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by Motherwoman
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 173
Views: 2789

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

Primrose, delivery drivers seem to be a mixed bag, any we get are pretty good about coming and knocking but at my son's home they have one who puts parcels in the green wheelie bin! Just got to hope it's not bin day! I don't have a rain gauge but have got an electronic one that I have in the kitchen...
by Motherwoman
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Elephant garlic
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Elephant garlic

Perhaps its a case of treating it more like a veg than a flavouring.
by Motherwoman
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Water saving thread
Replies: 33
Views: 1082

Re: Water saving thread

Save water....bath with a friend....
by Motherwoman
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Elephant garlic
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Elephant garlic

I've seen it on sale in the Garlic Farm down here on the Isle of Wight, picked it up and given it a good sniff and put it back down again. The smoked garlic always smells divine but doesn't seem to translate that smell into flavour so I stick with the standard garlic.
by Motherwoman
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 173
Views: 2789

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

Pleased you managed to get your reading through Geoff, they must be getting a lot like that this year. We gave up on oil and got a wood burning range that does cooking, heating and hot water. Keeps me fit in winter but I have warned the old fella that I will not be barrowing logs uphill when I'm 80!...
by Motherwoman
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 173
Views: 2789

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

Eon: No, we're not expecting it that high, take some back.
Geoff: But this was what you wanted me to do right? Generate electricity?
Eon: We didn't expect you to generate this much, where do you think we'd be if we paid out to everybody?
Geoff: Not in breach of contract...?

Let us know how it goes!
by Motherwoman
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 14
Views: 239

Re: Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday Shallot Man!
by Motherwoman
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 173
Views: 2789

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

My runners are looking very thin on the foliage, loads of blackfly, and a poor set. Not just me as most on the upper slopes of the allotment site are like it. The people on the lower end are not so bad. Perhaps it's the effect of being on the top of a very free draining site.
And it's nice to be back!
by Motherwoman
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 173
Views: 2789

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

I haven't been to this forum for at least a couple of years as work was rather demanding, I pop back and it's lovely to find you all still here! Hopefully I will have more time now I'm partly retiring. I still have my allotment although it's taken a bit of a back seat lately, so that is going to get...
by Motherwoman
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Parsley-sage-rosemary and thyme ?
Replies: 47
Views: 3450

Re: Parsley-sage-rosemary and thyme ?

I have a rosemary plant that came from a cutting of my mother's plant who in turn got a cutting from a chap along the lane back in 1955. It is a tatty looking thing with thin, almost greyish leaves but it has a much better flavour than the lush green rosemary plants you can buy.
by Motherwoman
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Top tips to start seed off
Replies: 91
Views: 6654

Re: Top tips to start seed off

Top Tip is Pa Snip's... sow later and if possible outside. That way you have room for the must sow indoors stuff. I sow all my climbing beans, french and runner, direct in the soil now with no noticeable difference to cropping. And I must admit to feeling quite smug when everyone else's planted out ...
by Motherwoman
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Parsley-sage-rosemary and thyme ?
Replies: 47
Views: 3450

Re: Parsley-sage-rosemary and thyme ?

Golden oregano, that's proper oregano not golden marjoram, has a better, stronger flavour than the green and dries very well. I have a couple up the allotment which get harvested with shears a couple of times a year and again I use the dehydrator. I've never used carrot leaves.
by Motherwoman
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Oldest Cook Books?
Replies: 9
Views: 1193

Re: Oldest Cook Books?

Hi Primrose,

I too have this longing to hang on to cook books, sometimes I just get them out for a browse. And the family memories like the muffin cookbook that my sons used to enjoy so much! At one point I was turning out a dozen muffins a day.

Motherwoman
by Motherwoman
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Oldest Cook Books?
Replies: 9
Views: 1193

Oldest Cook Books?

I've just been decorating in the kitchen and had all the cookery books off the shelves to paint them, shelves not books... and this morning I've been going through the books, giving them a dust and clean, before they go back. I'd forgotten I had half of them, some were my partner's mother and grandm...
by Motherwoman
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Parsley-sage-rosemary and thyme ?
Replies: 47
Views: 3450

Re: Parsley-sage-rosemary and thyme ?

A bay leaf or two in a white sauce never goes amiss. Sage is such a strong flavour it can be difficult to place sometimes other than pork. Like you bay leaves get popped in just about any casserole or soup. Thyme I like a lot but not the soft stuff. I grow mine 'hard' on a dry bit of the allotment a...

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