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by Green Aura
Sun May 17, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Probably a little late for rationing but...
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Probably a little late for rationing but...

...OH and I have decided we'll have a go at rationing - WW2 style. We've been on a low carb diet for the last couple of years, with good success. The current situation, with supermarket shortages, difficulty getting delivery slots (still!) and having quite a stash of unused pulses etc had already le...
by Green Aura
Wed May 13, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 83
Views: 36206

Re: What are you harvesting now?

We're about a month behind everywhere further south, Viper. So they're getting near the end but the tips are still good, for now. I don't use much ground elder, especially now that's getting a bit big too but all tasty goodness. As it's growing in an area that's due to be cleared and paved, we need ...
by Green Aura
Tue May 12, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 83
Views: 36206

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Not harvesting much more than nettles and ground elder. We have one new raised bed which was intended for beans but as only one has sprouted from an entire tray of 4 different varieties it may now be a salad bed! My courgettes are in the new cold frame, which is attached to the new greenhouse. We ha...
by Green Aura
Mon May 11, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 43
Views: 4760

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Sounds distinctly unpleasant. Nearest we get up here are midges.
by Green Aura
Thu May 07, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling hoarded fabrics
Replies: 19
Views: 6609

Re: Recycling hoarded fabrics

I rather like this, ina. https://www.thespruce.com/no-sew-mask-4801991 Easy to make, and even better, easy to wash, which is where, I'm guessing most people will fall down. The mask's no good unless it's washed and any filter (coffee filters are apparently quite good) safely discarded after each use.
by Green Aura
Thu May 07, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 43
Views: 4760

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

We had the soup again today but replaced the sorrel (still quite tiny plants) with the flowering tops of the perennial cabbage. No lemon juice. We now have a dilemma. OH, who asked for the soup again as he enjoyed yesterdays so much now prefers todays version. I prefer yesterdays, liking that lemony...
by Green Aura
Thu May 07, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 43
Views: 4760

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

I'm always stunned by how few people cook. For a while it seemed to be a badge of success to proudly announce someone's kitchen was never used!

So if people are learning to grow, prepare and cook their own food there might be a small silver lining to this horrible time. I wonder if it will last?
by Green Aura
Wed May 06, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 43
Views: 4760

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

We had nettle, ground elder and sorrel soup for lunch. I picked a handful each of nettle and ground elder tops, and sorrel leaves. Washed,drained and chopped and then added to an onion and garlic sauteing in a little oil. I added chicken broth, but veg stock or even water would be fine, salt and pep...
by Green Aura
Tue May 05, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rusty tools
Replies: 30
Views: 11541

Re: Rusty tools

You're supposed to cut grass? Maybe that's where I've been going wrong. :lol:

We had one tiny patch of lawn in full shade all day, completely useless - everywhere else was veg or roses and, to be honest, I couldn't tell you how he cut it. I don't recall us having a lawn mower, sickle or scythe.
by Green Aura
Tue May 05, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rusty tools
Replies: 30
Views: 11541

Re: Rusty tools

A sickle's the thing on the CCCP flag. Can't think of another example :shock: :roll: :lol:
by Green Aura
Tue May 05, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rusty tools
Replies: 30
Views: 11541

Re: Rusty tools

I think it's probably a dilemma for many people. We've become such a disposable dependent society, especially as the price difference can be staggering. My biggest sin is paintbrushes - my Dad used the same brushes for as long as I can remember, got a beautiful finish on his glosswork and cleaned th...
by Green Aura
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 8890

Re: Self Isolation

Yup, me too. The only issues I have are the ongoing saga of the non-existent "click and collect" slots (I'm currently looking at an 160 mile round trip to "c+c" from outside the nearest supermarket :roll:) and missing my friends for lunch every month or so. I've not seen them since January, although...
by Green Aura
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: No tomato pasta ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: No tomato pasta ideas?

Or make a sauce with carrots, celery, onion and red pappers, instead of tomatoes. Use your favourite herbs and spices. Blend to a smooth sauce. You can even add some meat into yours. I'm a bit of an expert on convertible meals - with a vegan daughter we've had years of working out how to make base r...
by Green Aura
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: No tomato pasta ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: No tomato pasta ideas?

Our favourite, back in the days when we ate pasta was with oil and garlic. While your pasta is cooking, poach crushed garlic, a chopped chilli or two and parsley in some good olive oil. Drain the pasta and toss in the oil mixture. Check your seasoning (we usually made the pasta water a little bit sa...
by Green Aura
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Long time no see
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Re: Long time no see

Hi Brewtrog. Hope you're keeping well through all this. Welcome back. :wave: