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by Green Aura
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 9628

Re: Self Isolation

Likewise, ina. I have a T4sc0 click and collect booked for next week (booked on 23/3!). Trouble is, our nearest C+C is in the next village - 20 miles away. As there's nothing but sheep and deer between us and them I think it's unlikely we'll get stopped, although I do have to pass the police house. ...
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 9628

Re: Self Isolation

Moving to the farm sounds like a great idea, Weedo. Keep safe.
by Green Aura
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 43
Views: 5061

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

I'm still using stuff out of the store cupboard - we can't get an order until 9th April! The local shop is good but very expensive so we're trying to do a mixture of using up stuff here, buy essentials from the local shop and a supermarket order for the rest. Spreading the love :lol: Anyway, today's...
by Green Aura
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 4149

Re: Experimentalish

Looks interesting. Potential fodder and fibre, you say?
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our time has come?
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Our time has come?

It's a tough time Bonnie, and one that will test the mettle of a lot of individuals and communities. Try not to get too down-hearted and despondent though. We are, as you pointed out, in a lot better situation than many. Don't forget that we're "ish" here, no one is trying to be wholly self-sufficie...
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 43
Views: 5061

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

As far as I know, Bernard, the cooking liquor from any bean will do. The usual one is chickpea liquor but I've used gungo pea and black turtle beans and they work well, albeit a strange colour. If you're cooking kidney beans you need to boil them for 10 minutes minimum to remove the toxic bit, the n...
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 4149

Re: Experimentalish

My garden has been fallow for a couple of years now - and there may well be seven different genera. Couch grass, thistles, lesser plantain and the occasional kidney vetch. There's also celandine, but only in one area and ground elder in another, the bane of my (gardening) life. And dandelions, how c...
by Green Aura
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 43
Views: 5061

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Yes, that gloopy stuff is the aquafaba. It's quite amazing stuff. I made vegan meringues for my gal's birthday last year - they were pink because I used the aquafaba from cooking gungo peas.
by Green Aura
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 23
Views: 3858

Re: Allotment the 2nd

Does the black bag in the sun trick work, like it does for other perennial weeds?
by Green Aura
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 43
Views: 5061

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

The only things we have in tins are tomatoes and tuna (not together :lol:) but I have loads of dried pulses which, having been on a low carb diet for the last couple of years are, are now ready to draw their pension. Doing a quick Google as to how to effectively cook old pulses I found this suggesti...
by Green Aura
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 43
Views: 5061

Empty supermarket recipes

I thought, while all the madness of supermarkets being emptied continues, that it might be a good idea to share some store cupboard recipes so we don't all starve. :roll: Anyway, for lunch today, we had a mug of chicken broth and a couple of slices of seed bread with sun-dried tomato and almond pate...
by Green Aura
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 4149

Re: Experimentalish

It looks like a very interesting plant. I've just read up the info on feedipedia (no I didn't know such a resource existed either :roll: :roll: ) and it certainly has some good uses from weed and nematode suppression and nitrogen fixing to paper and rope making. One thing I found particularly intere...
by Green Aura
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 11935

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

The small independent businesses, particularly of a more social aspect are going to fare very badly through this too. On a brighter note, one of these - a vegan cafe, is offering 3 meals a day, for £35/week, delivered daily to the door (locally, of course). Fairly simple food - porridge, soup for lu...
by Green Aura
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 85
Views: 37070

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Excellent. Have a good Paddy's day celebration.
by Green Aura
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 11935

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

And why don't they use British recycled paper for it? Hopefully things have changed for the better now, but I remember having this same conversation with two tutors on my MSc Environmental Protection course, many moons ago. One tutor was adamant that using recycled TP was not a great idea as produc...