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by JeremyinCzechRep
Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Wait for the rosehips
Replies: 11
Views: 3201

Re: Wait for the rosehips

I went out with a friend last weekend and we picked 6 kilos of rosehips in about 2 hours. One big change is that I tried out some gloves that I bought locally. They are cotton gloves (available from http://tidd.ly/e0dc655a ) that have been dipped in a latex solution. This means they kept my hands wa...
by JeremyinCzechRep
Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: How do you cook chestnuts in an oven?
Replies: 10
Views: 1652

Re: How do you cook chestnuts in an oven?

I love the smell of roasted chestnuts but am not wild about the taste. However I am wild about parsnip and chestnut soup so if you have plenty of chestnuts, give it a go: http://www.jeremytaylor.eu/chestnut_soup.htm
by JeremyinCzechRep
Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: First time - green tomato chutney
Replies: 4
Views: 890

First time - green tomato chutney

My tomatoes decided they didn't want to turn red this year so sat waiting to drop off and rot. While most of them were still in reasonable condition, I picked them (about 10 kilos) and made two batches of green tomato chutney based on my Spicy pumpkin chutney recipe . What a pleasant surprise! What ...
by JeremyinCzechRep
Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: What happened to my Blueberries?
Replies: 10
Views: 1665

Re: What happened to my Blueberries?

Have you considered using rainwater? It contains less calcium and less chlorine, is cheaper and is (usually) available in abundance in the UK.
by JeremyinCzechRep
Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Making Carrot Juice
Replies: 4
Views: 826

Re: Making Carrot Juice

I was pleasantly surprised how much juice I got. And I also threw the leftover bits into a carrot cake so nothing was wasted.
by JeremyinCzechRep
Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Making Carrot Juice
Replies: 4
Views: 826

Re: Making Carrot Juice

Do they need to be boiled at all? I just push mine into a juicing machine and it produces delicious juice.
by JeremyinCzechRep
Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Courgette Plants
Replies: 9
Views: 1823

Re: Courgette Plants

Interesting that the BBC call it a courgette although in the photo it is 14 inches long.
by JeremyinCzechRep
Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:25 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Courgette Plants
Replies: 9
Views: 1823

Re: Courgette Plants

Some people may have seen this story http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11401167 in the news. So a lack of courgettes could leave you vulnerable to attacks from bears.
by JeremyinCzechRep
Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Wait for the rosehips
Replies: 11
Views: 3201

Re: Wait for the rosehips

Any frosts in the UK yet? The temperature at night is pretty low in the Czech Republic but not yet below zero where I am. I cycled to the next village this morning and saw loads of beautiful rosehips. Looks like it is going to be a good crop this year!
by JeremyinCzechRep
Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:39 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: butternuts
Replies: 18
Views: 2223

Re: butternuts

Lots of things can be done with courgettes. Have a look at this book.
by JeremyinCzechRep
Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Most hated vegetable Poll
Replies: 45
Views: 5413

Re: Most hated vegetable Poll

I think HerbalHolly was being far too generous to celeriac when she called it a 'ball of root puke'. It's MUCH worse than that.
by JeremyinCzechRep
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Bay boletus - how to tell whether they are mouldy
Replies: 1
Views: 739

Bay boletus - how to tell whether they are mouldy

I've seen bay boletus in many different countries and they frequently seem to go mouldy - the lovely yellow honeycomb becomes a dull grey or brown - and they are frequently riddled with maggots. I have noticed that the ones which are mouldy/maggoty, tend to have damp caps. So now, when picking, I fe...
by JeremyinCzechRep
Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Wait for the rosehips
Replies: 11
Views: 3201

Wait for the rosehips

My website has had loads of hits for people looking for rosehip syrup recipes. If you're in the UK, I don't think the rosehips are ready yet - they are probably still green. I would wait until the first frost - probably the end of October or early november, depending on where you live. The syrup is ...
by JeremyinCzechRep
Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Poppy Seeds
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

Re: Poppy Seeds

How do you know when they are ripe? I've got some heads in my garden - I'd like to harvest them before they pop and send the seeds all over my garden.
by JeremyinCzechRep
Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: elderflower cordial
Replies: 5
Views: 1171

Re: elderflower cordial

Welshmum, good to see you found my recipe. I now have a new version: http://www.jeremytaylor.eu/elderflower_syrup.htm My version uses more sugar than other recipes but that means that the syrup is less likely to go mouldy. The drink is amazingly refreshing - experiment with the amount of lemon juice...