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by okra
Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Knighthood?
Replies: 17
Views: 3106

Re: Knighthood?

Knighthood for all of us for putting-up with the honours system
by okra
Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Any good recipes for broad/fava beans??
Replies: 11
Views: 2912

Re: Any good recipes for broad/fava beans??

We enjoy broad beans boiled with new potatoes and onions in a tomato and puree sauce. Lovely with a nice chunk of crusty bread.
by okra
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Beetroot effect.
Replies: 3
Views: 4667

Re: Beetroot effect.

A good test of bowel transit time.
by okra
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Attitudes towards thriftiness
Replies: 17
Views: 4155

Re: Attitudes towards thriftiness

Modern robber baron capitalism depends on ever-increasing consumption, so anyone adopting a thrifty approach is something of an enemy. Hence the promulgation of the attitude that thrift is somehow bad. If everyone in the West stuck to buying things that they truly needed and avoided unnecessary pur...
by okra
Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: can they do this to him??
Replies: 25
Views: 5571

Re: can they do this to him??

As suggested visit a CAB. They should advise on benefits you may be entitled to. Are you in receipt of Working Tax Credits as most self-employed think that are not entitled but they are.
by okra
Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Strawberry runners
Replies: 9
Views: 2726

Re: Strawberry runners

Strawberries generally need replacing after about 3 years when their productivity reduces. Even on new plants it does no harm to eave one or two runners to increase the number of plants. I've also read that it's best not to let runners grow on first year plants but from experience it does not seem t...
by okra
Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi everyone!
Replies: 7
Views: 1956

Re: Hi everyone!

Hi welcome, good luck with the smallholding and happy ishing
by okra
Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:27 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Blogging and money
Replies: 5
Views: 3673

Re: Blogging and money

I was recently approached by a company Blogginbooks.de who publish bloggers work as a book. The process is quite time consuming but they publish your book for free, market it, you get a free copy and may even earn some royalties. It may be worth approaching them if you think you have enough material...
by okra
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Forgotten veg seedlings
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

Re: Forgotten veg seedlings

I ordered similar a while back and was disappointed with the results. I would in future grow them on for a while to make sure they have a good root structure before planting out.
by okra
Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Your idea of what is frugal?
Replies: 22
Views: 4596

Re: Your idea of what is frugal?

Most of the above comments but generally a simpler, less materialistic and a more sustainable lifestyle.
by okra
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: The dark side of leeks, lettuce etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 2500

Re: The dark side of leeks, lettuce etc.

Never understood using only the white part of leeks, your right the tops make a lovely addition to leek and potato soup and improve the colour
by okra
Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Crap from my guttering
Replies: 4
Views: 2189

Re: Crap from my guttering

Did the very same job today and tipped the lot into the compost. I suppose it could be used as a mulch though.
by okra
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: lemonade idea's
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Re: lemonade idea's

Yes Zech it's a cordial and you only have to add a little to the water as it's quite a concentrated flavour
by okra
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: make cheese
Replies: 13
Views: 3626

Re: make cheese

Ingredients - 5 litres of full fat cow's milk; a teaspoon of rennet and approximately 10g of salt. Add the rennet to the fresh milk which has been heated gently to 32c (use a thermometer to ensure the correct heat) and leave for about 30 minuted to set. Break up the curds and place the solids into a...
by okra
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: lemonade idea's
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Re: lemonade idea's

A recipe to using fresh lemons Ingredients: two and a half cups of sugar; the finely grated zest of four lemons; a pinch of salt; three cups of lemon juice from about twelve large lemons and a cup of water. (1) Add the sugar, zest and salt to a cup of water and bring to the boil for about five minut...