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by Odsox
Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: PSB
Replies: 9
Views: 907

Re: PSB

No, the purple bits are the unopened flower buds (as you now know)
You can of course eat the flowers as well, although the flavour and texture are no as good.
by Odsox
Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Gluten free pasta recipes?
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Gluten free pasta recipes?

farmerdrea wrote:I'm intrigued - what type of rice is pudding rice?

Cheers
Andrea
Oxford
Maybe it's a peculiar English thing, but it's very short grain rice .. almost round grains, that goes very 'stodgy' when cooked.
by Odsox
Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Gluten free pasta recipes?
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Gluten free pasta recipes?

farmerdrea wrote:I wonder how that make such lovely shapes with the rice pasta we buy......
If you have a flour mill you could try the glutinous sorts of rice, like pudding rice for instance.
Maybe the stickiness of that type of rice holds it all together.
by Odsox
Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Gluten free pasta recipes?
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Gluten free pasta recipes?

According to Wikipedia ...... Pasta made from brown rice flour is also available in health food stores in Western nations, as an alternative to wheat flour-based noodles for individuals who are allergic to wheat or gluten

Never made any so only reporting a Google :study:
by Odsox
Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Surprise New Arrivals
Replies: 10
Views: 1356

Re: Surprise New Arrivals

Millymollymandy wrote:
Odsox wrote:They are great for letting loose in the veg garden as they love eating slugs and pretty much ignore all the vegetables..
Do NOT let them near cherry tomatoes! :lol:
Also on second thoughts, not good until seedlings have grown into sizeable plants. Otherwise they will get stomped.
by Odsox
Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: buying land
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: buying land

I would look into the planning laws regarding static caravans on agricultural land ... I don't know about Wales but I think it's a no-no just about everywhere. I think I would look at a plot of land with at least the ruin of a house on it, that way you should get permission for a caravan while you a...
by Odsox
Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Clean Energy - Renewable vs Nuclear....
Replies: 31
Views: 4071

Re: Clean Energy - Renewable vs Nuclear....

Radio active material is totally banned in Ireland except for very small amounts for hospital use.
Even planes carrying nuclear warheads in Ireland's airspace are banned, as are nuclear powered submarines in Irish waters.
So I guess nuclear power is not an option here :cheers:
by Odsox
Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: PSB
Replies: 9
Views: 907

Re: PSB

I think it all depends where you live Ann. When I lived in Kent my purple sprouting matured at the "proper" time. Then when I moved here (no snow or frost), I carried on the same with the sowing and planting. The result was the Late PSB matured in September when I was still overwhelmed with runner b...
by Odsox
Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Well, duh!
Replies: 11
Views: 1153

Re: Well, duh!

Yes, I have grown red sprouts for a few years now and they are delicious. The variety I grow are Falstaff which mature after Christmas and are never bitter like some green ones. As far as caterpillars, they were free of them until this year for some reason, but still not as badly infested as the gre...
by Odsox
Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Potatoes for Christmas dinner.
Replies: 21
Views: 1708

Re: Potatoes for Christmas dinner.

Will be planting mine in the greenhouse soil this week. Have never done it before but am gonna give it a go! :flower: I would STRONGLY advise you to rethink this Aggy, unless you can keep the interior of your greenhouse dry (no condensation or drips) you will get blight, which will transfer to the ...
by Odsox
Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Anybody got any sloes this year ???
Replies: 11
Views: 1919

Re: Anybody got any sloes this year ???

No, none here either. I have a blackthorn hedge on one boundary and I found ONE sloe where ther are normally bushels.
by Odsox
Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Surprise New Arrivals
Replies: 10
Views: 1356

Re: Surprise New Arrivals

Seeing your khaki campbells made me decide I really ought to get a few myself. They are great for letting loose in the veg garden as they love eating slugs and pretty much ignore all the vegetables. The only slight downside is their webbed feet do tend to paddle the soil, especially when it's wet. I...
by Odsox
Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Quinoa
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Re: Quinoa

My seeds came from a health food shop. I think so long as they're organic, they should work Probably OK in Italy, but I would think that quinoa in health food shops is imported from lot warmer countries that of northern Europe. Seed bought is usually bred for the area in which it's sold, giving you...
by Odsox
Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Flour making
Replies: 20
Views: 2067

Re: Flour making

Unless you have discovered some easy and secret way of getting white flour it will be whole meal.
Therefore 1 Kg of wheat will give you 1 Kg of flour :lol:
by Odsox
Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Bee keeping
Replies: 22
Views: 2557

Re: Bee keeping

You only take combs which are well filled and capped, leaving others less filled the the bees to continue working a feeding on. You replace the bars you remove with a single empty bar which helps restore the equilibrium in the hive. A wise beekeeper always leaves sufficient honey for his hive Yes C...