice, am I over reacting?

hi you are def not over reacting! but i understand how you feel - i also look pretty young for my age and also am even shorter than you! so i get patronised a lot. but i deal with it by showing that i know more than them and that usually shuts them up! its a shame you didnt feel you could say anythi...
by eccentricemma
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello again
Replies: 9
Views: 1105

hello again

hi guys i used to come on here all the time but not for the last 6 months because i moved to portugal on a long term WWOOFing placement and now im there long long term, building a yurt and looking after stray dogs and generally having all sorts of ishy type fun! but usually i dont have a lot of acce...