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by chilitony
Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: my main crop king edwards
Replies: 0
Views: 451

my main crop king edwards

All the tops have died off but i noticed the other day that there are new shoots starting to grow from this years crop.
anybody got any ideas why and should i havest now before the skins have set. :?
by chilitony
Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Quince Jam
Replies: 29
Views: 3638

Re: Quince Jam

jarred my quince jam by 5.30 on sunday and helen said that would be nice with some fresh baked bread, so bread was ready by 9.0pm,
thats the beat tasting jam i've ever made. :flower:
by chilitony
Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Storing chestnuts
Replies: 7
Views: 2090

Re: Storing chestnuts

took my tribe chesnuting today and got quite alot of them, so decided to freeze some.
found recipe on web which said roast them first and will store for months.
another recipe was pickled chesnuts. here is link: http://www.wikihow.com/Store-Chestnuts
tony :flower:
by chilitony
Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Quince Jam
Replies: 29
Views: 3638

Re: Quince Jam

my neighbour gave me a bag full, so will try out the quince jam and the rest will be quince wine :flower:
by chilitony
Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Golden Virginia seeds.
Replies: 140
Views: 20419

Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

thanks, mine arrived saturday morning :cheers:
by chilitony
Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Golden Virginia seeds.
Replies: 140
Views: 20419

Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

I've already PM you, thanks tony :cooldude:
by chilitony
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: what are you harvesting?
Replies: 232
Views: 19638

Re: what are you harvesting?

i've got one butternut quash, its massive but still green. apart from that , getting back to the original quastion where do i start i'm harvesting: tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, spring onions, beetroot, new potatoes still, radishes, chillies, sweet peppers, aubergines, runner beans, french beans (bl...
by chilitony
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: pickled gherkins??
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Re: pickled gherkins??

thanks for that SusieGee i will try/do that next year, sounds alot easier than what ive been trying-many thanks Tony :hugish:
probably wont be any for the pigs! red: :wink:
by chilitony
Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: pickled gherkins??
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Re: pickled gherkins??

I grew 15 gherkin plants which i planted down the allotment, when the gherkins started to come i picked when they were about 2-4" long which half filled a large jar (picked egg jar) and covered with vinegar. After a few weeks they went pale in colour but tasted ok. Then a few more weeks a green scum...
by chilitony
Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Chilli glut
Replies: 10
Views: 3636

Re: Chilli glut

I always have a glut of chillies, so I pickle in vinegar, preserve in olive oil, string them up to dry and freeze. :angryfire:
by chilitony
Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Marrow Rum
Replies: 84
Views: 94334

Re: Marrow Rum

In reply to Lee the Pea, the marrow rum does not get sieved through the tights, the tights are there to hold the marrow upright so that you can add the sugar at the top and make a hole in the bottom for the rum to drip out.
Tony :wave:
by chilitony
Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: chilli plants
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Re: chilli plants

most of them got sold and with the money from the food, we raised £413.36 for charity :salute:
by chilitony
Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: chilli plants
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Re: chilli plants

Those little plants are among these that i had at my chilli fest last saturday 4th sept
by chilitony
Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Marrow Rum
Replies: 84
Views: 94334

Re: Marrow Rum

add some yeast, it will then ferment.
i have made marrow rum many times and have aways added yeast, but some of my friends have done it without and had the same result as you.
good luck tony :drunken:
by chilitony
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Thinking of Christmas in July!
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: Thinking of Christmas in July!

I usually give my pickles for xmas, so have been growing shallots, red cabbage, beetroot and this year i'm trying gherkins as well.
I am now picking gherkins every other day and trying to perfect the pickling process, having got several recipes from the web. :wave: