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by kit-e-kate
Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: rowan berries.
Replies: 7
Views: 2154

Re: rowan berries.

I've made rowan berry jelly before and i'm still here! : ) I think they are poisonous if consumed raw, but cooking takes care of that.

HTH
Kate
by kit-e-kate
Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: IDEAS FOR RED CURRANTS
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: IDEAS FOR RED CURRANTS

Gift some to a local restaurant/cafe as a dessert garnish and hope you get a free lunch in exchange? :icon_smile:
by kit-e-kate
Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: not get ripped off when buying a wood burning stove?
Replies: 24
Views: 3920

Re: not get ripped off when buying a wood burning stove?

Hiya, when we were opneing a fireplace up (for an open fire- not a wood burner) we found the help and advice of our chimney sweep invaluable. He also gave us the number of a grate builder who was terrific and made it all happen. I'd definitely recommend getting a grate builder rather than just an or...
by kit-e-kate
Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Apple Tree HELP!
Replies: 0
Views: 686

Apple Tree HELP!

Hi all, I planted two apple tree last winter (one Scrumptious, one Allington Pippin) The allington pippin has just developed weird squiggly brown lines over some of its leaves. I think it might be some kind of leaf miner? I can't find any answers in any of my books as to what this might be, or what ...
by kit-e-kate
Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Pets
Topic: Desperate for a Dog
Replies: 10
Views: 1982

Re: Desperate for a Dog

Why not rehome a dog? You're bound to find one at your local rescue place that fits your needs exactly. (It may not be a jack russell though, but i'll bet you find a totally irresistible pup nevertheless!) Happy dog hunt! :icon_smile:
by kit-e-kate
Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Article on how to make Ice cream in a bag!!
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: Article on how to make Ice cream in a bag!!

That sounds great! Can't wait to give it a try! :icon_smile:
by kit-e-kate
Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Grumpy old man
Replies: 34
Views: 2887

Re: Grumpy old man

Millymollymandy wrote:Ha! talking of which - the pregnant woman quick till -
The WHAT??? I've never seen one of those- or heard of anything so ridiculous! :roll:
by kit-e-kate
Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Grumpy old man
Replies: 34
Views: 2887

Re: Grumpy old man

Apparently the oh-so-annoying "baby-on-board" signs are there as a notification for rescue teams in the event of an accident. The theory being that in the event of an extremely abrupt stop (into the back of a lorry for example) Junior could slide under the seats in front and remain undiscovered. Sou...
by kit-e-kate
Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Where do I start with my veggie patch
Replies: 11
Views: 1656

Re: Where do I start with my veggie patch

Hiya! Carrots don't like soil that is too rich (it makes them fork, apparently). They enjoy light sandy soil with no stones (and not too much water or the tops will grow but the roots won't...). If you want to put them in your ground then you might need to designate an area for them and cultivate it...
by kit-e-kate
Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: spots and wedding looming!
Replies: 12
Views: 1917

Re: spots and wedding looming!

Your breakout could be stress related, maybe. I got a MASSIVE spot just before my wedding, but it was magically disappeared under a ton of concealer! Not sure you'd want to do that if you've got a lots of spots developing, but it could be worth trying to de-stress....? :icon_smile:
by kit-e-kate
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Getting rid of Nettles
Replies: 11
Views: 2671

Re: Getting rid of Nettles

Hiya. If you dig over the offending area in autumn and leave all the roots exposed to the frost that'll help kill them off. Then in the spring dig over the ground again and plant potatoes in that area to "clean the soil". We did that with a really messy bit in our garden during winter/spring 08/09 a...
by kit-e-kate
Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Marguerite Patten- Home made wine and Cordials
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Re: Marguerite Patten- Home made wine and Cordials

Love a bit of Marguerite! My husband and i were given a complete set of MP cookcards by his mum (she had faithfully collected them each week, but wanted rid of them in a kitchen clear out). They're fab, but i'm not sure I've the time to make all the carrot and radish flower garnishes.... :icon_smile...
by kit-e-kate
Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Solar panel offer, anyone considering it?
Replies: 13
Views: 5516

Re: Solar panel offer, anyone considering it?

Hiya, It looks like a good scheme. I guess they are just effiectively using your roof as a solar power farm, presumably they'll also make money from the excess electricity sold back to the grid (given that the won't let you store any). The only downside i can see is that the only benefit you will re...
by kit-e-kate
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Yesterday's haul!
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Re: Yesterday's haul!

The younger ones remind me of plain egg white or tofu whereas older specimens that are starting to near the end of their culinary usefulness tend to have a slightly unappetising essence of wet Labrador about them. Yeah the texture seemed ok, but i think they were probably quite mature- there was a ...