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by healer
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bottling Apples
Replies: 7
Views: 1010

Re: Bottling Apples

Hi Graham Its raised an interesting question for me - everyone quotes the Long Ashton times but where is the original scienific report? It may be in the book "Science and Fruit" (does anyone have a copy?) that they published in the 50s or it may be published by Margaret Leach, Head of the Station in...
by healer
Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Freezing Potato.
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Re: Freezing Potato.

hi spider my question is why freeze potato? Store them and add them later to keep the freezer from filling up too much. If you are thinking of quick meal - I do it with loads of vegs but I still keep out the potato. The only time I freeze potato is par cooked chips made in say January when the store...
by healer
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Create a self sufficient community
Replies: 27
Views: 8703

Re: Create a self sufficient community

oh! I think I would rather live with jonh headstrong and keith... they seem to be realists! Freewilly you will attrack parasites and you will have to get rid of them - or they will take you down. People have their own agendas and some are not honest about them - how can you unite them? I hope you di...
by healer
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bottling Apples
Replies: 7
Views: 1010

Re: Bottling Apples

like MKG we tend to always err to the over cooking as its a lot of wasted food if you get it wrong but the "quick method" recommended by the Long Ashton Research Station is in fact for sliced apples in hot syrup "raise from 38degC to simmering 88degC in 25-30 minutes and maintain for 2 minutes"
by healer
Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: So who manages without TV?
Replies: 46
Views: 3582

Re: So who manages without TV?

:pukeright: I haven't had TV for 16 years. I made the decision when the 6o'clock news was showing grotesque violence that I deemed unfit for my 2 year old. We didn't have TV as a kid but I did see it at other peoples houses so I saw enough to know there was good and bad. I still witness it at other ...
by healer
Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Goodies from France
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Re: Goodies from France

Beehive - just asked a friend and they say standard UK is different to the French........

Saumur bubbly - yep 5 euros for ok, 7 euros for good stuff, it make life easier to celebrate!
by healer
Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: onions help
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: onions help

method is good for garlics but if the onions are large and the stems are very dry (as they should be) you may have to twist in some strong twine or else you get a steady thud as the individual onions drop out! Also not so good for long storage as mesh tray in racks. I have fould you can easily remov...
by healer
Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Goodies from France
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Re: Goodies from France

hi graham if you were coming to me I would ask for digestive biscuits, digestive biscuits, digestive biscuits and earl grey tea (going anywhere near Saumur? :thumbleft: ) Take back - other than a french tart? (the apple ones are easy to produce at the moment) :wink: Phacelie "phacelia tanacetifolia"...
by healer
Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...start?
Replies: 18
Views: 2902

Re: ...start?

hi we have a stream that can flood but the house is 10m above it - but all our main growing areas are in the valley. you asked about books...I don't know if High F-W river floods but I think Mony Donn's does and has the stress of "will it get to the house!" You should be able to look at the building...
by healer
Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 things to do instead of watching television
Replies: 48
Views: 27583

Re: 101 things to do instead of watching television

72 ? - watch the sun set, the bats fly out, then the owls, then its time for you to sleep! 73 - or there is the long summer evening entertainment of watching a slug eat a buttercup by journeying along a blade of grass which bent down under its weight to the desired height, then bending back complete...
by healer
Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Storing Potatoes
Replies: 26
Views: 2575

Re: Storing Potatoes

hi can I join in on this one! Spuddle - Charlottes will keep to February if you do what has been suggested before and sort them into eat now, second use and keepers. You can eat them as earlies as well. mmm - Rattes are 120 dayers!!! ok you can eat them early but that is why the crop is so light - y...
by healer
Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Potato chitting question
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: Potato chitting question

Hi do you know what type they are? if they are "new potatoes" ie quick growers (70days ish) you can easily grow them in pots - then you can put them somewhere protected like a greenhouse or by a south facing wall with some fleece. Quick growers only grow one layer - slow growers grow many so need mo...
by healer
Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Medlars
Replies: 9
Views: 1512

Re: Medlars

I must come in to support the humble medlar :cheers: We love them! So does the horse (but she's died - so we now get the whole crop!) We pick the before they are bletted so that the birds don't get them and then rippen them in a fruit box near the wood burner. After they are bletted we make a cheese...
by healer
Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Thank you to the ishers!
Replies: 10
Views: 1408

Re: Thank you to the ishers!

hi Whitevan38 Blackcurrent bushes can get to about 4ft high and need to be about 6 feet apart - but you prune them each year - take out the stems that have fruited. A third to half the bush can be cut back to allow young shoots to develop as these are the ones that will bear the most fruit. OH is in...
by healer
Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I keep a cool box cool for 4 days?
Replies: 11
Views: 3532

Re: How do I keep a cool box cool for 4 days?

Hi I know this is an old question but lots of people are still looking at it so I'll add my bit. Powermonkey - portable solar power and recharger have been used in Africa to keep vacinations cool boxes cold (so vacine doesn't go off!) I'm not promoting the product but if you health or or others is a...