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by JeremyinCzechRep
Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Conker Season
Replies: 22
Views: 5836

Sweet chestnut recipe

I found a load of sweet chestnuts while cycling in the Pyrenees. Not sure what to do with them I took them home and made a soup with parsnips. It was de - licious! Just make sure after you've boiled them, cut them in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Don't try to open them with your nails. ...
by JeremyinCzechRep
Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Ahoj from the Czech Republic!
Replies: 14
Views: 994

Re: Ahoj from the Czech Republic!

Which is ironic, as there are a lot of people who are 50-90% self sufficient here. In my village lots of people have rabbits and chickens. My neighbour has a couple of lambs. Almost everyone grows their own vegetables and mushrooming season is a joy. Travelling on the train back from the hills there...
by JeremyinCzechRep
Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Strawberry-eating mice
Replies: 15
Views: 4111

Re: Strawberry-eating mice

I had mice in my house last year and traps baited with cheese weren't successful but someone recommended chocolate and it was very effective. I still get mice in the garden but the house has been mouse-free for a while now.
by JeremyinCzechRep
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Ahoj from the Czech Republic!
Replies: 14
Views: 994

Re: Ahoj from the Czech Republic!

I'm enjoying it! Friendly people - at least the ones I've met so far...
by JeremyinCzechRep
Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Heaps and Heaps of Hips...
Replies: 17
Views: 4748

Re: Heaps and Heaps of Hips...

I've heard rosehip wine is difficult to make and needs to be left for a couple of years to be drinkable (though is then quite good). I am a rosehip syrup man myself. It is not only heaving with vitamin C (20 times more than oranges) it is also delicious. Try drinking a hot mug of rosehip syrup by yo...
by JeremyinCzechRep
Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Ahoj from the Czech Republic!
Replies: 14
Views: 994

Re: Ahoj from the Czech Republic!

Thanks! I have to be careful what I say or every Tom, Barbara and Margo will move out here...
by JeremyinCzechRep
Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Ahoj from the Czech Republic!
Replies: 14
Views: 994

Ahoj from the Czech Republic!

Hi all,
I'm Jeremy in the Czech Republic. I bought a house here two years ago and have 32 trees in my back garden and plenty of room for growing vegetables and a lovely rich dark soil to grow them in. Very cold winters (minus 20!) and warm summers (up to about 35). No regrets about moving here.