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by fruitfly
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Black beans
Replies: 22
Views: 7484

Re: Black beans

Could you cook them in as little water as possible, thus making the colour of beans and water less insipid looking, then add something with colour, or food colouring to make it more purple or brown or something... or, with the least amount of water, it won't be such a waste to chuck it, then you can...
by fruitfly
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: 101 ways to use a pressure cooker...
Replies: 26
Views: 9347

Re: 101 ways to use a pressure cooker...

Soaked chickpeas and beans could be kept on as bean sprouts, or at the right time of year they can be planted out for some unusual plants. The pressure cooker has been around since the middle ages so it's been a very handy item to have in the kitchen for a very long time! Whole chickens, steamed pud...
by fruitfly
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: knitting help...
Replies: 6
Views: 2282

Re: knitting help...

I used to have a book ages ago by Merce Stanley, I think her name was. Possibly a Batsford book that's probably out of print now but definitely for accomplished knitters.
by fruitfly
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Smart phones
Replies: 13
Views: 4804

Re: Smart phones

I don't know what the difficulty could be in producing a flipping smart phone for the market here - they appear to manage it for the Far East.
by fruitfly
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Radish and turnip
Replies: 4
Views: 2119

Re: Radish and turnip

Yes, indeed. The radish seed have started to sprout and the turnip tops have grown a good centimetre since I put them in a saucer of water!
by fruitfly
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Easy orange cake
Replies: 3
Views: 2862

Re: Easy orange cake

Yes, pips are removed, the rest goes in - peel and pith included.
by fruitfly
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Easy orange cake
Replies: 3
Views: 2862

Easy orange cake

I thought I'd share this orange cake recipe I found on an Australian website a few years ago - I'm afraid it uses cup measures: 1 whole orange cut up and popped in the food processor, whizz around and add a cup of sugar, a cup of oil and 3 eggs (I only use 2), then 2 cups of self-raising. Chocolate ...
by fruitfly
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Does Himalayan Salt kill Sourdough Starters?
Replies: 14
Views: 4797

Re: Does Himalayan Salt kill Sourdough Starters?

Getting a loaf of bread out of very few ingredients and little effort is easier than I thought. I had started by putting flour and yeast in a bowl, something came up and the bowl was left covered for a few days as I still hadn't got around to it. Then I couldn't be bothered with it all so I added wa...
by fruitfly
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread
Replies: 10
Views: 3850

Re: Bread

The Farmhouse Kitchen (ITV) recipe book is one I had - I wouldn't mind watching repeats of that programme again. The modern cookery programmes are enjoyable enough, but it would be nice to see cookery your average person can learn to get stuck into in their bog standard kitchen on ordinary work days...
by fruitfly
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread
Replies: 10
Views: 3850

Re: Bread

If others are interested in this book, it's available online from many suppliers at about £3.00, incl. posting.
by fruitfly
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you growing this year (2017)
Replies: 18
Views: 4953

Re: What are you growing this year (2017)

I'm chitting Kestrel and Swift, potatoes that haven't been mentioned - I hope i haven't made a bad choice just 'cause they were cheap at Wilko's...
by fruitfly
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What's wrong with fennel?
Replies: 15
Views: 5423

What's wrong with fennel?

I've planted some fennel seeds in trays and I've just read, in an article about companion planting, that you shouldn't grown fennel near any other food crops but it doesn't say why not - what harm can it do??
by fruitfly
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: spathiphyllum and anthurium
Replies: 3
Views: 2976

spathiphyllum and anthurium

Can these plants be grown outside in the SE?
by fruitfly
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Radish and turnip
Replies: 4
Views: 2119

Radish and turnip

1. I bought some new radish seed before coming across some old ones in the shed. Regarding the old ones, will they be safe to eat as microgreens, either up to a cress-like point or with a few more leaves (assuming they are still viable), and 2. in an effort to get a wee bit more for my money, am I l...
by fruitfly
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Smart phones
Replies: 13
Views: 4804

Re: Smart phones

It's an Alcatel OneTouch 20.12G that I want to replace my old Alcatel OneTouch 20.12G with. The online chat support of Carphone Warehouse said it was a smart phone.