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by ina
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 14
Views: 2245

Re: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?

Bought my annual ration of chestnuts - cooked, sealed - today... That'll do me for Xmas.
by ina
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Fashion for frugal blogs
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Re: The Fashion for frugal blogs

The latter, I suspect. Which of course means that as they are now even richer, it's even easier for them to be frugal... ;) And feel very smug about it - they are just so much better human beings than the rest of us!
by ina
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Fashion for frugal blogs
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Re: The Fashion for frugal blogs

Well - it helps to be quite rich if you want to be fully self sufficient...
by ina
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 14
Views: 2245

Re: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?

I suppose charcoal would do for the "authentic" burnt taste? I remember the lady who sold them in the streets of London a long time ago... To be more exact, just outside Foyle's in 1977/78. I sometimes bought a paper bag of them for my lunch, and I am sure they used charcoal. Like Flo, I buy a packe...
by ina
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 1988

Re: Ophelia

Good that's over for now. Glad to here everybody is OK. The worst we had of it was the fog Monday night...
by ina
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 1988

Re: Ophelia

Keeping my fingers crossed for you! We seem to be missing the worst of it, again. They've even taken the yellow warning off that had been on for tomorrow.
by ina
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A slug with a sense of humour
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: A slug with a sense of humour

Lovely! ;)
by ina
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This board ain't self sufficient
Replies: 24
Views: 2622

Re: This board ain't self sufficient

Sorry - just don't seem to have anything to say at the moment...
by ina
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Smartflower?
Replies: 7
Views: 1515

Smartflower?

Has anybody seen one of these in action? They seem to make more sense than rooftop installation, as they can (potentially) make use of the sun all day.

https://www.smartflower.com/en

You do need quite a large garden, though. And I wonder how they would cope with "normal" Scottish wind conditions.
by ina
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 42
Views: 4472

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. Quite apar...
by ina
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: extracts vs liqueurs
Replies: 13
Views: 1592

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: 1592

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: 1229

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: 929

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: 1592

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!