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by hmk
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Hearth cooking! It worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 4381

Re: Hearth cooking! It worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No problem! Hope the seller will ship one to you. I can recommend banana, sugar and cinnamon/nutmeg when you get bored of cheese!

HMK
by hmk
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: New Ducks!
Replies: 18
Views: 4159

Re: New Ducks!

Just to re-emphasise,it really is worth putting something around the perimeter of your pond that they walk on rather than go straight from grass/soil/mud to pond,even a flat bit of wood is better than nothing,but the sort of stuff with holes in it that you wipe your feet on outside the back door an...
by hmk
Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: New Ducks!
Replies: 18
Views: 4159

Re: New Ducks!

We've (semi) trained ours to go to bed when they're told. They'd rather sleep next to their pond (bottom half of a tortoise sandpit the local playgroup were going to throw away because it has no lid, so not quite as safe in the middle as they might think...) but if you say 'bed!' loudly as you heard...
by hmk
Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What new things are you planting/trying?
Replies: 17
Views: 4051

Re: What new things are you planting/trying?

Jerusalem artichokes make a good water-chestnut substitute in chinese dishes, but are a bit of a bu&&er to peel. There are two types of JA. Can't remember the names but the smooth variety peels like a spud. Love 'em Fuseau? Alys Fowler says if your JA's are invasive you're not eating enough of them...
by hmk
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Hearth cooking! It worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 4381

Re: Hearth cooking! It worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Much as I'd hate to promote consumerism, I have one of these http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/diablo-sandwich-toaster/ and it's great for cooking little pies over (or ineed under - I haven't tried it that way) the fire. Ha! Looks great...I'd like one square-ish in shape with a longer handle. Good ide...
by hmk
Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: mulching, your thoughts are required.....
Replies: 14
Views: 3227

Re: mulching, your thoughts are required.....

I have been thinking of not digging my ridiculously overgrown potato patch and just planting the pots, mulching with horse manure and putting black plastic over it all, then cutting the holes when the leaves come through. I am hoping this will kill all of the grass growing underneath. But I am just...
by hmk
Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Good Life is rubbish so shop in A5da.
Replies: 90
Views: 11524

Re: The Good Life is rubbish so shop in A5da.

And I am going to try to get 'oligopoly' into a conversation tomorrow :iconbiggrin: Except I really really want to say ogliopoly.... HMK Oh dear. :oops: I had had a couple at that point. A small celebration had been undertaken.... Don't be sorry! I love new words :iconbiggrin: And I'd be quite chuf...
by hmk
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Good Life is rubbish so shop in A5da.
Replies: 90
Views: 11524

Re: The Good Life is rubbish so shop in A5da.

And guess what my mum will greet me with the next time I see her :roll: She says she agrees with my principles but whenever there's an article like this it gets saved for me. And I am going to try to get 'oligopoly' into a conversation tomorrow :iconbiggrin: Except I really really want to say ogliop...
by hmk
Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:43 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Eco-friendly meat?
Replies: 4
Views: 1060

Re: Eco-friendly meat?

I don't know that one type of meat is more eco-friendly than another. There must be so many variables I wouldn't fancy calculating it. Pheasant sounds good, but those I've had have had crops stuffed full of corn- not ideal when that could go to feed people, and where did the pheasant food come from?...
by hmk
Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Autumnwatch unsprung 14th October 2010
Replies: 38
Views: 16223

Re: Autumnwatch unsprung 14th October 2010

Well done Andy.

I thought you came across really well, when they'd let you finish a sentence. I'm off to email Autumnwatch to tell them to show the rest :icon_smile:

I got 2/4 in the quiz too- didn't get the Woodcock and said coots foot...

HMK
by hmk
Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: hawthorn
Replies: 9
Views: 2900

Re: hawthorn

I'm planning HFW's Haw-sin sauce- http://www.channel4.com/food/recipes/ch ... e_p_1.html

HMK
by hmk
Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Pear jam?
Replies: 22
Views: 3935

Re: Pear jam?

Anyway in the meantime I am munching away on peaches and hmk my cellar-cum-laundry/mud room is getting rather full of apples for storing, peaches and windfalls for cooking with. No room in the kitchen cos that's full of tomatoes! Lol! Sorry to hear about your tree. DH and his friends are off apple ...
by hmk
Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Pear jam?
Replies: 22
Views: 3935

Re: Pear jam?

I wouldn't mind being inundated with peaches :mrgreen: I have apples...everywhere. In the shed, ready to be turned into cider; bags of eating apples ready to be wrapped and stored in the hallway; bags of misc apples in the kitchen; apple rings and leather in the dehydrator; apple and blackberries on...
by hmk
Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Pear jam?
Replies: 22
Views: 3935

Re: Pear jam?

The Pear and lemon jam on the Cottage Smallholder site that SusieGee linked to is delicious. Fiona has some great recipes on her site, and I highly recommend that one.

HMK
by hmk
Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Please, how do I make Blaand?
Replies: 27
Views: 30776

Re: Please, how do I make Blaand?

Perhaps if one doesn't quaff enough it might explode but we all know the answer to that one. " It's alright dear I'm just stopping the cottage from exploding" :lol: :lol: :lol: Self-fermenting dairy by-product that may explode if you don't drink enough. Call me unadventurous, but ricotta sounds lik...