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by Odsox
Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Freezing - to blanch or not to blanch
Replies: 10
Views: 4146

Re: Freezing - to blanch or not to blanch

I don't freeze runner beans any more, I salt them ... they taste so much better than frozen ones and a better texture too.

Things I do freeze are mainly peas and broad beans which I blanch for a couple of minutes, then when we need a pack for a meal, as soon as they come to the boil they are ready.
by Odsox
Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: MINK!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 2824

Re: MINK!!!!

Had the same problem yesterday ... my 3 hens are no more !! Like you I heard a commotion about 6 o'clock last evening and found a severely wounded chicken in the run with the other two very frightened. I shut the survivors up in their house and returned half an hour later to find them all dead with ...
by Odsox
Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the Midwest!
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: Hello from the Midwest!

Greetings.
An acre seems to get bigger the older you get :lol:
by Odsox
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New on line
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: New on line

Hi Steve & Julie
I'm miles away but welcome anyway.
by Odsox
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Re: Hello!

Greetings :sunny:
by Odsox
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Any ideas what this might be on my tomato plant?
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: Any ideas what this might be on my tomato plant?

It looks like water damage to me, did they get the early morning sun when they still had dew on their leaves ? Healthy tomatoes exude water droplets on their leaves at night and outdoor ones also get dew, both of which act like tiny magnifying glasses that burn the leaf. If it is that, then it's not...
by Odsox
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Rhubarb Seeds
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: Rhubarb Seeds

I found that when I took them out of pots, even though the plants has about 3 leaves and were less than 3 inches high, the roots were long rather than spread out. Perhaps best to use as deep a container as possible. I recently cleared the site for my new conservatory where my rhubarb had been growi...
by Odsox
Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Cherries
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Re: Cherries

I make cherry brandy from the sour Morello cherries and I never stone them for that, otherwise you wouldn't get that lovely almond flavour that comes from the stones If you're making your liqueur from brandy or any other spirits then just a wash out of the jars to get rid of stale smells, no need to...
by Odsox
Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Green Cone
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

Re: Green Cone

Well thanks, that's nice to know.
If I can recycle my meat and bone waste that would be great.
Every thing else I recycle or goes on a bonfire once a month or so.
by Odsox
Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: feeding milk to chickens?
Replies: 10
Views: 1313

Re: feeding milk to chickens?

Is it really illegal to feed food waste to chicken ?
Surely not if you eat the eggs (or the chicken) yourself or has the world gone mad.
Half of my hens diet is cooked vegetables, potato peelings and bread crusts, I think they would go on strike if I told them no more extras.
by Odsox
Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Hugh F-W fights back against T@sc@!
Replies: 35
Views: 4486

Re: Hugh F-W fights back against T@sc@!

That's right ... if you write Toss-co or even Tosco it prints OK, but put an 'e' in T***o and it has a tizzy.
by Odsox
Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: newbie to self suffiency
Replies: 11
Views: 1098

Re: newbie to self suffiency

Hi Shell and welcome to the group.

Not sure where you are in Kerry but if you can make it over the Caha Mountains to Bantry, there is a huge street market on the 1st Friday of every month where you can buy just about anything ... including chicken.
by Odsox
Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Seitan
Replies: 64
Views: 7760

Re:

T Here's the casserole recipe for you anyway Ingredients 200g Seitan Olive oil 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced 2 rings green bell pepper, sliced 2 rings red bell pepper, sliced 1 small onion, thinly sliced 1 clove garlic, diced 8 medium mushrooms, quartered 1 pint vegetable broth half teaspoon It...
by Odsox
Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Green Cone
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

Green Cone

Has anybody on this list used a Green Cone ? My in-laws brought one over last week .. apparently they are so heavily subsidised by their council they are almost giving them away. Anyway, I fitted it up today and was wondering if they really do work. Can't really see how bones disappear (magic ?) but...
by Odsox
Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: feeding milk to chickens?
Replies: 10
Views: 1313

Re: feeding milk to chickens?

I've never done it but I imagine that if you mixed chicken mash with milk it would be a very good fattening diet.
That would probably use up a couple of gallons a day.