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by patR
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Anyone on here in Czech?
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Anyone on here in Czech?

Looking to connect via internet with anyone in the czech Rep for advice and discussions please?
by patR
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Portugal Smallholding for Sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1558

Re: Portugal Smallholding for Sale

SOLD!!! as of last night we have sold... promissory signed and deposit paid this morning... what a great and efficient system they have here... Come december we are off to Spain in a motorhome for winter, then will tootle off to Czech Rep in early spring... Is there anyone from on here in Czech? :wa...
by patR
Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Portugal Smallholding for Sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1558

Re: Portugal Smallholding for Sale

Hi. Yes we always have plenty of water. Its strange really as we always thought of Portugal as being short of water, but in this area, pretty much cntral of the central area... if that makes any sense... during autumn and winter we get plenty of rain... enough so that the municipality waters the tow...
by patR
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Portugal Smallholding for Sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1558

Re: Portugal Smallholding for Sale

Hello again. Thanks for the lovely comments. Yes it has mains services, water (and a well)and electrciity, although the electrcity is basic as we always planned a wind turbine and solar panels.. We use water from the well for irrigation and suchlike. We dont have cable tv etc its not our kind of thi...
by patR
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Portugal Smallholding for Sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1558

Portugal Smallholding for Sale

Im not sure if this is the correct place to post this, if not Im sorry ... We are sadly selling up our lovely place in the sun... to hopefully downsize our land and house to similar but smaller in Czech Rep... please have a look at the website I have made about our house ... http://www.buyoursmallho...
by patR
Mon May 14, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Free summer accommodation in Central Portugal
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Free summer accommodation in Central Portugal

we are looking for someone/couple to help out on our homeholding in Portugal, we offer a comfy caravan, 2 berth 14footer, with shower, portaloo, running water electricity etc. All you buy is your gas bottles and food. We also offer some veggies when available. We ask 3 hours work per day on our land...
by patR
Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are you preserving?
Replies: 86
Views: 4646

Re: What are you preserving?

Hi Ladies... Ive been doing the same kind of thing with our glut of aubergines and green peppers, use equal quantities of tomatoes, to a chopped mix of peppers and aubergines, add the onions garlic and balsamico, and roast as normal... blitz with a hand blender and season to taste, I often add a pin...
by patR
Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bottling homemade pasta sauce
Replies: 29
Views: 6919

Re: Bottling homemade pasta sauce

I never boil my jars afterward.... I make pasta sauce, put it as hot as possible into redhot jars, cover top with layer of olive oil which acts as a seal against air getting in ... and screw on the lids... never had a problem...
by patR
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Any new marrow recipes?
Replies: 20
Views: 1815

Re: Any new marrow recipes?

Also you can add equal quantities of chopped marrow to fruit to bulk our pie fillings or jam... it takes on the taste of the other
by patR
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Red Cabbage glut
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Red Cabbage glut

We have a bit of a glut of Red Cabbage at the mo, my lovely friend Marianne, suggested this... and we love it! I served it up with pork chop and potatoes and green beans... one med red cabbage, shredded. One large onuion sliced One large cooking apple peeled and sliced finely (I cant get cooking app...
by patR
Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Peach Compote -frugal cheat
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Peach Compote -frugal cheat

Im making quite a lot of this at the moment, a neighbour has given me all her fallen peaches, and while they are the small egg size peaches, they taste heavenly. Sadly most are bruised and not great to eat fresh, so Im making compote and we'll have wonderful peach pies during winter. I am having to ...
by patR
Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are you preserving?
Replies: 86
Views: 4646

Re: What are you preserving?

Hi MMM.
Im making tons of it right now, if you leave it in the oven longer, it will go very gloopy then blitz it with a blender and put into hot jars cover top with oil and it keeps all winter, saves freezer room... such an intense flavour too...
by patR
Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: to skin or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: to skin or not?

two weeks .... oooh lovely. I thought it was October..
Looking forward to seeing you soon..
by patR
Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Natural Anti-Inflammatory
Replies: 7
Views: 1362

Re: Natural Anti-Inflammatory

Devils Claw? Simply supplements... website escapes me at the mo but very good. We get a years supply for under 20 pounds...
by patR
Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Being eaten alive.
Replies: 35
Views: 3864

Re: Being eaten alive.

Hopefully this will all be sorted out by now but just as a thought, for the being bitten problem. Try buying a bottle of Citronella essential oil , and putting a few drops in your bath water every day, you'll smell lemoney and nice and bugs hate it... I make a bug screen for my husband who gets bitt...

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