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by patR
Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:15 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?

Ive been roasting tons of toms with garlic and basil for puree, plus making tons of passata. And have managed to sundry a large jar (5 kilo) full. I dont put them in oil I keep them dry till the night before I want them. Marrow and apple, chutney, Blackberry and apple jam, blackberries in syrup. Pea...
by patR
Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:06 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?

Hi Mate, long time no see.... or hear..
Im busy roasting tons for puree, and I never bother, just give it a bit of a wizz with the hand blender... :salute:
by patR
Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Defrosting the fridge freezer
Replies: 12
Views: 2259

Re: Defrosting the fridge freezer

While I was out(as it was something I would never have contemplated doing..) my OH defrosted my large chest freezer, with a heat gun and a scraper.... it took less than an hour... When I came home I couldnt believe it... fantastic... Its my most hated job.. Mind you... if he had told me how he plann...
by patR
Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Contraception and St Johns Wart rant
Replies: 17
Views: 2776

Re: Contraception and St Johns Wart rant

There are actually lots of prescribed medicine that you shouldnt mix with St J.W.
Heart pills and other serious meds... people really really should check, then check again before taking herbal remedies if they are on ANY kind of prescribed medication...
by patR
Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Liqueur recipies wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Re: Liqueur recipies wanted

Last spring I made a fennel digestivo... wonderful stuff and its quick too... Just stuff as much of the fluffy green tops , nice fresh green ones into a big jar, cover with spirit, I used aguadente as we are in Portugal and its cheap, leave in a warmish place for two months, strain, add around a pou...
by patR
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are we all having for dinner?
Replies: 452
Views: 47969

Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Bacon & Pasta big soup. Chunks of carrots, onion garlic potato split peas and pearl barley, with small chunks of my home cured bacon all cooked up and then sprinkle in a good handful of coucus pasta ... yummy with homemade soda bread... I didnt know you could plant bought peanuts? I often get th...
by patR
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Making bacon
Replies: 58
Views: 5300

Re: Making bacon

Does anyone know wether leaving it longer to dry after the final wash off will make it less salty.. I only left ours two days as I just couldnt wait ...
by patR
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Making bacon
Replies: 58
Views: 5300

Re: Making bacon

well we ate some of my first attempt on sunday ... not bad at all. A tad on the salty side for us, but Im going to play around with the mix and see if I can sort that out for next time. But generally a good effort and defo something I'll do again..
by patR
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: steam juicers
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: steam juicers

She's a good friend who helps me a lot already and I dont feel I could ask her for even more favours... plus she has everything I could barter and more...
by patR
Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: steam juicers
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: steam juicers

Hi. The reason I asked about this is my swiss neighbour has one and adores it. she uses it to juice her grapes and soft fruit, I tried a couple of bottles she made that were left from the season before last... she doesnt thin it down and it was heavenly... and the point is, for me anyway, is that yo...
by patR
Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Tangerines
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: Tangerines

Thanks for the ideas, Im still juicing, but the windfalls have slowed down now. Ive also done some in aguadente with cloves and suger to make a liquer... OH tried it the other day and shuddered.... :drunken:
Oh well I think it needs a while longer yet... :sunny:
by patR
Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: steam juicers
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: steam juicers

Does no one have one?
by patR
Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Tangerines
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: Tangerines

Hi. We pruned it RADICALLY about 3 years ago, it was very big and seemed to have outgrown its strengh as what little fruit it bore were dry and tasteless, now we have tons and they are lovely... Sadly my lemon tree is only just starting to recover after two horrible winters, we have about a doz lemo...
by patR
Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: steam juicers
Replies: 8
Views: 638

steam juicers

Has anyone got one of these seemingly good things... and what do you think of it.. Im looking for one to make grape jiuce... but would like an opinion from a user first..
by patR
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Tangerines
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: Tangerines

Ooooh I like the liquer idea... I already make a fennel one in the spring, and a cherry one but hadnt thought of the tangerines... I have Aguadente instead of vodka though ... hmmmm I already give to friends but most people here have some much citrus they dont want more.. I may try a little marmalad...

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