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by chadspad
Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:31 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Elderflower wine
Replies: 63
Views: 47176

Hi all, Made some elderflower wine and put to ferment 4 days ago. It hasnt started bubbling thru the airlock yet, how long will it take for that process to start please? (can u tell im impatient :lol: ) When its all done and can be bottled, is it better to have bottles with corks or bottles with scr...
by chadspad
Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: camomile lawn
Replies: 41
Views: 13967

I have really gone herb mad and bought seeds for loads of types - sesame, curry plant, oregano, dill, different basils, marjoram, coriander & 5 types of mint plants. Had some basil & coriander come up from seeds which I potted on yesterday but they arent looking happy at all! I have a lovely shaded ...
by chadspad
Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:51 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Citric acid
Replies: 14
Views: 5088

Hiya, Im in France and things are slightly different here lol. I have searched for it in the chemist and among the wine making stuff but they dont tend to use anything 'chemical' at all here for wine making etc.
by chadspad
Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: camomile lawn
Replies: 41
Views: 13967

I have parsley, chives, mint & the lemon thyme that are doing excellent in the garden. What others grow well outside please? The soil in my garden is really dry and pretty bad to be honest. The hamlet I live in is called Durchamp which apparently in French means hard ground and it really is that!! I...
by chadspad
Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Citric acid
Replies: 14
Views: 5088

Citric acid

Hi all, Would like to have a go at the elderflower cordial but ther recipe says needs citric acid. Havent been able to find any here in France so far and to order from Ebay seems to be a stitch up on the postage costs - one seller wanted to charge £6.50 to post 100gm packet - I told him what I th...
by chadspad
Wed Jun 07, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: camomile lawn
Replies: 41
Views: 13967

The mints are in pots as they are tiny still. The lemon sage is in the ground in the garden and doing really well alongside the chives, normal mint and parsley. Never realised parsley had such a strong flavour either, always thought of that as a decorative herb rather than a flavour. I have coriande...
by chadspad
Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: camomile lawn
Replies: 41
Views: 13967

Hi Wulf I havent tried it raw. The lemon smell when rubbed in fingers tho is really strong, thought it would be nice on carrots and peas (just liked the lemon smell in the shop to be honest lol). All these herbs are well and good if u know what to do with them and how to use them. Have just purchase...
by chadspad
Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomatoes again...what's the best method..
Replies: 42
Views: 13404

Hi all, Was in local garden centre buying tomato plants & bumped into friend who said not to bother, just plant a tomato of choice, which I did with several different types - cherry & beef included. Put them whole, straight into pots of compost and left for couple of weeks & they all came up. Now ha...
by chadspad
Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: camomile lawn
Replies: 41
Views: 13967

Hi all, I have some lemon thyme which looks and smells lovely when touched but tried cooking with it and it didnt taste of anything. I just cut it and placed it on carrots in a roasting tin. Only just starting to learn about cooking with herbs so am I supposed to chop it or rip it rather than just l...
by chadspad
Mon May 29, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Recipes,PLEASE!
Replies: 22
Views: 10545

Hi all, What sort of percentage alcohol content are these types of wines or do they differ? Bought this 'special yeast' off Ebay last year that claimed to turn any type of carton juice into 11% alcoholic wine within short space of time. Made several batches, all of different varieties and they were ...
by chadspad
Mon May 29, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 9
Views: 1976

Hello all!

Hiya, My name is Wendy and Im new to the site. I now live in the Vendee, France since moving from Norfolk, UK in Sept 2004. I live here with my hubby & 4 year old son in a rennovated store house/wine press. My parents are at the top of our cul-de-sac in their 300 year old farmhouse, we really are li...