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by ina
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 42
Views: 26862

Re: For saving money around the house!

I've spent a lot more on food than before lockdown. The local Coop is around 50% more expensive than where I usually buy food, and of course prices have gone up quite noticeably, too. So far I've not been wanting to use the bus, but I think I will have to do so soon.
by ina
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing runner beans
Replies: 12
Views: 2127

Re: Growing runner beans

Gales are stripping everything in my garden at the moment... :?
by ina
Mon May 11, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 138
Views: 56933

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Not happy with my courgettes though, trying a new (to me) variety and after producing about 3 fruits per plant have now stopped. Still producing male flowers but no females. Haven't planted mine out yet - still danger of frost! Should get a bit warmer later this week, so I'll chance it then. With s...
by ina
Mon May 11, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 138
Views: 56933

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Perennial broccoli. Almost more than I want already...
by ina
Thu May 07, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 14897

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

I bet it'll be different every time you make it!
by ina
Thu May 07, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling hoarded fabrics
Replies: 19
Views: 9723

Re: Recycling hoarded fabrics

Thanks, Maggie - I'd seen that one before, but I don't really trust it not to fall apart at some awkward moment! And my coffee filters won't go for any mask; they are difficult enough (and bloody expensive) to get in this country as it is... Somebody suggested hoover bags, too. Well, the last time I...
by ina
Thu May 07, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 14897

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

I'm always stunned by how few people cook. For a while it seemed to be a badge of success to proudly announce someone's kitchen was never used! So if people are learning to grow, prepare and cook their own food there might be a small silver lining to this horrible time. I wonder if it will last? Co...
by ina
Thu May 07, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling hoarded fabrics
Replies: 19
Views: 9723

Re: Recycling hoarded fabrics

What my mother used to do - cut those sheets in half down the middle and sow them back together inside out. You do have a slightly annoying seam down the middle, but the sheets will last another few years. They were known as Sides to Middles in our house, if you made a careful French seam there was...
by ina
Wed May 06, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rusty tools
Replies: 30
Views: 16762

Re: Rusty tools

Yep, old stuff is best. I have a wonderful old pen knife - one of my father's - probably from just after the war. Still sharp as anything, and strong - and it's seen a bit of abuse... (And apart from tools - just pulled out all my old sheets, looking for something to use for masks: I have 2 inside-o...
by ina
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: No tomato pasta ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 2422

Re: No tomato pasta ideas?

I often have pasta with leek - mainly because it's quick and easy. Slice leek fairly thinly (1/2 cm or so), lightly cook in olive oil (or butter), season to taste... Add as much cheese as you like! And a friend of mine always makes pesto with lovage. It is very nice - haven't made it yet myself, but...
by ina
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 22563

Re: Self Isolation

And me. Always said I am an antisocial bastard...

Find all that "people missing the touching/hugging" really strange. Hugging always makes me feel uncomfortable, so it's actually great that people can't catch me unawares!
by ina
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 14897

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

I mostly sprout lentils.
by ina
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Garden revamp
Replies: 8
Views: 2849

Re: Garden revamp

What kind of green house are you getting?
by ina
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 14897

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

The Coop had Tunnock's Caramel wafers tonight!!! I almost bought some - but I don't really like them... It's weird what stuff they have and what they don't. At the moment, an extra display of Walker's shortbread etc - and they don't usually sell that. Plus, as far as I know Walker's had stopped prod...
by ina
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 7597

Re: Experimentalish

Thanks - I'm looking forward to that crop, sounds like just the right thing for me!