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by Stephen
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: advice and ideas for eating jerusalem artichokes
Replies: 13
Views: 270

Re: advice and ideas for eating jerusalem artichokes

As above, asafoetida in soup or if boiled. I find roasting them doesn't produce wind in the same way but it is easy enough to be cautious and sprinkle it over. I tend to roast a mixture of potatoes, parsniips, onions and jerusalems sothey are only a small component.
by Stephen
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 130
Views: 1856

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

I hang my head in shame, I haven't spent as much as half an hour outside today.
Instead I have been painting (decorating, I'm not an artist). It was gloss topcoat today.
by Stephen
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: What's on the menu?
Replies: 18
Views: 384

Re: What's on the menu?

You are right Streavaig - things do change despiter plans.
The salad turned in to radicchio, chicory, orange & walnut, the roasts were replaced by the cavaolo nero I had harvested.

This is all fine as the root vegetables will keep well for ages.
by Stephen
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 123
Views: 3036

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

Hi Stravaig, I also saw that article on hibernation, which I found interesting. I'm all in favour of hibernation, I don't like the cold at all.
by Stephen
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New Year's Resolutions
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: New Year's Resolutions

I don't make New Year resolutions.
There's always a list of things to be done. I'm not sure it is so very different.
by Stephen
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: What's on the menu?
Replies: 18
Views: 384

Re: What's on the menu?

Lunch will be soup & bread after a walk. I'll cook in the evening, it seems silly to cook when it is light outside. Beetroot, feta & chestnuts in puff pastry. Radicchio, beetroot & walnut salad. (yes, we have lots of beetroot!) Roast potatoes, parsnips, onions & jerusalems. - Ice cre...
by Stephen
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Merry Christmas.
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Merry Christmas.

Indeed happy Christmas.
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Parsnips are on my menu!
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by Stephen
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1298
Views: 217867

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

I hear that the closed borders will result in a lettuce shortage, I worry it may just be the tip of the iceberg.
by Stephen
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 123
Views: 3036

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

My new trees: Christmas Pippin, Broadhome Beauty, Monarch
by Stephen
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 123
Views: 3036

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

Sorry, OH, I have been quiet too. But it has been cold, wet & miserable. Warmer today so my Raynaud's is ok today.

But, good news! My new cordon apple trees have arrived. Christmas Pippin, Monarch & Broadhome Beauty.

Posts, wires and trees to go in tomorrow.
by Stephen
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 123
Views: 3036

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

I was 5 during the big freeze, I might have turned 6 before the thaw. In the family photo album there is a picture including me and some icicles longer than I was tall.
I look perfectly happy but hate the cold now.
by Stephen
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: December issue
Replies: 3
Views: 170

December issue

Jerusalem Artichokes:- you say sunny spot. My mother grew them in the shade of our huge walnut tree, so on my plot they also grow in shadier locations. They thrive. There is so much demand for sunny spots that those crops which tolerate shade really need to have this noted. But it isn't just KG whic...
by Stephen
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Radicchio
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Radicchio

Those look very nice, well done.
by Stephen
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 146
Views: 4811

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

Well done Monika
Allowing the local wildlife to survive but getting rid of the weeds to the tip whose green manure heaps will get really hot by virtue of their size.

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