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by ina
Thu May 07, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 6254

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? Co...
by ina
Thu May 07, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling hoarded fabrics
Replies: 19
Views: 7236

Re: Recycling hoarded fabrics

What my mother used to do - cut those sheets in half down the middle and sow them back together inside out. You do have a slightly annoying seam down the middle, but the sheets will last another few years. They were known as Sides to Middles in our house, if you made a careful French seam there was...
by ina
Wed May 06, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rusty tools
Replies: 30
Views: 12949

Re: Rusty tools

Yep, old stuff is best. I have a wonderful old pen knife - one of my father's - probably from just after the war. Still sharp as anything, and strong - and it's seen a bit of abuse... (And apart from tools - just pulled out all my old sheets, looking for something to use for masks: I have 2 inside-o...
by ina
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: No tomato pasta ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 1176

Re: No tomato pasta ideas?

I often have pasta with leek - mainly because it's quick and easy. Slice leek fairly thinly (1/2 cm or so), lightly cook in olive oil (or butter), season to taste... Add as much cheese as you like! And a friend of mine always makes pesto with lovage. It is very nice - haven't made it yet myself, but...
by ina
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 11479

Re: Self Isolation

And me. Always said I am an antisocial bastard...

Find all that "people missing the touching/hugging" really strange. Hugging always makes me feel uncomfortable, so it's actually great that people can't catch me unawares!
by ina
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 6254

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

I mostly sprout lentils.
by ina
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Garden revamp
Replies: 8
Views: 1549

Re: Garden revamp

What kind of green house are you getting?
by ina
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 6254

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

The Coop had Tunnock's Caramel wafers tonight!!! I almost bought some - but I don't really like them... It's weird what stuff they have and what they don't. At the moment, an extra display of Walker's shortbread etc - and they don't usually sell that. Plus, as far as I know Walker's had stopped prod...
by ina
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 4654

Re: Experimentalish

Thanks - I'm looking forward to that crop, sounds like just the right thing for me!
by ina
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 4654

Re: Experimentalish

Wow - that's all I can say!

How long did your perennial broccoli last for? I have 2 plants in one of my raised beds for the first time.
by ina
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 11479

Re: Self Isolation

:hugish: Difficult for those who are used to contact. I'm not. So in a way I'm better prepared for isolation - doesn't mean that I'm not seriously depressed at the moment.
by ina
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 11479

Re: Self Isolation

:mrgreen: I know. I admire all those who are going through lockdown cooped up with a number of people - for me, even the best friends would drive me bonkers after a little while! So glad I'm on my own... (In a way. In other ways I'm not. :? )
by ina
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 11479

Re: Self Isolation

Oh, I'd say driving to get food is essential - otherwise they wouldn't allow those places to be open! I think in any country there are things that weren't really thought through, as to what is allowed to stay open and what isn't. In Germany, there is just a discussion on the re-opening of GP practic...
by ina
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 11479

Re: Self Isolation

Congratulations on the delivery slot - I know of several people who still haven't got one... I'd quite like to go for a shop at Lidl's, but that would involve taking the bus. Not sure whether that would be acceptable. I can survive on what I can buy locally - but their range is somewhat limited - no...
by ina
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 11479

Re: Self Isolation

Same here with the truck stops... Very short sighted.