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by okra
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are we all having for dinner?
Replies: 452
Views: 62624

Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Jerusalem Artichoke soup for lunch - the forecast tomorrow is windy
by okra
Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Elephant in the Room..........
Replies: 52
Views: 4787

Re: The Elephant in the Room..........

oldjerry wrote:
Green Aura wrote:I like this one even better
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree ... rty-crisis
Me too.
An excellent article and so very true
by okra
Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Elephant in the Room..........
Replies: 52
Views: 4787

Re: The Elephant in the Room..........

I was surprised that cheap burgers contained proper meat and thought it was mechanically recovered stuff. Just a thought would you rather eat horsemeat or mechanically recovered and chemically treated meat. Perhaps supermarkets, if it is cheaper. start a line in horse burgers.
by okra
Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Elephant in the Room..........
Replies: 52
Views: 4787

Re: The Elephant in the Room..........

Supermarkets are not evil and have provided cheaper food, which is generally safe, provide many jobs and are what most people want. There has, however, been a cost. Out of town superstores mean driving to shop and with fuel prices increasing this has become an issue for many. An argument can be had ...
by okra
Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Elephant in the Room..........
Replies: 52
Views: 4787

Re: The Elephant in the Room..........

The European meat processing industry is, like most other sectors of today's globalised food chain, dominated by a handful of companies. The large supermarkets simalarly control most of the food we buy. It's common knowledge that the supermarkets put pressure on all suppliers to produce the cheapest...
by okra
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Jerusalem Artichokes
Replies: 3
Views: 4903

Re: Jerusalem Artichokes

oldjerry wrote:Bet you'll be glad to get home!! Never had them flower here,Make nice soup,and s'posed to be great for diabetics......
.....just make you fart really badly..
You are right Jerry they would be better named Jerusalem Fartichokes :lol: :lol: :lol:
by okra
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Jerusalem Artichokes
Replies: 3
Views: 4903

Re: Jerusalem Artichokes

oldjerry wrote:Bet you'll be glad to get home!! Never had them flower here,Make nice soup,and s'posed to be great for diabetics......
.....just make you fart really badly..
You are right Jerry they would be better named Jerusalem Fartichokes :lol: :lol: :lol:
by okra
Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Jerusalem Artichokes
Replies: 3
Views: 4903

Jerusalem Artichokes

Fancy growing a perennial which also produces lovely flowers. I have got a lot of knobbly Jerusalem Artichokes for swapping. I can send between 5-10 tubers (let me know the amount required) I am looking for unusual vegetable seeds, sweet potato. stevia, horseradish, lemon grass seeds or plant, creep...
by okra
Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Competitive gardening for a TV show
Replies: 13
Views: 2137

Re: Competitive gardening for a TV show

It might be somebodies cup of tea, but we have no wish to compare our carrots or chutney with anybody.
by okra
Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi there from snowy warwickshire
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Re: Hi there from snowy warwickshire

Welcome and happy ishing. Good luck with the new lottie, it's hard work when in a weedy state but well worth the effort.
by okra
Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Doomsday preppers
Replies: 27
Views: 18597

Re: Doomsday preppers

Americans really are bonkers. Well amongst a population of 200 million or so,you're going to get a few nutjobs( For Gods Sake nearly 11million brits voted for a double-glazing salesman 2yrs ago how bonkers was that?) The gun crime is awful, 4th in the world for gun crime death rates, not including ...
by okra
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Doomsday preppers
Replies: 27
Views: 18597

Re: Doomsday preppers

11:11 UK time but I predict we will all still be here
by okra
Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 natural health and medicinal remedies
Replies: 20
Views: 14779

Re: 101 natural health and medicinal remedies

To treat mouth ulcers. Make a gargle using two teaspoons of coriander seeds boiled in water. Once cooled, strain and use the gargle 3-4 times a day.
by okra
Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Prune wine
Replies: 6
Views: 4344

Re: Prune wine

many many years ago i made it from tinned prunes i did,nt like it but that was the morning after effect of running to the loo lol so i gave it away to a few people who never refuse a thing :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: A brew that cures constipation :cooldude: :cooldude: :...
by okra
Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Come in Durgan!
Replies: 24
Views: 3033

Re: Come in Durgan!

Totally agree - enjoyed Durgan's input which would be a loss. Comeback