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by Odsox
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread flour question
Replies: 20
Views: 985

Re: Bread flour question

The only reason for yeast to stop working is if it is starved or exhausted. In such a short process it's unlikely to starve, especially as you add honey to activate it (+ sugar in the recipe?). If there's too much sugar around the yeast will feast and then collapse, rather like me at Christmas, but...
by Odsox
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread flour question
Replies: 20
Views: 985

Re: Bread flour question

certainly give it a first rise in the bowl then another proof in the tin/tray or whatever. No, I haven't done that for at least 25 years GA, I started doing it text book but did an experiment (again :iconbiggrin: ) by comparing bread that was proved twice against just the one rise. OK, it probably ...
by Odsox
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread flour question
Replies: 20
Views: 985

Re: Bread flour question

One of each, you'll have to guess which one is which :iconbiggrin:
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by Odsox
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread flour question
Replies: 20
Views: 985

Bread flour question

I know there is at least one member of this forum who knows more about bread making than I do. So, I have a weird problem that I can't work out the reason for. I have been making my own bread continuously since the mid '80s, so I've made quite a few loaves. I now make my bread with the help of our K...
by Odsox
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 17
Views: 1230

Re: Vegetarian diet

Green Aura wrote:....and now you've got a tasty vegan bacon recipe - better start growing the soya beans.:lol:
Err no.
I'll substitute the bacon for tasty smoked streaky rashers :lol:
by Odsox
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 17
Views: 1230

Re: Vegetarian diet

I really posted this as I was surprised just how many of these "super foods" I actually grow. Discounting all the tropical fruit and fish, I grow every year #7 Swiss chard, #9 Beet greens (as I grow beetroot), #11 & #44 Parsley, #15 Peas, #18 Spring onions, #19 (some times) Red Cabbage, #26 Basil, #...
by Odsox
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 17
Views: 1230

Vegetarian diet

I think I have just found the (almost) perfect vegetarian diet for me. It's mainly all the stuff I can grow myself, plus pork fat .. and therefore must include streaky bacon rashers. :cheers: Not sure "proper" vegetarians would approve and it's certainly not the intention of the authors. Nevertheles...
by Odsox
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: pruning fruit trees do i need a wound healer ?
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: pruning fruit trees do i need a wound healer ?

It's a typo I think .... cut them so they don't collect water ....
i.e. cut them at an angle.
by Odsox
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: attaching a photo?
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: attaching a photo?

Yes that's right, or at least that's what I do as well.
Select the "Attachments" tab under the box you're typing your text and then "Add files" and select your picture.
Then when it has been uploaded to the server you select "Place inline" where you want your picture to appear (where the cursor is)
by Odsox
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Newbie here :)
Replies: 12
Views: 1192

Re: Newbie here :)

Here's a link, although I realise it's nearly 4 years out of date.
http://www.dailyedge.ie/cheapest-houses ... 7-Jun2014/
by Odsox
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Newbie here :)
Replies: 12
Views: 1192

Re: Newbie here :)

Hi there, welcome to our little Forum. :wave: Is it difficult (legally) to live self sufficiently in a Yurt in the UK or Ireland I think it's still pretty relaxed on this side of the border. There is a caravan on a small plot right by the road not far from here. It's been there, lived in, for a few ...
by Odsox
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 1542

Re: Forum upgrade

Very true, and I see that GA also joined in 2008, so it's triply true.
Those poor tomatoes didn't see what was coming .. :lol:
by Odsox
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 27
Views: 3459

Re: Composty questions

What is a right pain is the plastic you find in seaweed, especially fishing line. The larger plastic pieces are not so bad to remove before you spread the seaweed on the beds, but the fishing line is orange and impossible to spot amongst the bronze seaweed. I haven't collected any seaweed for a coup...
by Odsox
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Flavour of supermarket veg
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Flavour of supermarket veg

Producing for money often leads to lower quality I suspect you're right Flo. Supermarkets are very good at insisting on the lowest price and consumers have come to expect low produce prices as a norm. Taking those tomatoes for instance, as you said earlier, the cost of production must be rock botto...
by Odsox
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Flavour of supermarket veg
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Flavour of supermarket veg

A couple of weeks ago when we were in town we had lunch, which was a filled baked potato (which was nice) and "salad", which consisted of half a dozen wafer thin slices of tomato and a lump of coleslaw. The tomato was absolutely tasteless, less taste than a glass of water, which raises the question ...