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by Chantal
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Oops - is this aimed at me? (Or you?)
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Oops - is this aimed at me? (Or you?)

He doesn't read this :lol: Even if he did, it would merely confirm his suspicions that I am trying to poison him. He's caught me scratching sell by dates off stuff before now and claims I fed him baked beans from 1996 in 2014. He was totally wrong, those beans were dated 1998! He's still alive and k...
by Chantal
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 81
Views: 2517

Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Floods here in Rugby yesterday evening. Our road was awash, with some people further down the road sweeping water away from their doorsteps. Our sunken garden was a couple of inches deep at one point. I drains quickly, but it couldn't cope. Sunday morning was strange, as I decided that I didn't care...
by Chantal
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Oops - is this aimed at me? (Or you?)
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Oops - is this aimed at me? (Or you?)

I still eat bits of cheese with the mould cut off. So does my husband, but he doesn't know it... :oops: :lol:
by Chantal
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 81
Views: 2517

Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Thanks Shallot Man, I shall give that a go. I always struggle to get sweet peas to germinate, I manage about 1 in 10, which is hopeless.
by Chantal
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Oops - is this aimed at me? (Or you?)
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Oops - is this aimed at me? (Or you?)

I entirely agree Stephen! I am sick to death of being warned that I shouldn't eat stuff, not by my doctor, but by the nanny state. "Unsuitable for the elderly", how dare they! I am on the long approach to what may be considered eldery (I don't feel it) and I am damned if someone is going t...
by Chantal
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Bewildered of Rugby
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Bewildered of Rugby

I'm slowing coming around to thinking this is something to do with Nigel Slater. I've looked in Kitchen Diaries I and II but they haven't helped, however the Christmas Chronicles do say how wonderful is pickled quince! I was over whelmed with quince last year (none this year), so I guess it's possib...
by Chantal
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Bewildered of Rugby
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Bewildered of Rugby

I don't drink Primrose, I can't even blame that :lol:
Still clueless.
by Chantal
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Bewildered of Rugby
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Bewildered of Rugby

I'm still none the wiser. I'm sure all will become clear, eventually, but it's driving me crackers! I can't blame autocorrect, I wrote it in my diary in pencil!

Why would I want to pickle quince, even assuming I had any? :?
by Chantal
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Bewildered of Rugby
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Bewildered of Rugby

I have opened my diary to find I have written "Pickled Quince" against 6 October.

I have no recollection of writing this.

I have no quince to pickle.

Can you even pickle quince?

Suggestions on a postcard...
by Chantal
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

Hi Colin, whatever you do, don't put them somewhere cool.

I had a massive harvest some years ago, stored them in a tray in my outhouse and they went black within a week. I
by Chantal
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Badgers
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Badgers

We appear to have badgers in our garden. There's massive hole appeared under our fence with next door and their garden has direct access to the nature reserve behind us. I'm going to set up the wildlife camera to be sure. I love badgers and I understand once they've decided to come into our garden t...
by Chantal
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 81
Views: 2517

Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Not so cold in Warwickshire, but a definite chill in the air this morning. I'm scampering up to the allotment straight from work to pick a LOT of tomatoes before they get too cold.
by Chantal
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: A dramatic start to Sunday
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: A dramatic start to Sunday

Sorry Peter, I've PMd you. Missed you too OH. I'm sure more disaster will befall before too long to keep you entertained :wink: Malvern was lovely, once we got there. Surprisingly good weather too, most unexpected! Stocked up with the usual sack of planting garlic from The Garlic Farm, bought more g...
by Chantal
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Do birds get lonely ?
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Do birds get lonely ?

We have just one chicken left from our flock of eight. She's almost eight and has been on her own for two years now and we try and spend at least an hour a day sitting in our summerhouse next to her run. She comes out, scratches around the garden, but is often content just to sit at our feet, chatte...
by Chantal
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Disappointed!
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Disappointed!

I went apple picking a week ago, I'm cooking apples as fast as I can (I was up at 6am today making apple samosas) but some are rotting almost in front of my eyes. I've always lost some, but in a week out of 3 crates of apples, I would thing half a crate are in the compost bin.

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