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by ina
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 42
Views: 2954

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

.....and chillies, mustn't forget the chillies. I found a packet of chillie seeds that I've "inherited"... Think I need to try and grow some next year. Just never seem to have luck with anything like a greenhouse - and don't know whether I'd get enough sun (and warmth) on my windowsills. ...
by ina
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: extracts vs liqueurs
Replies: 13
Views: 956

Re: extracts vs liqueurs

Thanks - I shall keep my eyes open...
by ina
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: extracts vs liqueurs
Replies: 13
Views: 956

Re: extracts vs liqueurs

alcohol (95% abv spiritus from the local Polish shop) Is it legal to sell that here? I used to make cherry liqueur with it in Germany (since cherries - sour ones - have loads of juice it comes out not too strong), but have never been able to get it here. Even the 55% rum I used to use for Rumtopf w...
by ina
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Hopless Ale
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: Hopless Ale

I read the title as "hopeless ale"... :mrgreen:

Well, I hope it's not! Sounds interesting.
by ina
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Productive fermenting day
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: Productive fermenting day

That's what my friend did - used ground caraway for those who are against it and didn't tell them about it... And it does help with digestion of all things cabbagey. I wouldn't put caraway in sauerkraut, though - only onions and juniper berries. A lot of people seem to think that certain food stuffs...
by ina
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: extracts vs liqueurs
Replies: 13
Views: 956

Re: extracts vs liqueurs

Do you know what I am thinking, reading all this? Too much fuss! I'd rather nibble the cocoa nibs while drinking a nice glass of cognac with it... ;)

No doubt your liqueur will be really nice, though!
by ina
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Productive fermenting day
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: Productive fermenting day

I don't pound it any more. I sprinkle the cabbage with salt and massage it for a few minutes. That's what I do to make a kind of coleslaw - Yugoslavian style... Well, it was a lady from there who I have the recipe from. After massaging it, add chopped onion, caraway seeds (ground if you don't like ...
by ina
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 5922

Re: Someone say something

The only truly dwarf broad beans that I know of Ina are Sutton. Sounds familiar. They did certainly not take over anything... Not a single bean this year! Back to whatever I had before next year, even if I have to stake them. It's been an odd broad bean year here - it may be nothing that you or the...
by ina
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 5922

Re: Someone say something

Odsox wrote:
ina wrote:They were a dwarf one, though.

The only truly dwarf broad beans that I know of Ina are Sutton.


Sounds familiar. They did certainly not take over anything... Not a single bean this year!

Back to whatever I had before next year, even if I have to stake them.
by ina
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 5922

Re: Someone say something

We are going to try to find the same variety again, if we can remember what it was. That's always my problem, too - never remember what variety I grew, whether it was a dud or particularly good! I had dud broad beans last year - planted rest of bag this year, and same problem... Can I remember what...
by ina
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Berkshire!
Replies: 6
Views: 923

Re: Hello from Berkshire!

.. and I guess you like your currants? So do I - particularly the black ones I'm just picking!

Welcome to -ish.
by ina
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Need a change of lifestyle
Replies: 18
Views: 1813

Re: Need a change of lifestyle

Politically digestible those new meanings might be - personally digestible is a different question...
by ina
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Re: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040

I also fear that charging up (overnight especially) will be open to all sorts of vandalism... Will it just need some kids with big bolt cutters to walk around at night and, er, disconnect dozens of vehicles from their charging point? Or is it even easier - just pull out the plug? How does that work?...
by ina
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Need a change of lifestyle
Replies: 18
Views: 1813

Re: Need a change of lifestyle

Thanks for that, Weedo, but that's the main problem. Sanity and reason seem to be in very short supply at the moment. :roll: Unfortunately, I have to agree. Common sense has gone out the window... Now it's on the news again that most of our vets are from the EU. (I'd heard before that almost all ou...
by ina
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Best place to grow tomatoes
Replies: 14
Views: 1589

Re: Best place to grow tomatoes

I have those memories of the most delicious tomato salad in France... Straight from the garden. They had an old variety there which had been passed on between farmers - they were huuuuuge; one tomato was enough for salad for four people! And the flavour - never had anything like it anywhere else. I ...

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