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by Stravaig
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 49
Views: 743

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

In theory, yes, Monika. Cold winters and hot summers. But last year we barely had a winter at all. Normally we'd expect constant snow from mid-November to early March but it only snowed a few times and didn't lie on the ground. Even in winter, it's quite sunny when it's not snowing. Anyway, our flat...
by Stravaig
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 49
Views: 743

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

Me too! (Oops, has that phrase been banned from its normal usage?) What I meant was that I also have a couple of rose buds on my windowsill rose bush. Mind you, with the hydroponic lights on there, the plants don't know what season it is. And - yippee!!! - there are five green beans which are almost...
by Stravaig
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 49
Views: 743

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

Ouch! I hope you get well soon.
by Stravaig
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Preparing calabrese (broccoli) heads
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: Preparing calabrese (broccoli) heads

I bought a couple of packets of edible insects (Eat Grub brand) and took them to a picnic with friends a few weeks ago. Most people were appalled by the idea of eating crickets but a few were brave enough to try. It was certainly a conversation piece. LOL The problem is that they didn't taste very n...
by Stravaig
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: A recomended toaster?
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: A recomended toaster?

We bought a Dualit toaster more than 20 years ago thinking that paying extra for top quality would save us replacement costs in the longer term. (Also, it does look rather posh in the kitchen.) But the Dualit isn't so great, one slot only toasts one side instead of both sides. Perhaps we need to get...
by Stravaig
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 49
Views: 743

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

We bought a cross-trainer with the plan of getting fit indoors, but I'm a bit afraid of falling while getting on and off so I haven't been using it. :(

I really need to do something, but I don't know where to start. We live in a flat so climbing the stairs isn't an option.
by Stravaig
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Gardening Guild John Yeoman
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Gardening Guild John Yeoman

"You can do it all, at no cost at all!"

Gee, I wish things were that simple. :lol: Great find, Alan.

Blackbird, Alan's link is in his posting above.
by Stravaig
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 49
Views: 743

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

Dear Shallot Man and Robo, I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. I have reduced mobility (osteoporosis) and rely on my husband for just about everything, especially shopping. He's a star for accepting the "in sickness and in health" promise. You are really great guys for looking after ...
by Stravaig
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: National Curry Week
Replies: 0
Views: 41

National Curry Week

Did you know that the UK's National Curry Week started on Monday? I decided to celebrate it with a fundraiser for the Gurkhas' veterans and widows. We have a great affection and respect for the Gurkhas - and thought they were a worthy curry-related cause. Rather than a dinner party, in these dark ti...
by Stravaig
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Growing lights
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Growing lights

I also use the red, white and blue lamps. They're working fine for me. I'm growing all kinds of herbs and small plants on my windowsills, even all through Ukraine's brutal winters. I'd not realised that compost could contain toxic weeds. I've not yet been able to find much choice of composts so we j...
by Stravaig
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Pea sprouts?
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Pea sprouts?

Excellent! Thanks, Sally. Given how late it is in the year, I think I'll continue to enjoy the pea shoots and forego the potential of peas. I can always get frozen peas from the supermarket. Next year I'll aim to have two containers - one for peas and one for shoots.
by Stravaig
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Pea sprouts?
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Pea sprouts?

All my gardening is done indoors as we live in a city centre flat. I'm growing peas in a container in a sunny spot. Despite the lateness of the year, they're doing pretty well. I love pea sprouts in a salad or as a garnish. My question is - if I keep harvesting the pea sprouts will it mean that I ne...
by Stravaig
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Burns Night coming up...
Replies: 21
Views: 2776

Re: Burns Night coming up...

Thanks, Westi. We don't have a separate dining room, the dining table is in the living room. And it is indeed a very large room. You could fit the entire ground floor of our UK house into that one room. When we first saw the place we jokingly referred to that room as "the ballroom" but now...
by Stravaig
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Happy Birthday.

Happy birthday, Robo. Hope you have a great day!
by Stravaig
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Burns Night coming up...
Replies: 21
Views: 2776

Re: Burns Night coming up...

Hi Westi, we had 15 people and a four course dinner at the Buns Night do. Yeah, I know what you mean about a smorgasbord, I've done that before too. It's funny how a few delights from an Italian deli work wonders - and people enjoy them just as much as if you'd slaved for hours in the kitchen. No It...

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