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by ina
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 9143

Re: Self Isolation

I'm getting a bit annoyed at this... So last night at half past nine our boss sent an email round to all staff that we were only allowed in today until 12, to pick up things we might need or tidy etc, and then only essential staff would be allowed to stay on (there's some projects ongoing that can't...
by ina
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 9143

Re: Self Isolation

Weedo wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:00 pm
Y However, my personal, private, no you can't visit beach is still open - all it lacks is salt, surf, lifesavers and sharks.
Can't see anything wrong with that! :mrgreen:
by ina
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our time has come?
Replies: 4
Views: 843

Re: Our time has come?

I was back at work today, and on the way home I thought this is almost a situation as it was after the war, and then for decades in the GDR. You always had a bag with you when you were out; if you passed a shop, you went in just in case they'd got something in, and if you saw a queue you joined it, ...
by ina
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 4037

Re: Experimentalish

At least some of that is edible... We might yet be grateful for anything to eat!
by ina
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 43
Views: 4879

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Green Aura wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:38 pm
As far as I know, Bernard, the cooking liquor from any bean will do. The usual one is chickpea liquor but I've used gungo pea and black turtle beans and they work well, albeit a strange colour.
Hey - natural food colouring! I can just imagine multi-coloured vegan meringue...
by ina
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 11521

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Fruit and veg still plenty here - bread only seeded sour dough! But I rarely eat bread anyway, unless it's 100% rye, and I couldn't get to Dundee farmers' market today, where they sell that wonderful stuff... We have a small community shop, linked to Grampian FairShare (I think that's what they are ...
by ina
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 23
Views: 3751

Re: Allotment the 2nd

Does the black bag in the sun trick work, like it does for other perennial weeds? Could try that - but I suppose the council will get onto me then because of all that rubbish in the garden! :mrgreen: Somehow I just hate to put anything green into landfill...Which is stupid, because it would kind of...
by ina
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 43
Views: 4879

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

And don't forget to retain the bean cooking liquor (aquafaba) for other purposes. It makes a fantastic egg white substitute for vegan recipes etc. Just wondering whether the somewhat gloopy liquid out of tins of beans would do that, too? Might come in handy if we can't get eggs... Actually, the cur...
by ina
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 11521

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

I've just been shopping for the first time in a week. Even our small local Coop has a lot of empty shelves... No decent oat cakes, no decaf coffee or tea, no tins of tomatoes... But - the first local strawberries! So far they seem to have enough staff to pick them; no doubt that will change when the...
by ina
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 23
Views: 3751

Re: Allotment the 2nd

That may well be, but burning is not possible here. Drowning, maybe? Or, I suppose, there's those little garden incinerators... Might have to look into that.
by ina
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 43
Views: 4879

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Lunch today - stir fry and brown Basmati rice - using ancient storeroom stuff like bamboo shoots with a sell-by date of 31/12/2015 (I survived the first half of the jar, so I'm hoping I'll survive the rest as well!), and some withered veg like carrots and cabbage, and lentil sprouts... Recently I ha...
by ina
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 23
Views: 3751

Re: Allotment the 2nd

Btw - that reminds me - what do you do with couch grass once you've dug it up? I always used to think if I compost it for long enough, it'll kill it. But I've no long-term space in compost bins at the moment.
by ina
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 4037

Re: Experimentalish

Brilliant set up!

Somebody gave me Blue Lake, just a few seeds, and they've been sitting around for a year, as I don't know whether they are climbing or not! So now I know. :)
by ina
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 4037

Re: Experimentalish

Looks excellent! Just had a look around my garden - there's so much couch grass growing over far too many things... Sigh. I don't know what to do with the grass once I've pulled it. Oh well, bit by bit, a little very day - still get exhausted far too quickly. But I do have perennial broccoli this ye...
by ina
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 4037

Re: Experimentalish

I had been wondering whether peas maybe don't like the competition from another legume? Has anybody tried to grow it with some other legume?

And Maggie - should you ever find a use for thistles, you'll be hailed as a new Scottish hero! :mrgreen: