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by Weedo
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to improve my memory - PLEASE
Replies: 36
Views: 18984

Re: 101 ways to improve my memory - PLEASE

In regards to us becoming more intolerant of wheat we need to remember that the wheat we grow now is vastly different from the wheat grown 50 -100 years ago. Demands from industry and the consumer has led to ongoing breeding of wheats that contain ever higher levels of glutens (wheat proteins). The ...
by Weedo
Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Paneer tikka masala
Replies: 2
Views: 3788

Re: Paneer tikka masala

I was wondering what paneer actually was, I had never heard of it before. The little Greek lady (all 4.5 feet of her) from the fish shop I go to sometimes makes something similar for her Greek salad. Hers has an un-pronouncable Greek name and the curdling agent is a mix of white and cider vinegar. B...
by Weedo
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to improve my memory - PLEASE
Replies: 36
Views: 18984

Re: 101 ways to improve my memory - PLEASE

I don't have a gluten issue but do have a genetic propensity to stack on weight at the least diet straying. I went carb free a few months ago and have lost 10kg - the bread is the hardest, just love all sorts and the fresh, warm artisan breads were a major battle.
by Weedo
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Seasons on your patch?
Replies: 18
Views: 4166

Re: Seasons on your patch?

Spring is being brilliant for us so far, warming up nicely but still a shower or two the keep things going. Potatoes hilled, second pea & bean planting done, worm farm reactivated after winter. Time to get the tomatoes, capsicums, lettuces and carrots planted. Breeding cattle home at last so we can ...
by Weedo
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What Is For Tea?
Replies: 67
Views: 12726

Re: What Is For Tea?

Long day so a quick scrounge around amongst the stuff in the "fridge - onion, capsicum, mushroom, garlic; some silver beet from the last of the winter greens stir fried with chorizo, soy and mustard seed. Just getting into stir fry / salad season here. With the lengthening days, from now on we will ...
by Weedo
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to improve my memory - PLEASE
Replies: 36
Views: 18984

Re: 101 ways to improve my memory - PLEASE

I keep a notebook and pen in my pocket, one in the Golf and another in the ute; this is the only way I can keep track of everything (I keep all my full notebooks in desk drawer). I can't remember numbers or names (I can put a place and situation to a face every time, but not a name) but I can rememb...
by Weedo
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Saffron
Replies: 9
Views: 2929

Re: Saffron

about 10 acres to yield 1 $million wholesale annually, BUT, this equates to about 60 million corms which all have to be hand planted then hand picked in a very short window.
by Weedo
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Saffron
Replies: 9
Views: 2929

Re: Saffron

I used to grow saffron when in a more southern (moister and cooler) climate. Pretty much a set and forget plant, just remember to look after the bulb and make sure it has enough to replenish itself at the end of flowering. Definitely tweezers for picking the stigmas! The fresh stuff stains everythin...
by Weedo
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Seasons on your patch?
Replies: 18
Views: 4166

Re: Seasons on your patch?

Hi We have just come through our wet season, glad to have the gum boots off for a while (no sticky clay thankfully) No problems with autumn leaves here, our trees shed leaves, twigs and small branches in summer to conserve moisture. The River Red gums can shed massive branches (tonnes in weight) at ...
by Weedo
Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Seasons on your patch?
Replies: 18
Views: 4166

Seasons on your patch?

Hi all After reading through a lot of posts about what you are doing, I am curious about the seasons, weather and what can happen on your patch seasonally. For me, we are in our last month of spring, summer starts 1 December. Presently, everything is lush and green, day temps are topping out at low ...
by Weedo
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Greenhouse!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2145

Re: Greenhouse!!!

Re new sleepers and price etc. If it is anything like Australia, each timber sleeper (seems we are converting to concrete) is checked for integrity and if it does not meet specs then rejected (excess gum veins, checks, splits dimensions etc.). These are the new sleepers that turn up in garden retail...
by Weedo
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Anyone any ideas what this is?
Replies: 5
Views: 3410

Re: Anyone any ideas what this is?

Certainly a privet, most probably European privet ( Ligustrum vulgare ). Native to southern Europe, not sure if this includes Britain; berries are definitely poisonous and flowers can trigger hay fever like allergy. It is the compounds in the perfume rather than the pollen in this case. Privets are ...
by Weedo
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What Is For Tea?
Replies: 67
Views: 12726

Re: What Is For Tea?

Braising beef slow cooked with shallots, black peppercorns and Guinness (I always forget to buy a small bottle and get the large one - waste not want not). Done in a slow cooker for about 8 hours and served with cauliflower rice tinged with saffron.
by Weedo
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Improving Clay Soil
Replies: 11
Views: 3312

Re: Improving Clay Soil

A combination of all factors I think - aside from burying the dung, the beetles dig a lot of fairly deep holes in the process; allowing air and moisture in which stimulates (and introduces) the bugs, worms etc. (I need to work on the worms a bit more) that convert everything. The hay concentrates th...
by Weedo
Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Improving Clay Soil
Replies: 11
Views: 3312

Re: Improving Clay Soil

Related (or not) to improving clay soils I just finished cultivating a 60 acre paddock yesterday in preparation for sowing spring Lucerne. Last summer was very hot & dry and we had to hand feed most of our cattle so we used this as a "sacrifice paddock" as it has a clay band running through it. A sa...