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by kit-e-kate
Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Whats your Foraging technique?
Replies: 6
Views: 2176

Re: Whats your Foraging technique?

A bit of A and B really. If i'm going from a forage-y traipse about somewhere i've not been before i'll take a guide book with me, and have a glance at it before gathering anything likely looking. Once I find a good place or a good walk, i'll go back round that route a few times at different time of...
by kit-e-kate
Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Lessons learned from our 2010 gardening experience?
Replies: 10
Views: 1321

Re: Lessons learned from our 2010 gardening experience?

Plenty of mistakes made here, but the main thing i've learned is NOT to mix parsley in with the carrots seeds (supposedly gives protection from carrot fly, and increases carrot vigour) unless you want three foot high parsley and one inch carrots!! : ) Still, i have popped a few carrot seeds in next ...
by kit-e-kate
Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: which hot water tank
Replies: 16
Views: 5171

Re: which hot water tank

Hi, we've got a gledhill tank. Its a Stainless Lite direct type, and its brilliant. Ours is 210 litres and we heat it for about 2 hours off peak, and have tons of piping hot water (at mains pressure) all day. If you were going to run radiators off it, you'd want an indirect one, i think. Gledhill we...
by kit-e-kate
Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: gorse liqueur
Replies: 3
Views: 2688

Re: gorse liqueur

Hi, I made Gorse flower wine last year using the Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall recipe (possibly still on the river cottage website?) but i used plenty more flowers than specified, and they were all quite young. The flavour was captured brilliantly- with all the delicate coconut scents. It only took a ...
by kit-e-kate
Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: My take on Fungi... list of what I've eaten!
Replies: 9
Views: 3922

Re: My take on Fungi... list of what I've eaten!

I've tasted porcelain mushrooms. They needed lots of rinsing in water to remove the slime, but they were very good with a meaty flavour unlike any other mushroom I have tried. That's interesting, i'd read something similar. I'll have to be brave next time! They are very very pretty, aren't they. Th...
by kit-e-kate
Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: My take on Fungi... list of what I've eaten!
Replies: 9
Views: 3922

Re: My take on Fungi... list of what I've eaten!

Brilliant, thanks! I'll keep my eyes peeled! Do you think they favour a particular type of dead wood? Annoyingly i actually think i may have spotted some oyster mushrooms when we were out for a walk on Sunday, but we were out with some (quite posh) friends of my husband that i don't know at all well...
by kit-e-kate
Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: My take on Fungi... list of what I've eaten!
Replies: 9
Views: 3922

Re: My take on Fungi... list of what I've eaten!

Hi all, That's a very interesting list; Mine is; shaggy ink cap, chanterelles, bay boletes, cep, st georges mushroom, parasol mushroom, jew's ear, and i've seen a cauliflower fungus but it was way too old to be of any use. I've never yet managed to get back to where i found it though. And (although ...
by kit-e-kate
Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Little things that really please you!
Replies: 73
Views: 5709

Re: Little things that really please you!

Tons of things! Most things! But things i can think of right now? Hmmm: Nice ideas for good, happy, and funny threads on here! Like this one, well done! :icon_smile: How well my first crop of parsnips turned out. How Mikey and I can laugh at anything and turn the worst disasters and misjudgment into...
by kit-e-kate
Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Little things that really annoy you!
Replies: 238
Views: 55317

Re: Little things that really annoy you!

My personal bugbears for today: People who, on their way to/from work decide (whether walking, driving or cycling) that they are *obviously* more important and in more of a hurry than anyone else and decide that risky/pushy behaviour that puts everyone else out/endangers folk is obviously the best ...
by kit-e-kate
Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: A Tonne of Firewood
Replies: 9
Views: 8662

Re: A Tonne of Firewood

Hiya, we just bought half a transit tipper trailer full (does this make sense?) for 80pounds, that included delivery, and its seasoned beech. I'm not sure how much it is in weight, i think maybe about a ton and a half, but it's more than filled our log shed (which is about the same dimensions as a p...
by kit-e-kate
Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Plate of many mushrooms...
Replies: 7
Views: 1821

Re: Plate of many mushrooms...

Hiya! I too am self taught (only been doing it a couple of years though) and i've got three or four books that i use because i find it gives me a good crossover of data that help identify my finds. I think where you've gone a bit off-track is by using a book that is limited to edible shrooms and poi...
by kit-e-kate
Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from sunny Dundee
Replies: 13
Views: 1708

Re: Hi from sunny Dundee

Hello near neighbour! : )
by kit-e-kate
Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: clean a disgustingly filthy bathroom door?
Replies: 20
Views: 3236

Re: clean a disgustingly filthy bathroom door?

I'd agreed with all the other posts that say Cif is the best. Nothing can withstand the onslaught of Cif and a green scourer. We also had a terribly filthy bathroom to deal with and found that using a steam cleamer and loads of kitchen roll was a good way of getting rid of the inital crusted-on stuf...
by kit-e-kate
Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: are these young chanterelle
Replies: 5
Views: 1538

Re: are these young chanterelle

No. They do look like some sort of russula though. Possibly the "common yellow" type... If you look in the mushroomy bit of the forum and search for my posts i've posted a couple of photos of chanterelles. The baby ones are really very small, maybe only a centimetre across and look kinda of like wee...
by kit-e-kate
Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 151603

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Hiya, The best way to check is to take a spore print; Cut the cap off one mid aged specimen. Take a sheet of black/dark paper and a sheet of white paer and put them side by side. Place the cap (gills down) on the join between the two bits of paper and cover the cap with a glass (or big bowl if its t...