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by Carltonian Man
Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What interesting or unusual edible plants have you grown
Replies: 57
Views: 14123

Re: What interesting or unusual edible plants have you grown

Planted multiplying onions in March. Good spring onion taste and they just keep multiplying (good job really or they'd be called something else), hopefully won't have to buy spring onion seed again.
by Carltonian Man
Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Award winning fruit vodka
Replies: 7
Views: 2118

Re: Award winning fruit vodka

I've made crab apple vodka and orange vodka along with sloe and damson gins but have found that starting with a decent quality spirit in the first place plays a part. I've had one batch being noticeably worse or harsher than another using the same recipe but using cheap "happy shopper " spirit. A r...
by Carltonian Man
Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Award winning fruit vodka
Replies: 7
Views: 2118

Re: Award winning fruit vodka

Well done you!

Have some foraged black cherries in the freezer at the moment. Would you be willing to share your prize winning recipe? Please :occasion5:
by Carltonian Man
Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Monsanto et al, at it again
Replies: 3
Views: 4900

Re: Monsanto et al, at it again

Signed, thanks for the link Niknik. If anyone is wondering about the size of the Avaaz community there's a worldwide member location map here http://avaaz.org/en/community/?reportback
by Carltonian Man
Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: lemon butter
Replies: 2
Views: 4019

Re: lemon butter

I like that idea. Thank you. :salute:
by Carltonian Man
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just for a laugh.
Replies: 49
Views: 12172

Re: Just for a laugh.

diggernotdreamer wrote:
doofaloofa wrote:Whats brown and sticky?
A stick?

What's yellow and smells like bananas?





...Monkey sick :pukeright:
by Carltonian Man
Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Advice on butternut squash
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

Re: Advice on butternut squash

I'd go with planting a metre apart too but expect them to ramble anywhere from 3 to 6 metres.
by Carltonian Man
Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Orfy - Cheshire
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Re: Orfy - Cheshire

Hi Orfy and welcome to ish :flower:
by Carltonian Man
Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How many people actually grow vegatables?
Replies: 12
Views: 2914

Re: How many people actually grow vegatables?

A survey like this can only represent those who take part. In this case 60% of participants grow their own. Certainly we're not seeing a huge grow your own boom round here, our allotment site waiting list has dropped from 38 down to about five.
by Carltonian Man
Thu May 30, 2013 5:43 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Generous freebies and learning new skills
Replies: 4
Views: 1798

Re: Generous freebies and learning new skills

Wow, very lucky you. If you do get some hare, top tip, gut them outside in the open. Also be tempted to try the heart and liver sliced and gently fried, maybe with a chopped rasher or two of smoked bacon.
by Carltonian Man
Wed May 29, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: thought i'd drop in!
Replies: 4
Views: 1209

Re: thought i'd drop in!

Welcome back Pumpy, good to see you again.
by Carltonian Man
Wed May 29, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Advice on butternut squash
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

Re: Advice on butternut squash

Butternuts can take a while to get going but once they do they're like triffids. They're very hungry plants so when planting, if possible dig a hole about a cubic foot and fill it with stable muck or good home made compost. Skim the top back over with soil to retain moisture but leave the whole thin...
by Carltonian Man
Wed May 29, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The difference a bigger kitchen can make
Replies: 13
Views: 2599

Re: The difference a bigger kitchen can make

Preparing food and cooking has always been a high point and social part of the day in our house. Even now when the kids visit they're straight in the kitchen with us to get the meal ready.
by Carltonian Man
Tue May 28, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do i get rid of ants?
Replies: 7
Views: 2023

Re: How do i get rid of ants?

Could try a sprinkling of powdered cinnamon near thresholds etc. Ants don't like to cross it.