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by kit-e-kate
Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Being eaten alive.
Replies: 35
Views: 6675

Re: Being eaten alive.

Hi, sounds horrible! Someone told me once that vitamin B12( i think?) will help repel bitng monsters, so eat plenty of marmite! And i think that bites round you ankles and feet indicate fleas for sure, so it depend where on your legs they are. I reckon that if the previous occupants had pets, any fl...
by kit-e-kate
Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: split peaches
Replies: 3
Views: 1803

Re: split peaches

and worse ... the peaches are totally tasteless! they were ok last year.. ??? Not a subject i know very much about, but i know that tomatoes can be tasteless unless they get fed as well as watered (one old neighbour told me that a kind of sheep's jobbies tea is best!!!), and i wondered if the princ...
by kit-e-kate
Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 151605

Re: Thelephora, Sparassis or other?

I'm leaning towards Thelephora Palamata Hi! According to the Collins Gem book :study: (Again!), thelephora palmata should smell of onion! Guess whatever it was its in the bin by now, but it might help for next time! Funny looking thing, Could it have been Hen-of-the-woods maybe? HTH Kate :icon_smile:
by kit-e-kate
Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 151605

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Hiya, after a quick look in the Collins Gem guide, :study:, I think it could be Peziza Cerea? Apparently its preferred habitat is damp mortar and soil and its common in cellars. :icon_smile:
by kit-e-kate
Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Foraging - is it legal?
Replies: 24
Views: 8668

Re: Foraging - is it legal?

Hi Deano, the John Wright River cottage seafood book has some quite good info on shrimping. I've no tried it myself though!
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edible-Seashore ... 0747595313
Hope this helps. : )
by kit-e-kate
Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: I have plants I can't eat!
Replies: 17
Views: 4559

Re: I have plants I can't eat!

Sorry, i'm not going to be of much help here! I just wanted to let you know that you're not the only one who hasn't got the hang of flowers! Me too! :icon_smile:
by kit-e-kate
Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: mushroom id?
Replies: 2
Views: 1232

Re: mushroom id?

Hi, its helpful if you include a bit more detail about where you found them. Habitat is a really important factor in mushroom identification. But judging from the photos i would say: Saffron Milk Cap? No, they are quite spotty. I think it looks like a russula of some kind. Do the gills crumble? Cep?...
by kit-e-kate
Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: soup recipes
Replies: 9
Views: 1846

Re: soup recipes

Hi! I think the best way to preserve soups and stuff is most definitely by freezing. Sorry, but i think if you want to make this idea work well- you're going to need a freezer. Tried freegle for one? I suppose (as an experiment) you could always try drying your greens etc and then making up a sealed...
by kit-e-kate
Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Angus!
Replies: 8
Views: 2390

Re: Hello from Angus!

Hiya neighbour! Welcome to Ish! Whereabouts in Angus are you? :icon_smile:
by kit-e-kate
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Scotland (we're going on holiday!)
Replies: 7
Views: 1739

Re: Scotland (we're going on holiday!)

Top tip? I'm certain you will be a good enough driver to know this one anyway, but; If you are driving at "sightseeing" pace then please please please allow overtaking! You will be astonished at the number of caravans and campervans you will see tootling about the highlands at 35/40mph apparently ob...
by kit-e-kate
Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Wild Camp Fury
Replies: 27
Views: 6664

Re: Wild Camp Fury

Did anyone else ever watch a TV prog called My Big Fat Diet Show? They went to see how Pringles were made. It was really interesting- i haven't touched them since! :iconbiggrin: They aren't food at all! Just five or six powders and extracts mixed together in the correct proportions to make a compoun...
by kit-e-kate
Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: BBC: The Wonder of Weeds
Replies: 6
Views: 9290

Re: BBC: The Wonder of Weeds

I watched this too, and i thought it was just a one off. I was a bit disappointed by it. It was quite badly edited, so we just kept hearing the same points over and over! The introduction was repeated verbatim within the first five minutes! It seems a shame because it could have been a really intere...
by kit-e-kate
Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Christmas Hamper
Replies: 31
Views: 5628

Re: Christmas Hamper

Hi,
You could maybe make some nice bread? (If you don't have to dispatch the hampers too far in advance). :icon_smile:
by kit-e-kate
Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: mushroom hunting
Replies: 6
Views: 2646

Re: mushroom hunting

As you are talking mushrooms, I'm heading to Devon in 2 weeks and was going to buy a book on British mushrooms. Can anybody recommend one? Also one on foraging? Maybe 1 book has it all or should I buy separate books that are more in depth? I found a Collins Book of British Mushrooms that looked pre...
by kit-e-kate
Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: first cucumber !
Replies: 8
Views: 1800

Re: first cucumber !

Ace! My cucumber plants are all still tiny!
Well done! :cheers: